SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2014
In order to make the process for nominating a friend, student or colleague for a number of the leadership awards, we have added a separate "Nominator Form" for six of the awards given through the Division of Student Affairs, including the Edwin L. Kennedy Community Service Award (Individual), Pepsi Ohio University Campus Leadership Award, Rudy Leadership Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Doctoral or Masters), and Outstanding Senior Leaders Award. For details regarding these awards, please see information below for each award. This new form has been created to make it easier to nominate someone this year and recognize leadership when you see it.
In 1983, the annual leadership awards ceremony was created to recognize the outstanding work of individuals and student organizations on the Ohio University campus and its surrounding community. In 2008, for the event's 25th anniversary, the Division of Student Affairs transformed the reception to what is now known as The Leadership Awards Gala, a grand evening in celebration of our students and their outstanding demonstration of character, commitment, civility, community, and citizenship.
These awards are given to show appreciation and encouragement of student leadership at Ohio University by identifying student involvement and excellence through an awards recognition ceremony.
During the 30th Annual Leadership Awards Gala, students were not only recognized, but were also presenters of the awards. Previous winners, Homecoming Ambassadors, and representatives of leadership organizations on campus were a bigger part of this year's production.
Pictured (left to right): Victoria Reagan and Kerri Van Reeth (2012 Homecoming Ambassadors
Pictured (left to right): Mrs. McDavis, President McDavis and Vice President Lombardi present a Senior Leader Award
The OHIO Compass article that posted the day after this year's event quoted Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi saying “Leadership is not just about people, it’s about opportunity. It’s how we make the most of those opportunities that come before us. OHIO is full of opportunities—it’s a place where transformation occurs. The students we celebrate tonight have fully grasped those opportunities. They’ve taken full advantage and in doing so have created more opportunities for our institution and for future Bobcats.”
Juiqing ChengLatino Heritage Achievement Award
Brittainy ErbyThe Edwin L. Kennedy Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service (Student Organization)
Chi Sigma IotaThe Edwin L. Kennedy Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service (Individual)
Melinda RubergOutstanding Graduate Student Leader Awards (Doctoral)
Laura PressleyOutstanding Graduate Student Leader Awards (Master)
Tynita WhiteOutstanding Programming Awards
Empowering Women of Ohio
International Student Union (ISU)
Phi Beta Sigma
Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS)
Alexandra SlaymakerThe Stonewall Leadership Award (individual)
Ryan VollrathWomen's Issues Leadership Awards