Congratulations to the 2017 Student Leadership Awards Recipients
UNI CARE Awards
CARE (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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete West Award
The Missouri Valley Conference will present the Dr. Charlotte West Award annually, to one female and one male student-athlete who have completed intercollegiate eligibility in their primary sport, to recognize outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, services and leadership. Nominees from UNI are recognized at the Student Leadership Awards.
Angie Davison, Women's Basketball
NISG Above and Beyond Awards
These awards are given by students to recognize faculty and staff for their commitment to student development and success. Two awards will be given out, one focusing on student learning and the other on student success.
Student Success Award - Andrea Greve
Most Promising New Leader in a Student Organization
This award is designed to recognize a member in a student organization that has demonstrated emerging leadership in the organization, a commitment to developing his/her leadership ability, and has exceeded the expectations of the membership of the organization.
Jacob Levang, Sigma Phi Epsilon & Interfraternity Council
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.
Jenny Connolly, Student Admissions Ambassadors
Student Organization Program of Distinction
This award is designed to recognize significant achievements by student organizations in the planning and presentation of programs.
Make A Difference Day: Domestic Violence Awareness (presented by Service and Leadership Council)
Pay It Forward Tour (presented by Students Today Leaders Forever)
Sexual Assault Awareness Week (presented by Sigma Phi Epsilon)
Greek 360 Award
This award is intended to recognize a member of the UNI Fraternity & Sorority Life community who also is an outstanding member of other student organizations on campus and contributes to the community.
Jared Riter, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Most Promising New Student Organization
This award is designed to recognize a new student organization that has demonstrated significant motivation, creativity, innovation, and perseverance.
United Dance Company
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.
International Student Promoters
Diversity Matters Award
The Diversity Matters Award is presented in recognition of dedication and service to the University of Northern Iowa in advancement of its diversity-related goals.
Servant Leader Award
The Servant Leader Award recognizes those who have worked for the common good while putting the needs of others first.
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.
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.