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Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 1 for this year's student leadership awards program, with the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala slated for April 5.

Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 1 for this year's student leadership awards program, with the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala slated for April 5.

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Nominations being accepted for annual student leadership awards

34th annual Leadership Awards Gala to be held April 5


Spring semester at Ohio University marks a period of recognizing students for their scholarly achievements. It is also a time to pay tribute to students’ contributions outside of the classroom.

In 1983, the Division of Student Affairs launched OHIO’s student leadership awards program as a means of recognizing the outstanding leadership and community service work of students and student organizations on all of Ohio University’s campuses. The annual program culminates in a Leadership Awards Gala, during which the Division of Student Affairs as well as other planning units throughout the University bestow more than a dozen awards and scholarships upon OHIO students.

This year’s Leadership Awards Gala, themed “Legacy,” is scheduled for April 5 in the Baker University Center Ballroom on the Athens Campus. And while the gala is more than four months away, the nomination process is already underway. 

To nominate a deserving student or organization for a leadership award, visit https://orgsync.com/140108/forms/211033. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 1.

“OHIO faculty and staff have the privilege of interacting with exceptional students on a daily basis. I believe that each of us also has a responsibility to recognize outstanding student leadership by submitting an award nomination,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina. 

Anyone from within or outside the OHIO community is invited to nominate a student or student organization for the awards and scholarships. OHIO students may also apply for the awards themselves.

For more information on the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala, including a complete listing of this year’s awards, visit https://www.ohio.edu/eventservices/leadershipgala.cfm. To purchase tickets ($25 each) or to sponsor the event, visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/ohio_clgala

“The Leadership Awards Gala provides a unique opportunity to lift up OHIO’s outstanding students and support their continued development,” Pina said. “Chances are, you already have a student or a student organization in mind. Please don’t delay in taking the next step.”