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2020 Leadership Award Nominations are now Open!

March 24, 2020

2020 Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open!
 

Dear UC Merced Bobcats, 

 

The Leadership Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate leadership by individuals at UC Merced. Whether you are an educator, supervisor, advisor, peer, or bystander, you have most likely participated in or seen a student or organization take initiative in an important way that was really impactful. This is your opportunity to share that story.

 

Self-nominations are allowed, and in fact, are encouraged.

 

You may submit more than one nomination, but you must submit separate submissions for each nominee. Descriptions of each award can be found using the link below. 

 

 

The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, April 5th at 11:59pm.

 

Please email LEAD@ucmerced.edu with any questions!

 

Sincerely, 
The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center

The Office of Student Involvement

 

Awards Descriptions & Criteria to Consider

Your nominatinos should speak directly to how the person or goup 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. 

Criteria to Consider:  

  • The individual engaged in specific actions & practices that demonstrated exceptional leadership skills this past academic year.  
  • The individual made a clear positive impact on UC Merced and/or the UC Merced community through their actions.  
  • The individual led others to engage in teamwork to engage others in our community.  

 

Margo F. Souza San Joaquin Valley Mentor of the Year Award

This award recognizes the work of a Central Valley community member who has offered significant mentoring to the students at UC Merced.  

Criteria to Consider: 

  • This individual has dedicated a significant portion of their time and energy to mentoring students at UC Merced.  
  • This person forms authentic relationships with students, builds trust with students, and encourages and empowers students to reach their goals.  

 

Carol Tomlinson-Keasy Legacy 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. 

Criteria to Consider: 

  • 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.  

 

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. 

Criteria to Consider: 

  • This individual has done an excellent job in fulfilling all duties associated in their role as President for their organization.  
  • This individual has 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.  

Criteria to Consider:  

  • 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 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. 

Criteria to Consider: 

  • This program has made a direct positive impact on the community that the program aimed to serve. 

 

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. 

Criteria to Consider:  

  • 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. 

Criteria to Consider:  

  • 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

 

 

 

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