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Leadership Awards Gala

 
The 34th Annual Leadership Awards Gala
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. hors d'oeuvres 7 P.M. Ceremony
Semi-formal/ Formal Attire

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Charles J Ping International Leadership Award

International Student and Faculty Services created this award in 2010 to recognize outstanding leadership by an international student enrolled in Ohio University. This award is named for President Emeritus Charles J. Ping, president of Ohio University from 1975-1994, to honor his support for international education and exchange. President Emeritus Ping's leadership resulted in the expansion of international education at Ohio University. In 2016, a second category was added to recognize leadership and contributions to the international community by students who are not in F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status.

 

Edwin L. Kennedy Leadership Award for Outstanding Community Service (Individual)

Named in honor of Alumnus Edwin L. Kennedy, this award serves to recognize an individual for her or his lasting and self-less acts of leader as servant to one’s community.

The Committee for this award shall take into consideration the student’s philosophy of leadership and how that is articulated throughout her/his actions in service. Applicants/nominees should make great attempts to describe the initiatives created, the depth and extent of the service involvement, and to articulate how leadership occurred or was developed and/or exercised in the experiences.

 
Edwin L. Kennedy Leadership Award for Community Service (Organization)

Named in honor of Alumnus Edwin L. Kennedy, this award serves to recognize an organization for its lasting and selfless acts of leader as servant to one’s community.

The Committee for this award shall take into consideration the student’s philosophy of leadership and how that is articulated throughout the organization's actions in service. Applicants/nominees should make great attempts to describe the initiatives created, the depth and extent of the service involvement, and to articulate how leadership occurred or was developed and/or exercised in the experiences.

 
Eyes of Freedom Scholarship - Student Veteran

The Eyes of Freedom Scholarships were created in 2015 by the Combat Veterans Club to honor the memory of the twenty-three United States Marines and the Navy Corpsman serving in Columbus, Ohio’s Lima Company, 3/25 Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually, administered by the General Abraham and Colonel Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center. This scholarship is awarded to a veteran who has exhausted GI Bill benefits prior to the completion of a four-year degree.

 
Eyes of Freedom Scholarship - Undergraduate Non-Veteran Student

The Eyes of Freedom Scholarships were created in 2015 by the Combat Veterans Club to honor the memory of the twenty-three United States Marines and the Navy Corpsman serving in Columbus, Ohio’s Lima Company, 3/25 Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. One $1,000 scholarship ia awarded annually, administered by the General Abraham and Colonel Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate non-veteran student.

 
Francine Childs Diversity Leadership Award

In honor of Dr. Francine C. Childs, the first tenured African American professor at Ohio University (OHIO) and longtime stalwart for social justice and equality, this award represents the most prestigious diversity honor bestowed upon an OHIO student. Recipients will be individuals who promote the principles of social justice, leadership, cultural diversity and service to the campus and/or region.

Dr. Francine Childs is Professor Emerita in the Department of African American Studies at OHIO where she has served in various capacities, including but not limited to curriculum chair (1974–1996), director of summer programs (1975–1978) and department chairperson (1984–1989). This award is named in her honor to recognize and celebrate her significant contributions to the university, her leadership in academia and her role as a change catalyst in the lives of OHIO students.

 
Kerrigan Family Scholarship

The Kerrigan Family Scholarship was created by the Kerrigan Family in 2012 in order to provide financial support to any student with a demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be involved in leadership activity within the Ohio University main campus community and/or the Athens, Ohio community.

 
Latino Heritage Achievement Award

The Latino Heritage Achievement Awards were established to recognize outstanding students of Latino descent. All full-time undergraduate students of Latino descent attending the Ohio University Athens campus with 24 or more completed credit hours and a 2.75 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply. Continuing seniors must be enrolled at least one semester during the 2016-2017 academic year to be eligible.

 
Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn/Donald A. Spencer Scholarship and Achievement Awards

The Blackburn/Spencer Scholarship and Achievement Awards were established by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board in 1979 in honor of Martha Jane Hunley Blackburn, the first African American woman to graduate from Ohio University and Donald A. Spencer, the first African American to serve as chairman of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Recipients are selected based on a combination of financial need, academic performance, and outstanding contributions to Ohio University.

 
Outstanding Graduate Student Leader (Masters Level)

The Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award will be awarded to a Masters graduate student for outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service. All Masters graduate students with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. A student may be the recipient of this award once during his/her tenure at Ohio University.

 
Outstanding Graduate Student Leader (Doctoral Level)

The Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award will be awarded to a Doctoral graduate student for outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service. All Doctoral graduate students with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. A student may be the recipient of this award once during his/her tenure at Ohio University.

 
Outstanding Programming Award

Established in 1986, these awards recognize student organizations for conceiving, planning, and implementing outstanding programs on the Ohio University campus.

This year, three outstanding active or passive programs will be recognized: Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. In addition, one late night program will be recognized. A late night program constitutes any active or passive program that occurs during a Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening and must not have ended before midnight.

All registered student organizations in good standing with the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility and SAC are eligible to apply. Student organizations may be nominated by others or may apply themselves.

 
Outstanding Senior Leader Award & Outstanding Senior Leader - John Newton Templeton Award

The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards will be presented to up to eight Ohio University seniors for outstanding leadership during their collegiate careers. The Outstanding Senior Leader Awards are cumulative awards and are meant to recognize a collegiate record of leadership and service to the University and/or Athens communities.

All full-time undergraduate students with senior standing and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible. Up to eight students may be the recipients of the Outstanding Senior Leader Award once during their tenure at Ohio University.

One of the Outstanding Senior Leader Awards is designated as the John Newton Templeton Outstanding Senior Leader Award, in honor of the first African-American student to graduate from Ohio University in 1828. This award will be presented to a senior student who has made significant contributions to the life of African-American students on campus.

 
Rudy Leadership Award

This award, instituted in 1986, is the result of the contribution of Joel S. and Marlene Rudy. The proceeds of their contribution are used to reward and recognize the exceptional leadership contributions, ability, and potential of a currently enrolled undergraduate student who plans to be in attendance at Ohio University during the entire 2017-18 academic year. All undergraduate students on the Athens campus who have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA at Ohio University and are either first year, sophomore OR junior standing are eligible.

 
Stonewall Student Leadership Award

The Stonewall Leadership Award, instituted in 2000, is designed to recognize outstanding student leadership that improves the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities on and off campus. The award is named in honor of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, actions that sparked the modern LGBT equality movement. The award is a way of celebrating queer academic innovation that reflects the spectrum of sexual and gender diversities as well activism and community engagement that sparks awareness-raising regarding LGBTQ identities and our experiences.

 
Stonewall Campus Group Leadership Award

The Stonewall Leadership Award, instituted in 2000, is designed to recognize outstanding student leadership that improves the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities on and off campus. The award is named in honor of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, actions that sparked the modern LGBT equality movement. The award is a way of celebrating queer academic innovation that reflects the spectrum of sexual and gender diversities as well activism and community engagement that sparks awareness-raising regarding LGBTQ identities and our experiences.

 
Women's Issues Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student or student organization that has shown outstanding leadership and/or community involvement on women’s and gender issues, or has raised consciousness about those issues.

 

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