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Leadership AWARDS

Student Affairs Leadership Awards

Pictured: students receive awards from student affairs staff

The Division of Student Affairs fosters and celebrates learning, respect, community, and involvement. In that tradition, Student Affairs has a variety of awards and scholarships to promote the spirit of active campus participation and reward those students, student organizations, and faculty/staff members who are outstanding in their efforts.

Do you know an outstanding individual, program or organization worthy of recognition?

Nominate them today! All nominations must be submitted to kmosier@towson.edu by Wednesday, April 2nd, at 12 noon.

2014 Nomination Form

award descriptions

Individual Award Categories

The Tiger Pride Award recognizes a graduating senior who has made significant
contributions to enhance the lives of those within and beyond the Towson
Community. In particular, the recipient demonstrates qualities stated in the Tiger Pledge:
responsibility for his/her behavior, an excellent work ethic, respect for him/herself and others,
involvement with campus and community, and a spirit of optimism. Nominees must have a
minimum 3.0 GPA.


The Vice-President for Student Affairs Award recognizes a junior or senior who has
demonstrated continual leadership and service to the university through student
organizations, university committee participation, academic achievement, and outstanding
contributions to campus life. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for this award. Ten awards may
be presented.


The Career Center Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes an individual student
who has maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 while working a minimum of ten hours per week
on and/or off campus. Nominees may be any student who shows proof working on or off
campus for at least six months, between August 2009 to present. Nominees are selected
based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition, and contribution to employer.
Successful entries require specific examples describing these qualities.

The Emerging Student Leader Award is designed to recognize a freshman or sophomore
who exhibits outstanding potential as a campus and/or community leader. This
student has demonstrated a commitment to leadership and service through student
organization and university committee participation, academic achievement, athletics and/
or outstanding contributions to campus life. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for this award.


The James R. Saxon Memorial Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior, who has
demonstrated leadership, service, and good citizenship by participating in campus life or
contributing significantly to the campus community. The nominee must be or have been
involved in intercollegiate athletics or intramural sports and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


The LeaderShape Vision Award recognizes a graduate of the LeaderShape Institute who
exemplifies the values of LeaderShape and has shown progress towards achieving his/
her personal vision statements at Towson University and beyond. Candidates must have a
cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


The Mary Leeper Student Government Scholarship, named after current SGA
Administrative Assistant, recognizes a freshman or sophomore actively involved in a
student organization. This student has made a significant impact in their organization and
has demonstrated potential for outstanding future leadership.


The Outstanding Advisor Award recognizes faculty, staff, and community or alumni
volunteers who have provided a student organization with outstanding support and
service in the role of an advisor during the academic year. Two awards may be awarded;
however, preference will be given to the individual whose job functions do not include advising
student organizations.


The Outstanding Community Service Award recognizes an individual student who has
displayed a pattern of leadership through community service to Towson University and/or
the external community.


The Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes a graduate student who has
demonstrated continual leadership and service to the university through student
organization and university committee participation, academic achievement, and
outstanding contributions to campus life within their area of study. A minimum 3.5 GPA. is
required for this award.


The Towson Global Entrepreneurial Spirit Award rewards graduate or undergraduate
students who demonstrate innovative thinking and outstanding entrepreneurial
skills. Participate and demonstrate self-motivation and leadership in entrepreneurial
activities and organizations. Show entrepreneurial characteristics like risk-taking,
goal-oriented, innovative thinking, and self-motivation. Participates as a member of
entrepreneurial organization(s). Minimum 3.0 GPA

The Social Action Award recognizes an individual student who has made exceptional
contribution to the development of a multicultural campus community through
commitment to an issue, cause, or social justice organization. The individual of this award
must also show that his/her work has definable accomplishments, achievements, and/or
impact on the Towson community. Additionally, this individual must be willing to put self
on the line, take risks for issues or concerns greater than self, show understanding and links
between forms of oppression, and build bridges across communities.


The Unsung Hero Award recognizes one male and one female student who have made
significant differences in their respective organizations, without holding executive positions.
These students are role models in a behind the scenes manner and are positive influences
on the entire group.

The Outstanding On Campus Student Employer award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has fostered professionalism, provided proper training, organization, and planning to help students succeed in their job. Nominees must have supervised the work of at least one student employee for a minimum of six months.

Program Award Categories

The Outstanding Multicultural Program Award recognizes a specific program sponsored
by a student organization or multiple organizations that have increased cultural awareness
and appreciation of differences beyond the mission of the organization.


The Outstanding Program Award recognizes a program sponsored by a student
organization. This program significantly impacted campus life and generated substantial
interest on campus.

Organizational Award Categories

The Hoke L. Smith Outstanding Student Organization Award recognizes a student
organization that has developed their group through membership, recruitment, leadership,
participation in programming, and has made a consistent contribution to campus life.


The Outstanding Community Service Award recognizes a student organization that
has displayed a pattern of leadership through community service to Towson University
and/or the external community.

 

For more information, contact:

Beth Steiner, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Email: bsteiner@towson.edu

Office of Student Activities

University Union, Room 217
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Email: studentactivities@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-3307
Fax: 410-704-2219

 

 


 

 

Announcements

• Who will you nominate in 2014? Nominations are now open!

 

• View a list of 2013 award winners (DOCX).

• View a list of 2012 award winners (DOCX).

• View a list of award winners prior to 2012 (DOCX)

 

 

 

 

 

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