UNI Student Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Student Leadership Awards Recipients

UNI C.A.R.E. Awards

C.A.R.E. (Creating A Responsible Environment) Awards are intended for UNI students, faculty, staff, organizations or programs that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to and positive impact on a sustainable future .

Katie Young

Julie Grunklee

NextGen Climate Action Iowa - UNI Chapter

Drake Martin Gold Star Awards

This award is given to student leaders for outstanding contributions to on-campus living at UNI. This is the highest residential leadership award at UNI and has been presented annually since 1989.

Abigail Kreun

Crystal Pottebaum

Melissa Molsberry

Matthew Klein

Anna Kron

Student Employee of the Year

Whether it is welcoming new students during orientation or making cookies in the bakery—we simply could not provide all the great services at UNI without the nearly 4,000 student employees. Every year supervisors are asked to nominate their exemplary students for Student Employee of the Year. The finalists are selected based on the impact of their contribution, their initiative, professionalism and quality of work.

Kayla Peterson

Student Organization Emerging Leader of the Year

This award is designed to recognize a member in a student organization that has demonstrated emerging leadership in the organization, a commitment to developing their own leadership ability, and has exceeded the expectations of the membership of the organization.

Ben Vaske

Clarine Ford

Shelby Yates

Ulrikke Adolfsen

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

This award is designed to recognize a student organization advisor who has excelled and exemplified outstanding service, dedication, and leadership to the organization to distinguish itself.

Paul Sapp

Student Organization Program of Distinction

This award is designed to recognize significant achievements by student organizations in the planning and presentation of programs.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (presented by Service & Leadership Council)

Adopt a Platoon (presented by UNI Veterans Association)

Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership

This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions during their tenure at UNI and potential to model leadership for women.

Gabriella Ruggiero

Student Organization of the Year

This award is designed to recognize a student organization that has exemplified excellence among its peers in the dedication and development of its members, and its contributions to the campus community and beyond.

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association - UNI Chapter

Servant Leader Award

The Servant Leader Award recognizes those who have worked for the common good while putting the needs of others first.

Parker Bennett

Gabriella Daft

Richard Morgan

Diksha Ojha

Crystal Pottebaum

Grace Ritter

Gabriella Ruggiero

Jamal White

Shelby Yates

Outstanding Student Leader

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated dedication and leadership through their involvement in one or more campus activities.

Walter Abrego

Jacob Ferguson

Olivia Ferguson

Austin Hansen

Haley Hasenstein

Juana Hollingsworth

Lux Service Award

The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students each academic year to acknowledge the culmination of their overall involvement. Recipients consistently go above and beyond, leaving a lasting legacy upon graduation.

Paul Andersen

Hansen Breitling

Joellen Hatchett