Love & Honor Cup

Love & Honor Cup 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Love & Honor Cup Winners!

Woman in red shirtAmes Radwan

Major:Linguistics & Spanish double-major, dual Spanish master's

Minor: Anthropology

Ames Radwan is a senior Spanish and linguistics double major with an anthropology minor, hailing from Tampa, Florida (and yes, they've heard every Miami, Florida joke in the book). They are also obtaining their Spanish master's degree through a joint BA/MA program. Ames is of the belief that you can never be involved in too many things, and so they're also a captain of the Miami University Marching Band's color guard, a co-chair of Scholarship and Stewardship for the Miami University Student Foundation, and the editor for both the Opinion and Food sections of The Miami Student. Ames also works as a Miami tour guide, so they can often be heard rattling off fun Miami facts-- they might love this school a bit too much! When they're not swamped with schoolwork or club activities, Ames can often be found in their kitchen testing new recipes for their recurring food column, the Weekly Veg, or just baking up a storm. They also love exploring Oxford's hiking trails and Uptown, and they can often be found asking people to guest-write for the Opinion section or practicing color guard at Presser Hall. Be sure to catch them on the field during halftime!


Woman with black shirt onAmitoj Kaur

Major: Emerging Tech for Business and Design, and Political Science

Amitoj Kaur is a first generation college student, and commuter double majoring in Emerging Technology for Business and Design, and Political Science. Since coming to campus she has been involved as a Student Trustee, co-founded an academic support group for Women of Kolour (WOKE), and most recently has been elected as Student Body President. From raising the student minimum wage, to advocating for period products gratis across campus. She has loved every moment at Miami,and has done everything in her power to leave it a better place then she found it.She is extremely grateful for this nomination.

Meet the Love & Honor Cup Nominees:

Woman in white shirt and brown hairAsia Flores

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Asia is a fourth year, first-generation biomedical engineering student who is also pursuing her master's degree in biomedical and chemical engineering. She is from the Chicago area but is the world's biggest Steelers and Penguins fan. She likes to cook, eat the spiciest food she can find, scare her mom, Nada, reread the Harry Potter series, and spend quality time with her mom, her siblings, Niko and Kalena, her boyfriend, Luke, and her friends. Following graduation, she plans to pursue her PhD in neuroscience and to build a career in research and development for pharmaceuticals that are used to treat mental health disorders. Currently, she is President of Miami's chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and she traveled to Rwanda this past August to help implement a clean water storage tank and pipeline. She is also a member of Cohort X of the Lilly Leadership Institute, serves as a student representative on Miami's DEI council, is a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar, is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and works in a metabolic engineering research lab on campus with Dr. Andrew Jones. She thanks her friends Luke, Isabelle, Brandon, and Kanayo for nominating her for this award.


Woman in black shirt with blond hairBailey Miller

Major: Psychology and Professional Writing
Minor: Arts Management

Bailey Miller (she/her) is a senior psychology and professional writing major with a minor in arts management from Denver, CO. Throughout her time at Miami University, she has truly made the most of her college experience, incorporating academics, leadership, service, and, most importantly, fun into everything she has done. Some of her extracurricular activities include serving as the president of TrebleMakers Acappella, the director of career & personal development for her social sorority, a departmental honors thesis student in the Department of Psychology, a communications student assistant for the College of Arts and Science, and a radio show host for Redhawk Radio with her roommate. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in editing and plans to continue incorporating Love and Honor into every part of her life.


Woman in pink shirt sitting on a white chairCaroline Mettey

Major: Strategic Communications and American Studies
Community Based Leadership

Caroline is a senior from Cincinnati, OH. She is a Strategic communications and American studies double major with a minor in community based leadership. She serves as the director for Miami Activities and Programming as director of Redhawk events planning events such as Football tailgates, Bagel and Deli competition and Fallin' for Goggin. In her free time she enjoys walks with her friends and an excellent cup of coffee at Kofenya.


Woman in green outfit in front of pink flowersCaroline Riley

Major: Strategic Communication and International Studies

Caroline Riley is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication and International Studies. She is from Nashville, Tennessee, but thanks to her time at Miami, Oxford, Ohio now has a special place in her heart.

By working to make Miami University feel like home for new and returning students, Caroline is dedicated to fostering community and creating inclusive spaces wherever she goes. Caroline has held numerous leadership positions on campus, including serving as former Vice President of Miami Activities and Programming, a Career Assistant for the Miami University Center for Career Exploration and Success, and an Undergraduate Assistant for Journalism 101. She has also completed the Inside Washington Study Away Program and the FSB Barcelona Study Abroad program, through which she was able to travel, learn Spanish, and represent Miami around the world.

Caroline has also been involved in activities outside of campus, including working for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, the Capital Area Food Bank, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). When not on campus, Caroline likes hiking in Hueston Woods, grabbing coffee at Kofenya, or enjoying the Farmer's Market. Caroline would like to thank the Miami community for the incredible support she has received throughout her four years!


Woman in red shirt with nose ringCentoria McConnell

Major: Political Science
Minor: Social Justice Studies

Centoria, also known as C.J. McConnell, is the daughter of Marine Veterans, Catherin Randall and Brian McConnell. She is a first-generation college student from Kansas City, Missouri. She is the oldest of her three siblings, Madison, Isaiah, and Brian Jr. Centoria values quality time with her friends and family. She is the President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Spring 2021 initiate of the Zeta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she holds the position of Internal Audit and Public Relations/Calendar Chair. Centoria participates as a member of Love You Like a Sister (LYLAS) and the African Student Union (ASU), while actively volunteering at the Talawanda Oxford Pantry where she has over 120 hours of service. 

When she graduates, she would like to continue her work in service and philanthropy. She hopes to open a nonprofit that aids under-served communities by providing college, career, and trade school education. Centoria is a commissioner on the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls, where she works to allocate funding for domestic violence education for K-12 and higher education.  In her free time, she enjoys writing in her journal over soft music, with a candle lit somewhere nearby.


Man with yellow and red hard hat onDavid Gudin

Major: Environmental Earth Science+Environmental Science

Dave is a Love and Honor Story Project Award Recipient (December 2021) from Pepper Pike, Ohio. He is involved in several student organizations, working hard to ensure that his peers can enjoy and explore their passions in a safe and welcoming environment. In his free time, he likes exploring the outdoors, playing video games with friends, and watching anime.


Woman standing with jean and black shirtEllie MacDowell

Major: Integrated English Language Arts Education (grades 7-12)

Ellie MacDowell (she/her) is a senior English Language Arts Education major from Columbus, Ohio. During her time at Miami, Ellie has been a tour guide for the Office of Admissions, a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL), and has been an Undergraduate Associate (UA) for three UNV101 courses. Ellie is involved in the Honors College, the Scholars Program, Alpha Omicron Pi, and the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi. She studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain in the summer of 2022, utilizing her Spanish minor to learn about the cultures and languages of Spain. As an English Language Arts Education major, Ellie is currently student teaching at Lakota West High School, teaching 10-12th graders College Prep English and Journalism. She has loved working with her 129 students, and building meaningful relationships with each one of them. Her favorite memory from her time at Miami has been the ability to live and grow with her closest friends, all of whom she met during her time in Oxford. She values her time as a Miami student, and is thankful for the Miami students and faculty members who have supported her.


Woman sitting with sweatshirt onGrace Kelley

Major: Political Science
Minor: History and Social Justice Studies

Grace is a senior political science major from Cleveland, Ohio, with minors in history and social justice. Her experience at Miami has been defined by a sense of community, both on and beyond campus, that seeks to make Miami a better place. Grace's dedication to love and honor led her to become Miami's Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassador and the senior civic engagement fellow in the Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service. Through these roles, she has increased civic engagement in underrepresented student populations and founded civil rights-focused initiatives at Miami. Most recently, Grace was a keynote speaker at the Freedom Summer of 1964 Award Ceremony and a featured speaker at Miami's Inclusion Forum.

Her passion for community began in high school, where she mobilized over 20,000 people for a protest. She brought this passion with her to Miami, where the motto of "Love and Honor" shaped her commitment and energy. Her involvement in organizations like Alpha Omicron Pi and Redhawks Count helped her find joy in her work, and she hopes to motivate others to also works towards change.

In her free time, she can be found at the Farmer's Market or at karaoke nights with her sorority sisters.


Woman with jean jacket and white shirt on and M on cheekKhenadi Grubb

Major: Political Science
Minor: Criminology

Khenadi is a fourth year Political Science student and will be graduating this May with her Bachelors Degree. Khenadi has the privilege of serving as Miami's Student Body Vice President this year, and she has been a member of the Greek Community since her freshman year when she joined her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Khenadi also serves in the Ohio Air National Guard as a member of the United States military. After graduation, Khenadi hopes to go to Officer Training School in order to become a Commissioned Military Officer in the reserves, and return to Washington D.C. to work in foreign government relations. While Khenadi is sad to be graduating from Miami, she is beyond grateful for the four years that she had to make memories, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Khenadi will forever be thankful to Miami University for molding her into the successful and professional leader she is today. Love and Honor!


Woman in white dressLauren  Garlow

Major: Data Analytics & Social Data

Lauren is senior Data Analytics and Political Science major from Dayton, OH. She can be found on campus in the Student Engagement and Leadership office as a Seal Ambassador or in the Greek Life Office as Director of Marketing for the Panhellenic Council. In Lauren's free time, she loves supporting Miami sports teams or going to her sorority's events. After graduation Lauren is planning on starting her career or pursuing a graduate degree.


Woman in pink shirt with a sunset behind herMargaux Harding

Major: Organizational Leadership
Minor: Management

Margaux Harding is a senior majoring in Organizational Leadership and minoring in Management. Margaux has been involved in Miami Activities & Programming since her freshman year and served as the Director of Series before becoming the President. Her favorite part about MAP is creating unique activities, events, and experiences for students around campus. She loves getting the opportunity to meet new people and cultivate a space for people to get connected and meet new friends! While serving as the President, Margaux has had the opportunity to represent MAP on the Homecoming and Family Weekend Committee as well as the Presidents Coalition, which helps connect campus leaders to work cross-functionally and speak on issues affecting the Miami community.


Man with suit onMichael Gallo

Major: Supply Chain and Operations Management
Minor: Information Systems

Michael Gallo is a Senior Supply Chain and Operations Management major from outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Michael has had the opportunity to be involved in a number of different student organizations, with the goal of having a profound impact on the university at large. Michael has had the opportunity to put his Miami Education to use as an intern for Lindt USA, a major chocolate company, and lululemon, a major fast-growing fashion retailer. In his free time, Michael enjoys meeting new people, skiing, and cooking. In early 2020, he received the Career Champion Award from the Center for Career Exploration and Success. In 2021, he received the Coaches award from the Varsity Cheer team. Upon graduation, Michael would like to work in consulting to help get a better understanding of the challenges facing supply chains today.


Woman in red dressNavkiran Chima

Major: International Studies; Political Science
Minor: Arabic; Social Justice Studies

Navkiran Chima, also known as Nav, is a fourth-year Honors College student and Presidential Fellow from Streetsboro, OH. She has majors in International Studies and Political Science and minors in Arabic and Social Justice Studies. As an aspiring international human rights attorney, she is heavily involved in advocacy and activism both on and off-campus, ranging from Oxford to abroad.

Throughout her time at Miami, she has been committed to building community through leadership and service. Nav has been involved in various student organizations, including leadership positions, across her many interests from environmental justice to politics to multicultural and interfaith engagement to student government. As the daughter of Punjabi-Sikh Americans, she has sought opportunities where she can use her privilege to promote understanding and equity for all on campus.

In her free time, Nav enjoys cooking with friends, reading Arabic poetry, and the Saturday morning farmers market. As she plans to pursue further travel abroad and graduate school, she is beyond grateful for her time at Miami and the countless memories and beautiful friendships she has made the past few years. She hopes her work in Oxford and at Miami University inspires those in years to come.


Woman smiling with black shirt on in front of a bushPatricia Lennon

Major: Software Engineering
Minor: Statistical Methods

Patricia Lennon is a software engineering major from Loveland, OH. As the daughter of Miami Mergers, she has been a lifelong Miami fan. She is very active on campus; she holds executive positions on the Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee team (Frisbaes) and Kode2Learn.

As the event manager, and former captain, of the Frisbaes she helps share her love for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee while fostering an inclusive environment. As president of Kode2Learn, she teaches elementary-aged students about computer science. She has been able to share her love of teaching young students with more Miami students. She has also worked with Miami faculty to provide club members opportunities to meet with employers and grow their network. 

Patricia also works at the AccessMU center as an Assistive Technology Student Master. In this position, she addresses accessibility errors in various webpages and software used by Miami students.


Woman with black shirt on tilting headRiss Hasseman

Major: Interior Design
Minor: Fashion

Riss Hasseman is a fourth-year interior design major and fashion minor. She is from Santa Clarita, California, but knew that she wanted to go to Miami University from a young age since many of her family members attended to include her grandfather back in the 1960s.

Riss came to Miami knowing she wanted to be very involved and have the best college experience possible. Since attending Miami, Riss has been a manager at every restaurant in Armstrong and was an RA in McBride Hall. In Greek life, Marissa held the positions of Panhellenic Public Relations and Marketing Director and recording secretary for Gamma Phi Beta. She also is the current President of sheTribe after serving one year as Vice President. Most recently, Riss was selected as the Victoria's Secret PINK Campus Representative for Miami University. She also took advantage of opportunities of studying abroad and studied in Italy over J-Term her junior year. During the past two summers, she worked in Palm Beach, Florida, for internship at an architectural firm. Mostly, she loves being involved on campus and meeting new friends.

Riss's favorite thing about Miami is the sense of community and belonging that it brings and how, even with the large student population, you always see a familiar face!


Woman in blue dress standing in front of a railingSidra Capriolo

Major: Psychology, Spanish

Sidra Capriolo is a Psychology and Spanish double major from Schaumburg, Illinois. At Miami, she has found her purpose in community engagement and social justice advocacy.

She is currently a research assistant for the Center for the Study and Support of Children and Families of the Incarcerated and service fellow for the Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service as well as a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the Government Relations Network, and the Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Her proudest achievement in college is founding Miami's chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project-u, an organization that brings awareness to wrongful conviction and injustices in the American legal system, for which she won "Organization President of the Year" at the 2022 SEAL Awards.

After graduation, Sidra hopes to pursue a career in criminal justice research and reform. Outside of academics and extracurriculars, she enjoys working out or playing soccer, listening to music or podcasts, drawing people in the style of their favorite cartoons, trying out new vegetarian and vegan foods, or hanging out with her beautiful, talented, amazing friends. Fun fact: Sidra has a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo!