Congratulations to Michael Scimeca, Gabriela Wolk and Amy Maitner, recipients of the 2016 Order of Pegasus Award.

Michael Scimeca is a part of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Arts and Humanities, and majoring in biomedical sciences and the Spanish language. He is a member of The Burnett Honors College as well as a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, the President’s Leadership Council and the Honors Congress.

Gabriela Wolk, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences, is majoring in English Literature and Political Science with a minor in Russian studies. In addition to demanding coursework in two distinct areas, Wolk is a member of the Russian Club and holds a seat on the Senate Leadership Council. She is the Honors Congress secretary and vice chair for the operations and reviews committee in the Student Government Association Senate.

Amy Maitner, College of Sciences, is majoring in advertising and public relations, with a minor in women’s and gender studies. As part of the LEAD Scholars program, Maitner created the Purple Ribbon Program, an eating-disorder certification course for faculty and students. She is president of an eating-disorders awareness organization, Project HEAL, and runs biweekly support groups.

The Order of Pegasus is the highest honor the university gives to students. It recognizes outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated exemplary university and community involvement, leadership, academic achievement, and community service.