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Student Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Kirby Rafters

Student Awards nominations are accepted in the early spring semester, with an awards ceremony held in April. Student Awards are a great way to recognize those professors who go the extra mile, staff members who provide great service and devoted students in your organizations. Nominations can be submitted by anyone on campus.



Nominations are closed for 2016! Winners will be notified by April 1.

Check out our 2015 winners below.


2016 Winners

Outstanding Staff

Anna Gilmore
James Vileta

Outstanding Academic Adviser

Ahmed Heikal
Geoff Sheagley

Outstanding Faculty

Wendy Anderson
Kevin Diebel
John Hatcher
Megan Streveler

Outstanding Student Organization Adviser

Jennifer Doebler
Romesh Lakhan

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year

Rotaract Club

Siggelkow Award

LaShaunda Newsom

Featherman Award

Hatim Qadri

Leadership Award

Mike Kenyanya
Jefrina Jayaraj

Bulldog Award - Graduate

Kelly McKinnon

Bulldog Award - Undergraduate

Nathan Ernst
Lisa Holman
Shawna Jokinen
Jireh Mabamba
Jasmin Mellesmoen

Sieur Du Luth Award

GeWaden Dunkley
Thelmy Maldonado



Arrowhead Awards

Chemistry and Biochemistry Club
Matt Iverson
Jasmin Mellesmoen
Cyrina Ostgaard
Kaelt Simpson

Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
Azrin Awal
Calvin Miner
Erica Oropeza
Dani Smilanich

North Shore Climbers
Andrew Blake
Noah Mendez
Krista Swanson
Curtis Williamson

Phi Kappa Psi
Cord Reno

Pre-Dental Club
Jennifer Enich
Ashley Hinsch
Jasmin Mellesmoen
Nicole Spenningsby
Taylor Wissbroecker

She’s The First
Krithika Devanathan
Sarah McDonald
Emma Pierson
Nazifa Wazirzada
Maggie Zheng

Society of Women Engineers
Claire Anderson
Karin Larson
Kelsey Miller
Jessica Nies
Jessica Schacht

Student Association
Nick Dalton
Samantha Jensen
Mike Kenyanya
Isabel Miera
Elise Viger

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee (LakEffect)
Madeline Crockett

Award Details


Arrowhead Award

The Arrowhead Award is given for exemplary service to an organization. Each organization president or representative may submit the names of one to five members of their group. If more than five nominees from one group are received, Kirby Student Center reserves the right to accept only the first five received.


Bulldog Award--Undergraduate

The Bulldog Award is awarded to students, typically juniors or seniors, who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community within the past calendar year.

Examples of how this nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended, but not required.

NOTE: Nominees must provide a resume and an essay of up to 500 words describing why they should be chosen as a recipient of this award. They will be notified of this requirement via email.

Bulldog Award--Graduate

The Bulldog Award is awarded to graduate students who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community within the past calendar year.

Examples of how this nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended, but not required.

NOTE: Nominees must provide a resume and an essay of up to 500 words describing why they should be chosen as a recipient of this award. They will be notified of this requirement via email.




Featherman Award

The purpose of this award is to publicly recognize and honor the student(s) who has best exhibited by personal example and actions, accomplishments which encourage greater understanding between diverse groups.

Students considered for this award must have affected greater understanding between diverse groups by way of their personal example, leadership and responsible actions. Successful award recipients must have exhibited and demonstrated compassion, sensitivity and taken positive steps toward helping others understand one another and work together.


Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is awarded to first- or second-year undergraduate students who have served in at least one area where their exemplary service and leadership qualities have positively affected the University community in the past calendar year.

Examples of how this nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended, but not required.

NOTE: Nominees must provide a resume and an essay of up to 500 words describing why they should be chosen as a recipient of this award. They will be notified of this requirement via email.


Outstanding Academic Adviser

This award will be given to an academic adviser who has gone above and beyond his/her requirements as an academic adviser. The winner has displayed a genuine concern for the well-being of the students advised.


Outstanding Faculty

This award will be given to a member(s) of the faculty who has displayed outstanding abilities in the realm of teaching and instruction, calling attention to contributions to the UMD community, to the educational advancement of students, and to the general pursuit of knowledge by all.


Outstanding Staff

This award should be given to any non-student, non-faculty employee of the university-- P&A, Civil Service, AFSCME or Teamster--who has demonstrated support and concern for the well-being of students and the University. This individual has gone above and beyond requirements to aid students.


Outstanding Adviser to a Student Organization Award

This award is given to the adviser who has gone above and beyond requirements as an adviser to a student organization, and who has displayed a genuine commitment to fostering the growth and development of the student organization in the past academic year.


Outstanding Student Organization

This award is to be given to the student organization that has displayed outstanding support and growth of its members, as well as demonstrated outstanding service to the University and/or greater community in the past academic year.

Nominations for this award may be submitted in one of two ways:
1. By a current member of the organization. In this case, nominated groups must obtain a 1-2 page letter of recommendation from an individual outside their organization. Groups will be notified of this requirement by email.
2. From a non-member or faculty/staff adviser of the organization. In this case, nominated organizations must submit an essay of up to 1000 words, highlighting growth in the organization; accomplishments from the past academic year; improvements over previous years; and what made this year "outstanding". Groups will be notified of this requirement by email.


Sieur Du Luth Award

This award is given to an undergraduate student to honor exemplary service of three years or more to student organizations, the University, and community. It can be awarded only once to someone who expects to graduate within one semester following the award, or who has graduated within one semester preceding the award.

Examples of how the nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended, but not required.

NOTE: Nominees must provide a resume and an essay of up to 500 words describing why they should be chosen as a recipient of this award. Nominees must also submit two letters of recommendation from members of the community or within the university. They will be notified of this requirement via email.


2015 Award Winners

Outstanding Staff
Sean Hall
Jessica Villeneuve

Outstanding Academic Adviser
Burke Scarbrough
Jeanine Schroer

Outstanding Faculty
Jose Carrillo
Kerry Fierke
Matt Olin
Outstanding Student Organization Adviser
Romesh Lakhan
Patty Wendinger

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year
Phi Kappa Psi

Featherman Award
Thelmy Maldonado

Bulldog Award - Graduate
John Fahnenstiel
Emily Heald
Anthony Olson

Bulldog Award - Undergraduate
Alicia Hayes
LaShaunda Newsom
Brian Robertson
Mitchell Rysavy

Sieur Du Luth Award
Jacob Froelich

Arrowhead Awards
Phi Kappa Psi
Jackson Houston

UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry Club
Matthew Johnson
Jasmin Mellesmoen
Brett Macleod
Nathan Welle

Pre-Dental Club
Nicole Spenningsby
Jasmin Mellesmoen
William Elliot
Ashley Hinsch
Taylor White

Education MN Student Association
Katie Schuster
Ashley Aldinger
Courtney Anderson
Samuel Pines
Stephanie Adelman

 
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