Student Leadership Awards

About the Leadership Awards

Over the course of the year, UW Bothell students have served the campus and broader community in myriad roles, both individually and as part of organizations. To recognize their many efforts, Student Affairs invites faculty, staff, and students to nominate students and teams of students who have made positive contributions to the campus and its surrounding communities. A description of the awards and their criteria appear below.

Nominate leaders at: http://tinyurl.com/UWBAwardNominations

Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, May 9th, 2016

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year

This award recognizes individual students who have made exceptional contributions to the quality of campus life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.  The intent of the award is to recognize at least one graduating undergraduate student, one continuing student and one graduate student for their work on campus.  

Nominees who are graduating undergraduate students will have:

  • demonstrated an ability to look beyond one’s own needs in order to improve an aspect campus life for students;
  • overseen or actively participated in a campus project that build (or will build in the near future) an enhanced sense of community;
  •  taken a courageous stand on a campus issue, offered creative solutions, and advocated for positive change;
  •  established coalitions and built common ground among students;
  •  inspired and motivated others to become engaged and involved in the life of the campus; and
  • demonstrated genuine care for others by encouraging divergent viewpoints and multiple perspectives.  

Nominees who are continuing students will have

  • demonstrated an ability to look beyond one’s own needs in order to improve an aspect campus life for students;
  • participated in experiences that have helped develop their leadership skills; and 
  • assumed roles in co-curricular activities that have increased their responsibilities.  

Nominees who are graduate students will have

  • demonstrated an ability to look beyond one’s own needs in order to improve an aspect campus life for students;
  • overseen or actively participated in a campus project or initiative that builds (or will build in the near future) an enhanced sense of community;
  • taken a courageous stand on a campus issue, offered creative solutions, and advocated for positive change;
  • established coalitions and built common ground among students;
  • inspired and motivated others to become engaged and involved in the life of the campus; and
  • demonstrated genuine care for others by encouraging divergent viewpoints and multiple perspectives.  

Past Winners

  • 2013-2014: Matthew Bennett, Mojan Ahmadi, and Jee Paik
  • 2012-2013: Drew Stone, Ozden Eygi, and Hang Le
  • 2011-2012: Omar Khan, Sindi Diko, and Ty Edwards
  • 2010-2011: Aika Perez, Andrew Nguyen, and Sindi Diko
  • 2009-2010: Jee Paik
  • 2008-2009: Ozan Turgut and Efrain Moreno-Salamanca
  • 2007-2008: Phil Noll, Micael Hoak, and Xheni Diko
  • 2006-2007: Alan Li, Kelsy Denney, and Melissa Nielsen
  • 2005-2006: Chelsea Knodel and David Cohen

Outstanding Contribution to Community Service

This award recognizes an individual student who demonstrates a commitment to serving others in the community at large.  

Nominees will have

  • provided direct service to individuals in need, provided program oversight, or provided direct assistance to the operations of a service or community agency; and
  • made a significant contribution to an on or off-campus organization.

Past Winners

  • 2013-2014: Nick Steen
  • 2012-2013: Navarre Kerr
  • 2011-2012: Sindi Diko
  • 2010-2011: Melissa Sequic
  • 2009-2010: Anna Kim
  • 2008-2009 Nyla Brittle
  • 2007-2008: Nora Laughlin
  • 2006-2007: Autum Allen
  • 2005-2006: Kam Yee

Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice & Diversity

This award recognizes an individual student who has contributed significantly to social justice, peace, civil rights, education, public health, or environmental justice.

Nominees will have:

  • demonstrated a commitment to social justice by challenging social inequities;
  • made a significant contribution to under-represented and/or disadvantaged communities; and
  • achievements to date indicate ongoing work will significantly improve the lives of others.

Past Winners

  • 2013-2014: Monica Manzo
  • 2012-2013: Alejandra Perez & Monica Manzo

Outstanding Team

This award recognizes a group of students (registered student organizations, student committees, or campus board or association) that has made an exceptional contribution to the quality of campus life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.  

Nominees in this category will have

  • implemented an innovative on-campus project;
  • dedicated quality time to projects or otherwise gone beyond the call on duty to serve its constituency;
  • collaborated with other organizations and campus departments in an effort to better serve the students body;
  • demonstrated exceptional team work; and
  • worked effectively and efficiently as a team to achieve its mission and objectives.

Past Winners

  • 2013-2014: Resident Advisor Team
  • 2012-2013: Campus Events Board
  • 2012-2013: International Student Facilitators
  • 2011-2012: HERO's
  • 2010-2011: Orientation
  • 2009-2010: Campus Events Board
  • 2008-2009: ASUWB
  • 2007-2008: Delta Epsilon Chi
  • 2006-2007: Campus Events Board
  • 2005-2006: Services & Activities Committee
  • 2005-2006: Campus Events Board

Outstanding Program of the Year

The outstanding program of the year award recognizes an outstanding program by a recognized club/organization, in their planning and presentation of a specific program or activity. New approaches to programming, creative innovation, successful marketing strategies, and/or effective utilization of budget and resources are all factors which might distinguish an outstanding program.

Nomination information:

  • Only one nomination per student organization. 
  • Group must be a recognized student organization by the Office of Student Engagement & Activities.
  • Programs should have addressed a specific student need or issue.
  • Programs must have occurred in the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Award Categories may include: Social Justice Program, Awareness Program, Social Program, or others determined by awards committee

Past Winners: Outstanding Social Justice Program of the Year

  • 2013-2014: Universal Leadership Conference
  • 2012-2013: Diversity Programmers

Past Winners: Outstanding Social Program/Activity of the Year

  • 2013-2014: n/a
  • 2012-2013: Campus Events Board
  • 2011-2012: Husky Packs & Occupy Discrimination Campaign

Past Winners: Outstanding Awareness Program of the Year

  • 2013-2014: Residence Hall Association/Sustainable BBQ

Additional Award Criteria

Only those accomplishments while the nominee was a UW Bothell student or a UW Bothell recognized group will be considered.

Students nominated for individual awards must be a currently enrolled student or have graduated in winter quarter 2013. Students should have earned a minimum of 12 units of academic credit (10 units for graduate students) at UW Bothell within the current academic year.

Nominees for individual awards must be in good academic standing with the University (that is, not be on academic probation for low scholarship as defined in the most recent edition of the UW Bothell General Catalog, or not having received a disciplinary sanction imposed for violating the Student Conduct Code at any point in the student’s tenure at UW Bothell). Groups must also be in good standing with the University at the time of nomination.

Students nominated for individual awards who received compensation or academic credit as part of their leadership experience will be considered for awards where it can be demonstrated that their contributions were exceptional or superior.

Nominees must have been directly involved in a program or service for which they are being considered.  This is defined as:

  • Involvement must have been for at least the duration of two academic quarters.
  • Nominees must have made a significant and measurable contribution to advancing the quality of student life or the like of others in the broader community.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated innovation and creativity in their work and have inspired others in the process.

Students whose achievements clearly fit an award category other than that in which they were nominated may, at the discretion of the awards committee, be considered for an alternate category.

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