Student Leadership Awards

Student Leadership Awards 2024

The Student Leadership Awards is an annual event that brings the ϼ community together to celebrate exceptional student leaders and faculty/staff who have made an outstanding contribution to student engagement. 

Nomination Period

The nomination period for 2024 is now closed. Thank you to all those applied and nominated.

Nominee Requirements

You may only be nominated once per award; if you receive additional offers of nomination, please request the prospective nominator submit a letter of reference instead to support your existing nomination. If you have been nominated for the Student Leader Award, there are additional requirements for you to complete; please see the details in the award description below.  

Award Details


The Student Leader Award recognizes student leaders who exemplify outstanding leadership characteristics and demonstrate the ability to build community through initiatives or projects both on and off campus. 

This is a monetary award with prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Has held at least one significant leadership position on campus or off campus 
  • Has made a significant impact on the ϼ student experience through any of the following: student groups, campus events/programs, community and civic initiatives 
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to mentor fellow students 
  • Has dedicated a significant amount of effort and energy toward bettering the student experience through involvement in campus and community activities 
  • Has been enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, within any program or faculty, during the previous Fall Semester or Winter Semester 
  • Has a minimum 2.67 cumulative grade point average 

Additional requirements for nominees

If you have been nominated, you must submit the following documentation to complete your eligibility: 

  1. Minimum two letters of reference; at least one must be from an employer, volunteer coordinator or instructor. 
  2. An updated resumé 
  3. Unofficial transcript showing you are in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.67

Nomination

Students may only be nominated once per award. Please check with the student you wish to nominate prior to submitting a nomination form to see if they have already been nominated; if they have, you can further their nomination with a letter of reference.

This award celebrates students who have shown a commitment to the ϼ community in a volunteer or student assistant capacity. Going above and beyond to create inclusive and memorable experiences for others, being a positive role model, and creating a community on campus are some of the criteria taken into consideration for award recipients.

Eligibility criteria

  • Has held a student assistant or volunteer role on campus 
  • Has made a positive impact on the student experience by creating a community on campus  
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to improving the student experience at ϼ
  • Earned a 2.67 term GPA in their last active term

Nomination

Students may only be nominated once per award. Please check with the student you wish to nominate prior to submitting a nomination form to see if they have already been nominated; if they have, you can further their nomination with a letter of reference. 

There are two awards in this category, one for a College staff member and another for a faculty member. These awards recognize ϼ staff and faculty members whose work has significantly enhanced the student experience. These individuals go above and beyond their job description to support student learning and development. This may include student mentoring, student group advising, experiential learning program management, or championing student ideas and/or feedback. These individuals' efforts and achievements remind us of our common purpose - to support students in their learning and development. 

Please note these are non-monetary awards. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Work done by faculty/staff member directly affects the student experience and community 
  • Has made exceptional contributions to student learning (in and out of the classroom) and student development 
  • Upholds College values of inclusion and equity 
  • Work enhances student involvement in the campus community 

Nomination

Staff/faculty can only be nominated once. Please check with the staff or faculty you wish to nominate prior to submitting a nomination form to see if they have already been nominated; if they have, you can further their nomination with a letter of support.

The Global Citizenship Dean’s Awards recognize students from across ϼ that embody global competencies in action. Award winners show commitment to global citizenship through their studies (course selection and experiences) and through their community engagement.  Across contexts, they also demonstrate high levels of practical global competencies such as, perspective-taking, global self-awareness, critical thinking and intercultural communication skills.

This annual award 

  • is worth $1500 for each recipient
  • there is one recipient for each of ϼ's six faculties

This award is administered by Global Engagement Office. For more details including eligibility and application, please click: 

2024 Nominees

 

Student Leader Award

Adeduntan (Duntan) Ojuolape
Anjali Sharma
Ava Ferenc
Celia Kurniawan
Chloe Archuleta
Danna Domasig
Debanhi Herrera Lira
Elijah Kim
Emmaline Damon
Hayley Miller
Jaskaran Singh
Josefa Valdes Vera
Judith Onyeibor-Otue
Julija Belokoneva
Komalpreet Kaur
Manav Suri
Marisa Kettley
Maura Borba Silvestre
Maya Moalla
Megan Palmer
Mike Lara
Nathaniel Gingerich
Roselle Jean Dancel
Sam Saraj Elahi
Shivam Gupta
Shristy Jain
Stefano Pandolfo
Taranjeet Parmar
Tavleen Kaur
Thais de Araujo Goya Peduto
 
Up and Coming Student Leaders of the Year Award
Anne Terry
Elijah Kim
Jasmine Jasmine
Kiyan Sheikh
Kyla Criddle
Manav Suri
Megan Palmer
Mohit Nayyar
Seyavash (Sam) Saraj Elahi
Thi Hoai Thuong (Kaylin) Le
 
Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement Award
Carol Stoppel
Eugene Dy
Kathleen Stephany
Kristen Apodaca
Leisha Vandermey
Lilian Truong
Michele Perry
Pauline Low
Quy Le
Ruth Mandujano-Lopez
Saeed Mirjalili
Tonya Roy
 

Read about the 2023 winners .

Questions?

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