Four students to receive Chancellor’s Leadership Award

Four students to receive Chancellor’s Leadership Award

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Hayk Arzumanyan, Evaline Britton, Haley Stalls and Kaitlyn Stender the recipients of the 2024 Chancellor’s Leadership Award. This award is given to members of the graduating class who are committed to personal growth and have made a positive contribution to their peers, campus and community.

Arzumanyan majored in computer science with a minor in mathematics. Hailing from Armenia, he brought a diverse perspective to his academic and extracurricular endeavors. Arzumanyan has held the positions as president at the UWS Marksmanship Club and served as hall manager at Ross Hawkes residence halls. As a recipient of the SURF scholarship, he engaged in groundbreaking research in the field of machine learning and had the privilege of presenting his research findings at UW-La Crosse and in Madison, Wisconsin, for Research in the Rotunda.

A native of Superior, Britton has earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in studio art. During her time at UW-Superior, she participated in the SURF program, completing both Developmental and Fellowship Award Projects on slip glazes using wild clay. Britton has presented her research at several events including Research in the Rotunda in Madison and was a panelist for the 13th annual St. Louis River Summit. Britton has worked in the Kruk Gallery and in the Visual Arts Department and has exhibited her work both on campus and regionally. Following graduation, Britton will continue her education by pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics.

Stalls, an elementary education major from Superior, participated in all TRIO programs at UW-Superior including Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars. She completed her McNair research with the Upward Bound program with the lens of social emotional learning. While working on campus, Stalls took on many roles at the Educational Success Center as a tutor, embedded tutor, supplemental instruction leader, student supervisor, and tutor leadership cohort (TLC) member. Previously a teacher education student assistant, Stalls was the past president of the Future Teachers Association and a member of Psi Chi. After graduation, she hopes to teach at a local elementary school to give back to her community.

Stender, from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is a double-major in social work with an self-designed major in life & sports wellness. While at UW-Superior, Stender was involved with the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being as its lead PEER ambassador, president and founder of the Mindfulness Club, president of the Social Work Student Association and the UW Superior Foundation’s Student Board Director. As a sophomore, she received the Outstanding Student Leader Award, as well as volunteered with the Upward Bound program. In the community, Stender completed her senior experience internship with the Duluth Community School Collaborative, specifically at Lincoln Park Middle School. This summer, she will start her advanced standing master of social work program at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

UW-Superior will hold its commencement on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at Siinto S. Wessman Arena. A live video feed will be available the day of the ceremony. Siinto S. Wessman Arena is located at 2701 Catlin Ave. in Superior.