CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami rower Kathleen Hanson was named the 2020 Vivian Berger Giller Impact Award recipient, as announced by the University’s Butler Center for Service and Leadership.
The Vivian Berger Gill Impact Award recognizes a student who has made a significant impact on campus through leadership and involvement in the campus community.
Hanson, a junior business major, currently serves as the president of the student organization Best Buddies, which supports adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
She has been a student-athlete advisory committee representative for two years, advocating for her student-athlete peers. Additionally, Hanson is a mental health student athlete ambassador for the athletic department and presented at the Atlantic Coast Conference Mental Health Summit in 2019.
An active participant in the community, Hanson volunteers at the Holtz Children’s Hospital, packs meals for those in need and assists in beach cleanup events at Miami Beach.
About the Award
The Vivian Berger Giller Impact Award was established by Leslie and Craig Coller in memory of Leslie’s mother, Vivian Berger Giller. The scholarship will recognize one outstanding full-time undergraduate student with junior academic standing at the University of Miami. The award recipient is honored for making a significant impact on campus through his/her leadership experiences and/or involvement with volunteering activities, student organizations, and special projects.