MANCHESTER, N.H. – Senior Felipe Bispo (Clinton, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team received the 2019 Donna M. Guimont Service Leadership and Engagement Award at Wednesday's Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership Awards.
Bispo, a three-year member of the Hawks men's soccer team, was nominated for his dedicated to Saint Anselm and the impact he has had on the college and the surrounding community. The Guimont Award is presented to an outstanding student athlete that has shown exceptional dedication to community service and involvement while at Saint Anselm.
Guimont was the first Senior Woman Administrator at the college, the first female coach for basketball and softball, and the first administrator liaison for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Her dedication to Saint Anselm spanned more than 35 years and countless student-athletes have had the pleasure of forming a relationship with her.
Active in many areas across campus, Bispo began his involvement with the Intercultural Transitions program and was a participant before becoming a mentor as a senior. Furthermore, he serves the community as the Meelia Center coordinator for the Veterans Administration project, doing so for the past two years.
He has volunteered his time on a Spring Break Alternative trip with Campus Ministry and is a Chi Alpha Sigma Scholar Student-Athlete as a Biology major. With the men's soccer program, Bispo appeared in 41 games for the Hawks, logging 1,500 minutes in the field.
"Felipe's involvement and hard work are seen throughout campus and in his academic accomplishments - he does everything with curiosity and a smile," remarked Head Coach Bruno Victal. "I couldn't think of a more deserving student-athlete for the athletics community engagement and service leadership award than Felipe."