2022 Awards


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Panther Pantry Awards:

Student Organizations:

Alpha Xi Delta

Connecting Alumni to Students

Student Volunteers:

Austin Wood & Jordan Nichting

Northern Iowa Student Government 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 Learning Award: Olof Steinthorsdottir

Student Success Award: Constance Hansen


UNI C.A.R.E. Award

Awards are intended for UNI students, faculty, staff, organizations or programs that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to create a positive impact through sustainability at UNI or in the local community.

Climbing Club/UNI Outdoors


Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship

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

Emma Kossayian


Boots to Book Scholarship

Boots to Books is a program designed to help veterans transition to civilian life and the college environment. Although many military and veteran students are eligible for G.I. benefits, more than half of them are still in need of financial assistance. In an effort to support the educational endeavors of our military and veteran students, the Boots to Books scholarship was created by Military and Veterans Student Services.

Austin Wood (Darrell O'Doss Scholarship)

Gage Riggle (Iowa American Legion Scholarship)

NeiAira Burt (VFW Post 3896 Spouse or Dependent Scholarship)


Drake Martin Gold Star Award

The Drake Martin Gold Star Award is the highest individual student honor in the residence system at the University of Northern Iowa. It is named in memory of Drake Martin. Drake worked at the University of Northern Iowa for 31 years. Drake brought creativity, compassion and enthusiasm to projects and initiatives that had a positive impact on students. His greatest influence over time was through individual interactions that challenged, affirmed and encouraged others. In all he did, Drake exemplified the qualities of those who are recognized with the Gold Star Award.

Hannah Fountain

Jerrell Bates

Sarah Schoer


Newman Civic Fellow Award

The Newman Civic Fellowship is awarded to an inspiring group of community-committed students who are already making an impact in communities where they live, learn, and serve. One University of Northern Iowa student is selected to represent the institution among the 290 community-committed students representing Campus Compact member colleges and universities.

Nixson Benitez


Mental Health Ally Award

The UNI Counseling Center, with the support of the Northern Iowa Student Government, is seeking nominations for the first annual Mental Health Ally Award. We encourage you to nominate individuals, programs, organizations or departments that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mental health advocacy.

NeiAira Burt


Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award

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

Constance Hansen

John Peterson


Most Promising New Leader in a Student Organization Award

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 leadership ability, and has exceeded the expectations of the membership of the organization.

Rachel Clayberg

Will Alexander


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.

Jake Herbold


Outstanding Officer in a Student Organization Award

This award recognizes a student organization officer who provides exemplary service, commitment, and strong leadership to their student organization and UNI.

Carson Burright

Jeremy Charles

Macey Reed


Outstanding President in a Student Organization Award

This award recognizes a student organization president who has played a major role in the development and execution of their student organization.

Ava Deitrich

Helen Beyer

Kaylee Wurth


Student Organization Program of Distinction Award

This award is designed to recognize significant achievements by student organizations in the planning and implementation of programs, either a one-time event or a series of events marketed as a single program.

Black History Month Kick-Off


Student Organization of the Year Award

This award is designed to recognize a student organization that has exemplified excellence among its peers by contributing to the UNI community and fulfilling the mission of the organization.

Campus Activities Board

Society for Human Resource Management

Women's Rugby Club


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.

Diamond Roundtree

Lennon James

Maycie Stanbro


Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete 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, service and leadership. Nominees from UNI will be recognized at the Student Leadership Awards.

AJ Green, Men's Basketball

Karli Rucker, Women's Basketball


Outstanding Student Leader Award

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.

Alisanne Struck

Blake Jones

Derek Koppes

Eboni Springfield

Melissa Hoffman

Payton Hart

Samantha Bennett


Servant Leadership Award

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

Ava Deitrich

Emily Churchill

Emmett Cummings

Gabrielle Champion

Gisselle Herrera

Kat Gainer

Lennon James

Sarah Gastineau


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.

Alexis Moller

Jerrell Bates