Eagle Excellence Awards
The Eagle Excellence Awards is the awards ceremony hosted by the offices of Leadership & Community Engagement and Student Activities, departments within the Division of Student Affairs. For 26 years, the division has celebrated the many contributions Georgia Southern students, student organizations and organization advisors have made to our university as well as the community at large. This awards show will continue the celebration of student leaders and student organizations with a ceremony held on both the Statesboro and Savannah campuses.
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 Awards Selection Committee for awards consideration. The Awards Selection Committee is comprised of representatives from across the Division of Student Affairs.
Students in organizations, faculty, staff, and nominated individuals/organizations are welcome are invited to attend the Eagle Excellence Awards Show, where these awards will be presented to the selected nominees.
The Eagle Excellence Awards nominations process will open February 13th and close March 10th.
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. On 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.
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.
ORGANIZATION LEGACY AWARD
Presented to an active, registered student organization, which has demonstrated a strong level of leadership, campus involvement, TRUE BLUE spirit, and community engagement throughout the year.
BEST OVERALL GPA FOR AN ORGANIZATION
Presented to the student organization with the highest overall GPA for the year.
PROGRAM OF THE YEARThis award acknowledges a program hosted by an active registered student organization which showcases the values of their organization, highlights a campus/community concern, or builds university pride.
BEST COLLABORATIVE ORGANIZATION PROGRAM
Awarded to (two or more) registered student organizations that have successfully worked together to host an event or program that has had a positive impact in the Georgia Southern campus community.
BEST NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes a newly active organization chartered in the 2021-2022 academic year that has demonstrated a strong level of leadership, campus involvement, and/or community engagement.
BEST DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EVENT
This award recognizes a student group for efforts that have enhanced the campus climate as it relates to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, disability and wellness. The organization thoroughly understands the value of having diverse perspectives within the campus community and works to create opportunities for inclusion throughout the year. They also understand the importance of challenging the status quo and applying it for positive change.
WINGS INCENTIVE PROGRAM AWARDS
The Wings Incentive Program was established to recognize those organizations who make it a priority to improve themselves as a whole, and the experience of each of their members. The Wings Incentive Program aims to provide opportunities for organizations to earn points from meaningful and productive experiences. Organizations will earn points that eventually will lead them to achieve either a bronze, silver, gold or platinum status.
Last updated: 4/27/2022