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Student Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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.


The nomination process is now closed!


Questions may be directed to Christina at cgeissle@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8739.

Descriptions of all the awards are below.

Arrowhead Award

The Arrowhead Award is given to individual students for exemplary service to a student organization in the past academic year. Each organization's president/lead student officer may submit the names of one to five members of their group. If more than five nominees from a student organization are received, Kirby Student Center reserves the right to accept only the first five names submitted..


Bulldog Award

The Bulldog Award is awarded to students who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community within the past calendar year. Both undergraduate (typically junior/senior) and graduate students are elegible for this awards.

Examples of how this nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended.

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

This award is given to first or second year undergraduate 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.

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 Advisor

This award will be given to an academic advisor who has gone above and beyond his/her requirements as an academic advisor at UMD. The winner has displayed genuine support and concern for the well-being of the students s/he advises.


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 his/her contributions to the educational advancement of students, to the UMD community, and 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 Teamsters) who has demonstrated support and concern for the well-being of students and the University. This individual has gone above and beyond his/her requirements to aid students.


Outstanding Student Organization Adviser

This award is given to any faculty/staff member who has gone above and beyond his/her requirements as an adviser to a UMD Student Organization. This person 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 who has displayed outstanding support and growth of its members, as well as demonstrated outstanding service to the University and/or community in the past academic year.

NOTE: The nomination process slightly varies, depending on the source of the nomination letter (within or without the organization). Please read the instructions carefully as you fill out the form!


Sieur du Luth Award

This award shall be awarded to those students who have provided exemplary service of three years or more to student organizations, the University, and community. It can be awarded only once to a student who expects to graduate within one semester following the award, or who has graduated within one semester preceding the award. This award is for undergraduate students only.

Examples of how this nominee's service has demonstrated or supported the Core Values of UMD are recommended.

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. They will be notified of this requirement via email.


Those Who Can Duluth Award

New in 2014! This award shall be 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.
 
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