Abraham Lincoln grad honored with Leadership Award

Meeting of the minds: Pictured are (from left) David L. Cohen; Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.; Gus Amsterdam Leadership Award recipients Summer Love and Tho Tran; and Erin McNamara Horvat, Ph.D. Source: Comcast Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and Mayor Jim Kenney last Thursday honored two students with the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia’s annual mayoral luncheon. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen presented students Tho Tran and Summer Love each with a $5,000 scholarship award at the luncheon, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Finalists for the Gus Amsterdam Leadership Awards are chosen from the winners of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s Leaders and Achievers scholarships. The program recognizes students for academic achievement, leadership skills and a commitment to community service.

Tho Tran graduated from Mercy Career and Technical High School. He competed in the University of Delaware’s Diamond Challenge: Social Venture Competition, in which his idea for creating a process that connects urban areas with healthier foods took him to the semifinal round of competition. Tran is studying anthropology at Drexel University.

Summer Love is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. In addition to serving as president of her graduating class, Love was part of the Air Force JROTC program, a member of the swim and track teams, band, a student ambassador and volunteer for the Philadelphia Police Explorer Program. She is enrolled at La Salle University’s School of Business, exploring a degree in finance and marketing. ••