Presented by Student Leadership Council
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Award Descriptions for 2012
Student Organization Division
Membership Development Award Lambda Chi Alpha (Program to educate and engage members within the organization) This award recognizes a student-driven membership development program that has been held in the past academic year. Awarded to the organization with the most outstanding membership development program.
Outstanding Academic/Educational Program of the Year Political Science Club
Awarded to an organization with a program focused on a specific discipline or topic to further knowledge in that area and encouraged dialogue and learning among attendees.
Outstanding Diversity/Multicultural Program of the Year International Student Council
This award recognizes a student-driven diversity/multicultural program.The program was dedicated to building positive interaction amongst cultures; promoted awareness of cultures and global issues through student engagement; and provided opportunities for students to learn about the importance of diversity and multiculturalism.
Outstanding Philanthropic Program of the Year Phi Mu
The program should exemplify the dedication and financial contributions directed towards the welfare of those in need. Focus is on a program that contributed dollars to an agency. The primary producers of the program were students.
Outstanding Service/Volunteer Program of the Year Pi Kappa Alpha
The program will have demonstrated the commitment of the organization to community service. Primary focus is on service hours not monetary donations. Nominations should be support by the agency being benefited.
Marketing/Recruitment Award University Program Council
This award recognizes an organization that used print, website, and social media to promote the organization and its events.
New Student Organization of the Year UNIV 100 Peer Mentors
Will be awarded to a new student organization that has made strides in recruiting, retention, and completing organization goals. Organizations in this catagory will be no older than 18 months.
Student Organization of the Year
The University Student Organization Committee will select organization of the year from each catagory based on applications submitted.
University Funded Organization & Greek Organiziations Residence Hall Association
Non-University Funded Organization Up Till Dawn
Outstanding Organization Advisor (Faculty/Staff) Dr. Theresa Wozencraft
Awarded to an organization advisor that creates a supportive environment for the leaders they work with. The recipient is an example of how an advisor is instrumental in helping members grow, learn, develop, and mature.
Community Partnership Award United Way of Acadiana
This award recognizes an important community business, sponsor, or agency that contributed to the success of an organization during the academic year. Student organizations may submit a nomination detailing how the organization contributed to the success of a project or event, or describe how a community partner worked with the organization throughout the academic year to help the student organization achieve its goals.
Individual Division - students may nominate themselves (except for unsung hero). Applications will be judged on the characteristics of a well rounded leader. Students must upload organization involvement checklist with individual nomination. Use characteristics of a well rounded leader to fill out checklist.
Definition of Student Leader:
A student who is focused on achieving personal goals as well as organizational goals. An individual who works with the members of the organization to make it the best working organization that it can be.
Characteristics of a Well Rounded Leader:
1. Involved in Organizations
2. Involved in Community Service and/or Philanthropic Work
3. Achieves success in Academic Work
4. Involved on Campus in areas that are not student organizations (examples include but not limited to: attend events, intramurals, work on campus, tutoring)
5. Promotes the University (examples include but not limited to: attending conference, attend outof town athletic events, published work, projects in major)
Quiet Infuence/Unsung Hero -Jency Landry must be nominated by faculty/staff person. Awarded to a student who works behind the scenes.
Outstanding Freshman Award Madeleine Ortte
Outstanding Sophomore Award Will Gardiner
Outstanding Junior Award Lindsey LeJeune
Outstanding Senior Award Kara Bethard
President's Leadership Award - Given by Dr. Savoie Chelsea Begnaud
This award acknowledges the contributions made by students who play a significant role in improving and developing the intellectual, social, cultural and/or athletic fabric of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community. Awardees exemplify academic performance, extra-curricular achievement, and service to the University. The award will be presented by the University President on the basis of how the nominees' achievements have contributed to the betterment of the University community. The Selection Committee may present more than one award annually.
This event is sponsored by
Office of Communication and Marketing
the Student Union and the Dean of Students Office.