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2017 University Student Leadership Awards Program

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THE THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

Sunday, May 7, 2017

4:30 pm

An evening to honor our outstanding scholar-leaders at the University of Maryland. Hosted by Adele H. Stamp Union - Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa, this program features some of the University’s most prestigious awards.

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Click here to view the 2017 Recipients

A list of recipients will appear in the May 11th edition of The Diamondback.

Call for Nominations

Coming Soon - Call for Nominations Adele H. Stamp Student Union Awards

 

 

Each spring the University honors outstanding scholar-leaders at the University Awards  Program.  Hosted by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life and Omicron  Delta Kappa, this program features some of the University’s most prestigious awards.  This  year’s University Student Leadership Awards Program will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  The Awards Committee has added two new awards.  We invite you to submit nominations for each of the awards detailed below.


Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award

This award celebrates graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to the University community in the areas of service, involvement, leadership, and scholarship.

Undergraduate Senior Student Awards

Nominees for Byrd Citizenship Prizes and Wilson H. Elkins Award will be considered for both awards. The two Byrd Citizenship Prizes are presented as a memorial to the late President Emeritus H.C. Byrd and his mother Sally Sterling Byrd, to two graduating seniors who during their collegiate careers have most nearly typified the model citizen and have contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of the University.

The Wilson H. Elkins Award is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has displayed outstanding involvement and leadership in campus activities and who has contributed significantly to the general advancement of student affairs.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Award, named in honor of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of the African-American student community at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The La Raza Unida Award, which translates as “the people united,” is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of the Latino(a) student community at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The Lorde-O’Leary Award, named after writer/activist Audre Lorde and the late University of Maryland Professor Ron O’Leary, is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender student community at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The Vera Cruz-Kochiyama Award, named after labor activist Phillip Vera Cruz and the Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama, is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the Asian Pacific American student community at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

Undergraduate Junior Award

The William E. Kirwan Award is presented to a junior who will be a member of the May 2018 graduating class and who has exhibited outstanding leadership and commitment to the college community. Nominees will be evaluated on their academic performance; involvement in student activities; community service; and promotion of campus diversity/race relations, international relations and/or international understanding.

Other Undergraduate Awards

The Loving Award, named in honor of Mildred and Richard Loving, for their bravery and perseverance in invalidating miscegenation laws via the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, is presented to a member of the University of Maryland undergraduate community who has demonstrated a significant and ongoing commitment to multiracial and cross-cultural causes and communities.

 The Sarah Winnemucca Award, named in honor of Paiute activist, educator, and author Sarah Winnemucca, for her tireless dedication in advocating for the rights of Native American communities, is presented to a member of the University of Maryland undergraduate community who has demonstrated a significant and ongoing commitment to Native American Indian and Indigenous communities.

The nomination form will be available at http://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/nominate.aspx  starting Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Please contact Dr. Donna Lim, Associate Director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life at 301-314-8491 or via e-mail at dylim@umd.edu should you have questions.