The Margie Tversky Advisor of the Year Award
Named in honor Margie Tversky, former Director of Student Services at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland, for her many years of selfless dedication
to mentoring student leaders and enhancing the student experience at Towson, this award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has provided a student organization with outstanding support and services in the role
of an advisor during the academic year.
2020-2021 Recipient: Dr. Keiwana Perryman, Center for Student Diversity
The Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Member Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who develops and teaches a course with a service-learning
component with evidence of innovative ways of employing a reflective teaching methodology
to connect service-learning with academic study. The nominee will also have demonstrated leadership that promotes service-learning within one’s discipline, and participates in engaged scholarship (i.e. research, published materials, and presentations) on service-learning or community-based research.
2020-2021 Recipient: Carol Norton, Department of Communication Studies
The Student Employee of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual student who works a minimum of ten hours per week. Nominees must show proof of working on campus or with a campus affiliated program for at least six months of the current academic year. Nominees are selected based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition,
and contribution to employer. Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipient: Hannah Knapp
The Outstanding Campus Employer Award
This award recognizes an office, 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 student employees for a minimum of six months within
the past academic year.
2020-2021 Recipient: Campus Recreation
The Eco-Tiger Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who displays eco-friendly behavior,
educates their peers about sustainability, and significantly contributes to environmental activism on TU’s campus. This student is an exemplary
model for others, demonstrating and engaging the Towson community in sustainable initiatives.
2020-2021 Recipient: Karlee Perry
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award
This 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 student life. Nominees must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipient: Lia Johnson
The Mary Leeper Emerging Leader Award
This award is named in honor of Mary Leeper, Towson University's former SGA Administrative Assistant, who passed away in 2021 after almost 30 years at TU. This award recognizes a freshman or sophomore student who is actively involved in campus life and demonstrates a potential for leadership. This student has made a significant contribution to their organization and/or impact on campus. A $1,000 award will be given to the recipient. Nominees must be returning students for the upcoming
fall semester and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipients: Sydney Avelino and Tahera Rhamdeow
The Unsung Hero Award
This award recognizes a student who has made significant contributions to their organization, without holding an executive position. This student is a role model behind the scenes and a positive influence on the entire group.
2020-2021 Recipient: Maura Ffrench
Raft Woodus Social Activist Award
Named in honor of Raft Woodus, former director of Student Success Programs, who shaped
the lives of TU students for over 40-years, tirelessly advocating on behalf of first
generation and other underrepresented students. This award is given to a student that
has demonstrated the ability or organize, lead, engage and advocate for social justice
issues that impact the lives of students and the TU community as a whole.
2020-2021 Recipient: Dominique White
The SGA Empowering Women Award
This award recognizes a student who supports the advancement of all women and the
importance of intersectional activism, feminism, and/or womanism.
2020-2021 Recipient: Anna Van Bloem
The SGA Student Leader of the Year Award
This award recognizes a student on an executive board of an organization who has demonstrated
exceptional leadership and service to the TU community, academic achievement, and
outstanding contributions to campus life. This student shows a dedication and commitment
to advancing the mission of their organization and contributes to the greater good
of the TU community. A $1,000 award will be given to the recipient. Nominees must
be returning for the upcoming fall semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipient: Kaylee Franc
The Marion Hoffman Ethical Leadership Award
In her memory, family, friends, alumni, and the Division of Student Affairs established the Marion
B. Hoffman Ethical leadership Award scholarship to students who qualify for the Vice
President of Student Affairs Award and who demonstrate integrity in their decision making as leaders. A $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is awarded to the winner. Nominees must be a rising junior or senior, and returning to TU for the upcoming fall semester.
2020-2021 Recipient: Jordan DeVeaux
The James R. Saxon Memorial Scholarship
This 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. Two (2) non-renewable monetary scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors. Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipient: Derek Gold
The SGA Dreamers Award
This award recognizes a student who has shown a dedication and commitment to making sure TU Dreamers have access to resources and support that can benefit them during their time here at Towson. Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Not awarded in 2020-2021
The SGA International Student Award
This award recognizes an international student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the university and is committed
to enhancing the experiences of international students on campus. Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Not awarded in 2020-2021
The SGA Pride Award
This award recognizes a student who supports the identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella and have demonstrated a commitment to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
2020-2021 Recipient: Brendan Farrar
The Tiger Pride Award
The Tiger Pride Award recognizes two graduating seniors who have made significant
contributions to enhance the lives of those within and beyond the Towson community. In particular, the recipients demonstrate qualities stated in the Tiger Pledge:
responsibility for their behavior, an excellent work ethic, respect for themselves
and others, involvement with campus and community, and a spirit of optimism. Nominees
must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipients: Kristin Handley and Veronica Schmidt
The Vice President of Student Affairs Award
The Vice President of Student Affairs Award recognizes a broad base of Towson students
who have demonstrated continual leadership and service to the University through student
organizations, university committee participation, academic achievement and outstanding
contributions to campus life. Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
2020-2021 Recipients: Briseyda Barrientos-Ariza, Malik Barry, Rachael Daudelin, Jordan
DeVeaux, Courtney Ferguson, Madeleine Meyer, Ashley Murphy, Garrett Zahner