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Join us for the 2020 Leadership Awards on May 1st!

Thank you for attending the 2020 UC Merced Leadership Awards last Friday!

 

Dear Bobcats,

Our Annual UC Merced Student Leadership Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate student leadership by individuals at UC Merced. This year the Student Leadership Awards was our culminating event of Remote Leadership Week! We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to dedicate the night of Friday, May 1, 2020 to celebrating not just our award recipients, but all the leadership we see on campus. It was a beautiful evening. Thank you to all recipients and all who attended. We look forward to continuing the celebration of student leadership throughout the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Sincerely, 

The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center

Questions? Contact LEAD@UCMerced.edu

 

See a list below of the awards that will be announced on May 1st 6pm - 6:45pm during the 2020 Leadership Awards!

 

Each year, nominations should speak directly to how the person or group you are nominating has engaged in leadership that aligns with the criteria of the award being considered. 

 

Distinguished Leadership Award

This award recognizes an undergraduate student who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in the past academic year. More than one recipient may be awarded. This individual has engaged in specific actions & practices that demonstrated exceptional leadership skills this past academic year.  This individual made a clear positive impact on UC Merced and/or the UC Merced community through their actions.  This individual has also led others to engage in teamwork to engage others in our community.  

 

Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Award 

The Legacy Award recognizes a student graduating during the 2020 year (undergraduate or graduate) whose influence, ideals and activities throughout their college career have left a lasting, positive impression on the institution and raises the standard of excellence for future generations. More than one recipient may be awarded. This individual has engaged in activities throughout their entire college career that has had what will be a lasting positive impact on the UC Merced community.  

 

Steven and Mia Kang Leadership for Social Change Prize

This award recognizes a graduating undergraduate or graduate student who epitomizes the “best of leadership” within the UC Merced community through actions consistent with the university’s Principles of Community.  This individual has displayed actions and ideals throughout their time as a student here at UC Merced that will leave a lasting, positive impression on the institution that has raised the standard of excellence for future generations. 

 

Legacy Award 

This award recognizes a graduating undergraduate or graduate student who epitomizes the “best of leadership” within the UC Merced community through actions consistent with the university’s Principles of Community.  This individual has displayed actions and ideals throughout their time as a student here at UC Merced that will leave a lasting, positive impression on the institution that has raised the standard of excellence for future generations. 

 

Most Outstanding Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes an graduate student who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in the past academic year. This individual has engaged in specific actions & practices that demonstrated exceptional leadership skills this past academic year.  This individual made a clear positive impact on UC Merced and/or the UC Merced community through their actions.  This individual has also led others to engage in teamwork to engage others in our community.  

 

Contribution to Student Affairs Awards 

The Contribution to Student Affairs Awards recognizes students for the work they have done for the betterment of the student experience during their time as a student at UC Merced. It is our pleasure to recognize four students this year. Each student is being recognized in support of one of the three Strategic Pillars in the Division of Student Affairs. The Strategic Initiatives for Student Affairs are focused on the advancement of access and equity programs, the development of a community of scholars, and the integration of curricular and co-curricular educational experiences: (1) Community of Scholars, (2) Innovation & Integrative Experiences, and (3) Equity & Access. 

 

Organization President to the Year Award 

This award recognizes a UC Merced club president or primary officer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the organization’s purpose and the community served by the organization. The recipient has demonstrated extensive involvement in campus and community programs and has positive relations with members and officers of the nominating student organization. This individual has done an excellent job in fulfilling all duties associated in their role as President for their organization.  This individual has also demonstrated great leadership in bringing all members of the organization together for collective success.  

 

Student Organization of the Year Award

This award registered club or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the university.  This club has taken specific actions, including creating programs or leading initiatives, that have made a positive impact on the UC Merced community. This club has also contributed to the direction of the UC Merced mission to “strives for excellence in carrying out the university's mission of teaching, research and public service, benefiting society by discovering and transmitting new knowledge and functioning as an active repository of organized knowledge” 

 

Program of the Year Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding program planned by a UC Merced student organization. This program has made a direct positive impact on the community that the program aimed to serve. The leadership displayed to ensure a successful program and a great contribution to the community is exemplary and will have a lasting impact. This program is one at which student leaders can look to as an example of both community and leadership. 

 

Outstanding Member of the Year (Fraternity & Sorority Life)

This award recognizes a member of a Fraternity & Sorority organization that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in fulfilling the goals of their organization. This individual has positively impacted either your chapter, the FSL community, or campus during your time as a new member or active member of your organization. This individual demonstrated at least one of the FSL Values: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Friendship.This individual must have been initiated prior to Fall 2019. See Fraternity & Sorority Life website for more information on this award: Click Here

 

Outstanding NEW Member of the Year (Fraternity & Sorority Life)

This award recognizes a member of a Fraternity & Sorority organization that has demonstrated exemplary leadership in fulfilling the goals of their organization. This individual has positively impacted either your chapter, the FSL community, or campus during your time as a new member or active member of your organization. This individual demonstrated at least one of the FSL Values: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Friendship.This individual must have been initiated Spring 2020 or Fall 2019. See Fraternity & Sorority Life website for more information on this award: Click Here

 

Sincerely, 

The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center

Questions? Contact LEAD@UCMerced.edu