NYU Abu Dhabi has honored the finalists of the 2017 Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Awards at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi that hosted 180 students, staff and faculty. The awards recognize the outstanding leadership contributions of NYUAD students to the institution and its surrounding community. Al Khayr is an Arabic phrase which means the ultimate good.

The winners were nominated by staff, faculty, and students then selected by a committee of Campus Life staff members, with input from students.

Associate Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
Maitha Al Memari, UAE, Class of 2018

Campus Life Leadership Award for Senior Leader
Liza Tait-Bailey, United Kingdom, Class of 2017
Annalisa Galgano, U.S., Class of 2017
Toma Pavlov, Bulgaria, Class of 2017

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From left: Toma Pavlov, Liza Tait-Bailey, Annalisa Galgano, recipients of the Campus Life Leadership Award for Senior Leaders.

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Emerging Leader
Hafsa Ahmed, Pakistan, Class of 2020
Brian Kim, South Korea, Class of 2020
Andres Lopez, Colombia, Class of 2020

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Collaborative Leadership
Zahra Urooj, Pakistan, Class of 2017
Lama Ahmad, U.S., Class of 2019
Hayat Seid, Ethiopia, Class of 2017
Dhia Fani, Indonesia, Class of 2017

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Community Service
Hannah Taylor, U.S., Class of 2018

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Diversity, Inclusion & Dialogue
Laura Waltje, U.S. / Germany, Class of 2017

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An award ceremony is held each year to honor NYUAD's Al Khayr Leadership Award recipients.

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Healthy Living
Yumi Gambrill, U.S. Class of 2018

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Humble Leader
Dana AlHosani, UAE, Class of 2018

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Innovative Leadership
Martin Slosarik, Slovakia, Class of 2017

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Sportsmanship
Eduardo Campillo, Spain, Class of 2017

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for Spirit
Yi Yi Yeap, Australia, Class of 2017

Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Award for UAE Cultural Ambassador
Amal al Gergawi, UAE, Class of 2019

Campus Life Staff Award
Jess Castelyn, Program Manager, Office of the Dean of Students