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Leadership Awards

 

The Leadership Awards are given each year as Division of Student Affairs sponsored event hosted by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement. These awards celebrate the many contributions Georgia Southern students, student organizations, and organization 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.  The Leadership Awards Selection Committee is comprised of representatives from across the Division of Student Affairs, faculty, and a representative from SGA.  

Nominated students, organizations, and faculty/staff will be notified of their nomination and are invited to attend the Leadership Awards & Recognition Event where awards will be presented to the selected nominees.

The Leadership Awards nominations process will open in early Spring 2020.

HALL OF LEADERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

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.  One the Statesboro campus, this award is named in honor of Dr. John F. Nolen, Jr., a retired Georgia Southern University Vice President for Student Affairs.  On the Armstrong campus, this award is named in honor of Nick Mamalakis, a successful Savannah businessman and long time supporter of leadership initiatives in Savannah.  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).  On the Statesboro campus, this award is named in honor of Dr. Todd Deal, Executive Director Emeritus of the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement for his long-time support of student and community leadership development.  On the Armstrong campus, this award is named in honor of Cliff McCurry, a successful Savannah businessman who has invested heavily in the leadership development of students throughout Savannah.  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).

STUDENT ORGANIZATION 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.

GREEN ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Presented to the organization that has been exemplary in supporting Georgia Southern University’s commitment to sustainability by incorporating sustainability in their programs and participating in events sponsored by the Center for Sustainability.

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 this 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: 2/5/2020