Good Service is Rewarded

NYU Tandon Students Honored at President's Service Awards

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On April 13, 2017, NYU President Andrew Hamilton was on hand to honor the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their commitment to civic engagement and service in local communities across the University's global network or for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life.

While the President’s Service Awards ceremony took place at the Kimmel Center in Washington Square, Brooklyn was definitely in the house. Among the many NYU Tandon School of Engineering students and groups honored were:

Rawan Abbasi, who was cited for her initiative in supporting the student body and taking action as programming chair of the Tandon Undergraduate Student Council, and planning numerous events, including the inaugural Tandon Spirit Week. 

Mahmoud "AG" Abugharbieh, praised for his engaged leadership as Vice Chair of the University Committee on Student Life, advocating for students, and bridging the gap between the Brooklyn campus and NYU at the Square.

Kristen Ma, who garnered the award for her outstanding commitment to student leadership and community service at NYU Tandon.

Parth Mehta, who was lauded for his dedication to and passion for service programming and campus-wide graduate community building as vice chair of the Graduate Activities Board.

Georgey Mekkaringattu Joseph, who received the award for his incredible commitment to the graduate student community as organizing committee commissioner at NYU Tandon.  

Pirthmey Singh Randhawa, who won applause for his incredible commitment and passion in serving the NYU Tandon community as vice president of programming for the Graduate Student Council. 

Sumayya Vawda, cited for her consistent support and unwavering advocacy for Muslim students at NYU Tandon. 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association, a group praised for organizing the annual InnoVention Competition and fostering student-led innovation.

Tandon Muslim Students Association, which was recognized for its consistent excellence in programming and commitment to supporting outreach and dialogue on the NYU Brooklyn campus.

Tandon students were also forces in such winning all-university groups as:

Design for America of NYU, singled out for its continued success in using Human-Centered Design to develop solutions to pressing issues at NYU and in our surrounding communities.

HackNYU 2017, which demonstrates leadership and dedication in bringing together the global NYU community to learn, innovate, and imagine new solutions to the world's challenges.

HackNYU at the 2017 President's Service Awards

NYU President Andrew Hamilton (center) with HackNYU at the 2017 President's Service Awards

See more photos from the 2017 President's Service Awards Reception.