GPS graduates have the foundation required to present themselves to anyone, anywhere, with pride and confidence, enabling them to successfully tackle their post-graduation plans, whatever they may be. All AUP juniors and seniors have the opportunity to present their personal narrative at the public speaking contest GPS Panel Presentations, a landmark AUP event held every Spring. Graduating senior participants also have the possibility to win the prestigious Danielle Savage GPS Award, which is conferred to the finest personal narrative presentation at the Commencement Ceremony each May. The GPS Award – a certificate of distinction and a €1000 grant – is one of only three student awards at Commencement. 


GPS Award Finalists and Winners  

Watch the finalists’ outstanding presentations below. 


  1. Sarah Affonso 
  2. Agata Kozuchowska 
  3. Ria Phi 
  4. T’Anna Johnson 
  5. Savie Newton 
  6. Christopher Hussey 


  1. Kaylh Altimore 
  2. Motse Kuswani 
  3. Krystel Nozier 
  4. Zachary Egan 
  5. Lynn Elhadjali 


  1. Nike Hartmann 
  2. Chloe Denelsbeck 
  3. Inanna Greenhill 
  4. Minja Nedeljkovic 
  5. Caroline Sjerven 


  1. Anita Maksymchuk 
  2. Anissa Agrama 
  3. Diana Hickox 
  4. Marly Phillips-Nicol 


  1. Sarah Sturman 
  2. Frances Ebi 
  3. Jean Marie Anselmi 
  4. Malick Rupert 
  5. Veronica Ayla 


  1. Rama Al-Nakib 
  2. Lucille Befort 
  3. Annamaria Deganutti 
  4. Maria Rodriguez 
  5. Lilian Wagner 


Kaylh Altimore, Cross-Cultural Communicator
Krystel Nozier, Community Builder
Motse Kuswani, Aspiring Lawyer and Changemaker
Zachary Egan, From Carnegie Hall to the OECD via AUP
Lynn Elhadjali, Advocate and Leader


Nike Hartmann

The final 2020-2021 presentation by Nike HARTMANN is available here on Prezi.

Chloe Denelsbeck, Inclusive Education Leader
Inanna Greenhill, Criminology Enthusiast
Minja Nedeljkovic, Aspiring Private Equity Investor
Caroline Sjerven, Aspiring Political Journalist and Novelist


Chiara Amor – Aspiring Olympian and Event Planner
Anita Maksymchuk, Community Development Leader
Marly Phillips-Nicol

The final 2019-2020 presentation by Marly Phillips-Nicol is available here on Prezi.


Jean Marie, Bold Initiative-Taker
Sarah, Aspiring Editor
Veronica, Well-rounded Journalist
Watch the 2019 Awards Ceremony


In Spring 2018, the first class of GPS Finalists presented their final projects to the GPS committee. Below you will find some of the outstanding work that was produced and presented by AUP students.

Jasmine Paul "Becoming a Community Leader"
Maria Rodriguez "Service to Others"
Rama al Nakib

Watch the 2018 GPS Awards Ceremony on our Facebook page