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Student Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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.

We're always looking for students, faculty and staff to serve on the various selection committees to pick the winners of these awards. If you want to help recognize some amazing people, volunteer!)



Nomination Forms


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

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.


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 to be given to up to two students who have completed fewer than four semesters (excluding summer sessions) for exemplary service and leadership qualities.

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 Advisor

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


Outstanding Faculty

This award will be given to a faculty member who has displayed outstanding abilities in the realm of teaching and instruction, calling attention to his/her contributions to the UMD community, the educational advancement of students, 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-- administrative, professional, clerical or maintenance--who has displayed a genuine concern for the well-being of students and the University. This individual has gone above and beyond his/her requirements to aid students.


Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization Award

This award is given to the advisor who has gone above and beyond his/her requirements as an advisor and has displayed a genuine commitment to fostering the growth and development of the student organization.


Outstanding Student Organization

This award is to be based on the organization’s past year's service to the University and community. Please note that members of an organization may not nominate the organization, but faculty or staff advisors may nominate their organization.

NOTE: Nominated organizations must submit an essay of up to 1000 words, highlighting growth in the organization, accomplishments, improvements over previous years, and what made this year outstanding. Organizations will be notified of this requirement via email.


Sieur Du Luth Award

This award is for 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. A student may nominate him/herself.

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.

Sustainability Inspiration Awards

New in 2013! 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/Faculty

The Staff/Faculty Sustainability Steward Award is presented to a staff or 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 Staff/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.
  • Eligibility: Any staff/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.

 
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