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Fourth Annual Student Leadership Awards

Congratulations to all the 2018 nominees and award recipients!!!

 

AWARD                                                               AWARDEE

Pioneer Leadership Award                             Jessie Linder

Trailblazer Leadership Award                         Alexander Warner-Garrett

Crimson Leadership Award                            Sarah Ferguson

Aggie Leadership Award                                 Jerry Tuttle

1888 Leadership Award                                   Shayna Gallacher

Dean of Students’ Leadership Award            Adrian Llanez

Social Justice Program of the Year                Education Beyond Borders

Student Organization Adviser of the Year     Zooey Sophia Pook

 

The New Mexico Student Leadership Awards recognizes the amazing work, service, social justice advancement, and triumphs of Aggie student leaders, student organizations, and student organization advisors. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted from February 15 to March 16, 2018. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All nominations must be submitted electronically. Awards will be announced at the Student Leadership Awards Banquet held on April 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Eligibility

Student awards: Student receiving awards must be an enrolled student at New Mexico State University on the main campus. Recipients must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours during the Spring 2018 semester. Student Organization: Student Organizations receiving awards must be listed as a Chartered Student Organization by Campus Activities at New Mexico State University on the main campus during the 2017-2018 academic year. Student Organization Advisor: The recipient of the Student Organization Advisor of the year must be listed as the advisor of record held by Campus Activities at New Mexico State University on the main campus during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Awards

Pioneer of the Year

Given to a freshman or sophomore who demonstrated leadership qualities in the past year.

Criteria

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and 0-60 semester credit hours. Credit hours taken in the Spring 2018 semester will count toward the semester credit hour requirement.
  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Motivated and inspired other students.
  • Exemplified integrity through words and actions.
  • Willingness to address existing problems within the communities they served.
  • Valued and implemented changes based on received feedback.
  • Initiated ways to enrich the future for the community they served and/or NMSU.

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Trailblazer of the Year

Given to a junior or senior who demonstrated leadership qualities in the past year.

Criteria

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and 61+ semester credit hours. Credit hours taken in the Spring 2018 semester will count toward the semester credit hour requirement.
  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Motivated and inspired other students.
  • Mentored other students within the community served.
  • Exemplified integrity through words and actions.
  • Willingness to address existing problems within the communities they served.
  • Valued and implemented changes based on received feedback.
  • Initiated ways to enrich the future for the community they served and/or NMSU.

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Crimson Leader of the Year

Given to a graduating senior or graduate student who demonstrated leadership qualities in the past year.

Criteria

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and applied for graduation in the Spring 2018 semester or

A student admitted and enrolled in a graduate program.

  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Motivated and inspired other students.
  • Exemplified integrity through words and actions.
  • Willingness to address existing problems within the communities they served.
  • Valued and implemented changes based on received feedback.
  • Initiated ways to enrich the future for the community they served and/or NMSU.

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Aggie Leader of the Year

Given to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to servant leadership through community service in the past year.

Criteria

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Provided community service hours to one or more non-profit agencies external of New Mexico State University.
  • Motivated and inspired other students to perform community service.
  • Exemplified integrity through words and actions.
  • Able to articulate the impact the service had on their personal lives.

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1888 Leader of the Year

Given to a student who demonstrated a well-rounded balance between leadership roles, academics and community service during their time at New Mexico State University.

Criteria

  • A student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Held multiple leadership roles in one or more student organizations while enrolled at New Mexico State University.
  • Provided a minimum of 200 community service hours during their time as a student to one or more non-profit agencies external of New Mexico State University.
  • Mentored other students in the areas of leadership, academics and community involvement.
  • Exemplified integrity through their actions.

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A-Mountain Award

Given to a chartered student organization which demonstrates active involvement at New Mexico State University for the betterment of its members and campus community.

Criteria:

  • Listed as Chartered Student Organization by Campus Activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be considered in good standing with the university at the time of the nomination and awarding.
  • Events and programs held throughout the year support the mission of the organization.
  • Provided leadership opportunities for its members.
  • Mentors members to take on leadership roles within the organizations.
  • Provides programs and events for members and the NMSU campus community.

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Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Given to an advisor of a student organization who showed guidance, role modeling and mentoring for the student organization, its members and leadership.

Criteria:

  • Recognized as the advisor to a student organization by Campus Activities during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Made themselves available to the student organization members and leadership.
  • Promoted the mission of the student organization.
  • Served as a role model and mentor to the student organization members and leadership.
  • Allowed students to learn from mistakes made in the implementation of events and programs.
  • Encouraged members to take on leadership roles within the student organization.
  • Promoted social justice within the student organization.

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Program of the Year

Given to a chartered student organization that planned, implemented and evaluated a program open to the NMSU campus community in the past year.

Criteria:

  • Listed as a Chartered Student Organization by Campus Activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Program must take place during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Program aligned with the mission of the organization.
  • Program was led and coordinated by students.
  • Program was open to the NMSU campus community.
  • Program was evaluated by the leadership team to show areas of strengths and recommendations for improvements.

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Social Justice Program of the Year

Given to a chartered student organization that planned, implemented and evaluated a program which had a social justice focus.

Criteria:

  • Listed as a Chartered Student Organization by Campus Activities for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Program must take place during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Program had a social justice focus as its primary purpose.
  • Program must be led and coordinated by students.
  • Program was open to the NMSU campus community.

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