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Leadership Awards

 

The Leadership Awards are given each year by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement at the 20th Annual Leadership Banquet. These awards celebrate the many contributions our students, student organizations, and advisors have made to our university.

Please see the award descriptions and links for the nominations forms below.  You may nominate yourself, a friend, student, colleague, or organization for an award by clicking the name of the appropriate award below.  There is a short nomination form for each award that provides necessary information to the Leadership Awards Selection Committee for awards consideration.

Nominated students, organizations, and faculty/staff will be notified of their nomination and are invited to attend the Leadership Awards & Recognition Night Event on April 20th where awards will be presented to the recipients.

The Leadership Awards nominations process are now open and will close on Friday, March 10th.

JOHN F. NOLEN, JR. HALL OF LEADERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

Named in honor of retired Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. John F. Nolen, Jr., this award is given to a select group of seniors who have demonstrated outstanding involvement with campus life and extracurricular activities and who, through this service, have exemplified a 4-year commitment to the positive enhancement of the Georgia Southern University campus. This is a one-time award.

SOUTHERN TALON AWARD 

Presented annually to students with above 60 credit hours who have exemplified a commitment to enhancing campus life at Georgia Southern. Students must demonstrate outstanding involvement at Georgia Southern. This is a one-time award.

RISING STAR AWARD 

Presented annually to rising student leaders with less than two years of dedicated involvement in student life, and who have exemplified a commitment to enhancing Georgia Southern campus life (sophomores and freshmen). This is a one-time award.

HIGGS-MCCARTER ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP AWARD 

Presented to a student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their community through service with non-profit organizations.

GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP & SERVICE AWARD 

Presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of leadership and involvement in student life during the past year. This is a one-time award.

KATHRYN GRUBE UNSUNG HERO AWARDS

Named in honor of Georgia Southern University’s former first lady, Kathryn Grube, for her tireless efforts working to promote Georgia Southern and the community. One award recognizes a student and one honors a faculty or staff member for their behind-the-scenes contributions.

STUDENT 

This award recognizes a student, who does not hold an executive leadership position, for the work they do behind-the-scenes. Through work with their organization, he/she makes a positive impact by improving the organization.

FACULTY/STAFF

Presented to a member of the Georgia Southern faculty/staff not directly affiliated with any organization, but who has assisted an organization or organizations above and beyond the call of duty. This is a behind-the-scenes award for faculty or staff not directly linked to any one group or club.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Large organization
Small organization

Presented to a recognized student organization which, through its activities and projects, has had the most significant positive influence on the Georgia Southern campus and the surrounding community. This award will be given to two organizations, one large (over 50 members) and one small (under 50 members).

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

Presented to a campus student club/organization advisor who has gone above and beyond the basic requirements of a club/organization advisor. Nominees must be an advisor of a recognized student organization. Past recipients are eligible for this award after three years.

BEST PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Presented to the organization which sponsored the most innovative, creative, or ground-breaking project or program which establishes a higher standard on the Georgia Southern campus. Projects that took place within the last academic year are eligible for consideration.

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Presented to the organization that has reflected the ideals of good citizenship through service to the community. This is may be a fundraiser, or an innovative and effective community service project. The project can be a one-day program or an extensive, on-going project. Projects that took place within the last academic year are eligible for consideration.

MOST IMPROVED STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the club/organization which has most increased its membership, level of effectiveness, involvement with campus life, and/or its activities from the previous year.

NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the club/organization that has been active for less than three years which has increased its membership, level of effectiveness, involvement with campus life, and/or its activities from the previous year.

 

Last updated: 3/10/2017

Office of Leadership and Community Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 • leader@georgiasouthern.edu