Student Spirit Week Recipients

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College of Arts & Sciences


The first-ever Student Spirit Award recipients are Arts & Sciences students Adam Swigost and Chelsie Bickel. The pool of finalists was impressive and reminded our search committee of the passionate students at UND. The winning students receive a $1,000 scholarship of which $500 goes to their tuition and fees and $500 goes to a UND student organization to help fund a philanthropic endeavor.

Adam Swigost, sophomore, Biology (pre-med) with a minor in Chemistry.

Bismarck native who's family instilled the importance of service in him at a young age. He's been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Alexius Medical Center since he was a young boy and continues this involvement along with his academics here at UND.

Involved in: Student Government (College of Arts & Sciences Senator), Lions Club, Undergraduate Medical Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Arts and Sciences Technology Fee Committee, Emerging Leaders member, UND Presidential Scholar4.0 GPA.

"My goals include going to medical school to become a surgeon or anesthesiologist. I'd love to do health mission trips throughout my career in order to give of my time and talents. After practicing, I would like to transition into health care management, policy or politics."

Wants to gift $500 of the scholarship to Emerging Leaders to help fund their end-of-the program philanthropy projects that impact a wide array of UND and community organizations.

Chelsie Bickel, junior, Communicaitons & Sociology.

Kindred, ND native. Coming from a small, town she expressed her commitment to be involved in "everything". Her involvement in high school was instrumental in getting involved in college.

President of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Student Ambassador, PRSSA, passionate volunteer for CVIC

"I've been inspired by so many people at UND. As such, my goal is to work in Student Affairs after graduate school. I want to be a factor in providing positive student experiences that expose them to endless opportunities."

Plans to gift $500 of her scholarship to Alpha Chi Omega to help build an on-going scholarship for an Alpha Chi Omega committed to the continued partnership between the sorority and CVIC.