The Ohio Union and Office of Student Life recognized individuals and groups at The Ohio State Leadership Awards Celebration and Senior Dinner, April 12, at the the Ohio Union. Individual students, student organizations, and faculty/staff advisors are recognized "for their programs, involvement, commitment to leadership development, and efforts to better our Ohio State community." The Department of Animal Sciences is proud to announce a few of its own as award recipients. Lauren Eisemann, Animal Sciences, from Ann Arbor, MI, was recognized with an Outstanding Senior Award. Twenty students received this honor; it is given to less than 1% of Ohio State's graduating seniors. "To receive this recognition, students must have demonstrated exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service over the course of their college careers. More than a grade point average, scholarship includes contributing to the academic life of the university. Leadership may be found in a concentrated effort to make a difference to one facet of the University or in effective performance of responsibilities in more than one organization. Service involves the unselfish giving of time and effort to better the community." The Animal Sciences Community Alliance, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Student Council were recognized for their program, "College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Fall Festival" with an Outstanding Student Organization Programming Award in the Collaboration category. "This award recognizes collaborations among two or more student organizations to coordinate programs, events, or initiatives that benefit the campus and/or local community." Mariette Benage advises the Animal Sciences Community Alliance. Congratulations to our award recipients! To read more about the awards, visit http://ohiounion.osu.edu/get_involved/csls/leadership_awards.