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Student Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Kirby Ballroom

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 for 2015 are now closed. Recipients will be announced at the end of March!



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.


Those Who Can, Duluth Award

The Those Who Can. Duluth Award is presented to a member of the UMD community--student, staff or faculty--whose personal journey at UMD demonstrates perseverance, dedication, creativity and curiosity--in short, that they are Driven to Discover. The recipient of this award exemplifies in an exceptional way the qualities that all UMD citizens possess and serves as a model representation of current and future Bulldogs.

Sustainability Inspiration Awards

Sustainability is defined as “development that meets today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs” and acknowledges the connectedness of our environment, the economy, and society. UMD is committed to communicating, educating, and inspiring action to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life. This category of award acknowledges significant contributions to sustainability efforts at UMD, including but not limited to: sustainability awareness and leadership efforts, energy savings, greenhouse gas reduction, waste minimization, local agriculture and economy, and other resource-saving activities.

Sustainability Inspiration Award - Student

The Student Sustainability Steward Award honors an undergraduate student from UMD who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability in education, operations, and/or any aspect of campus life.
  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate student enrolled at UMD who has played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability is eligible for this award.
  • Award: $100 gift card, and recipients name added to Sustainability Inspiration Award winners’ plaque, in a dedicated planted area on campus.

Sustainability Inspiration Award - Staff



The Staff Sustainability Steward Award is presented to a staff member (or team/collaboration) from UMD who has demonstrated leadership in establishing, promoting, or in other ways to support the campus in a sustainable manner and/or advance sustainability in education on campus. The award will recognize a staff member (or team/collaboration) that has created or implemented a project or activity that affects the campus or community sustainability climate, awareness, and action that has great promise to increase sustainability or has potential to greatly reduce the carbon footprint of a campus unit or population.  This effort should be above and beyond the staff person's regular responsibilities as an employee.

Eligibility: Any staff member (or team/collaboration) at UMD who has played a leadership role in establishing, promoting, or in other ways furthering the goals of sustainability in education, operations, and/or campus life is eligible for this award.
Award: Recipients name added to Sustainability Inspiration Award winners’ plaque, in a dedicated planted area on campus.



Sustainability Inspiration Award - Faculty



The Faculty Sustainability Steward Award is presented to a faculty member (or team/collaboration) from UMD who has demonstrated leadership in establishing, promoting, or in other ways to support the campus in a sustainability manner and/or advance sustainability in education on campus. The award will recognize a faculty member (or team/collaboration) that has created or implemented a project or activity that affects the campus or community sustainability climate, awareness, and action that has great promise to increase sustainability or has potential to greatly reduce the carbon footprint of a campus unit or population.  This effort should be above and beyond the faculty's regular course curriculum.

Eligibility: Any faculty member (or team/collaboration) at UMD who has played a leadership role in establishing, promoting, or in other ways furthering the goals of sustainability in education, operations, and/or campus life is eligible for this award.
Award: Recipients name added to Sustainability Inspiration Award winners’ plaque, in a dedicated planted area on campus.


If you are interested in nominating someone for a Sustainability Award, please contact Stacey Stark at slstark@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7438.

 
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