Leadership Awards

Unsung Hero Award
This award recognizes students who have positively influenced a program or organization from behind the scenes with a supportive attitude towards goals, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, an unwavering dedication, and a commitment to excellence in the completion of tasks and duties.

First Year Student Involvement Award

This award recognizes the early accomplishments of first year students at UW-Parkside. Any undergraduate, first year student is eligible for this award. This award recognizes those students who have begun to develop their leadership skills and who have shown potential for great leadership at UW-Parkside through their engagement in a recognized student organization.

Legacy Award

This award honors a graduating senior who has left a mark at UW-Parkside through their long-term commitment and dedication to one or more student organizations. This senior's outstanding leadership will have a long-term impact, and their engagement and involvement has transformed this campus for the better. Nominations for this award will not be accepted. Recipients will be chosen by the Student Activities office and the Dean of Students.

Excellence in Community Service (Organization or Individual)

This award recognizes the student organization or individual who best demonstrated a high commitment to community service and outreach. This award is based on the level and type of community involvement, the estimated number of hours volunteered, resources donated, etc. Nominators should consider what the individual or organization gave to their community, as well as what they have learned and received.

Organization of the Year

This award recognizes a student organization that has improved its visibility on campus, is an active participant in program sponsorship, and contributes in an exemplary manner to UW-Parkside through activities, events, and programs. This organization has also demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative, creativity, and perseverance.

Chancellor's Exemplary Leadership Award

This award is designed only for those seniors eligible to graduate in May, August, or December  who have demonstrated meaningful campus involvement, community service and outreach, and commitment to personal and leadership skill development while at UW-Parkside. A nominees shall elaborate on their potential for future achievement in their community and must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better.

Distinguished Student Leader Award

This award recognizes students with distinguished service or achievement that benefits their student organization or UW-Parkside as a whole. Such distinguished service should be a pattern of exemplary service over the students' years at UW-Parkside and exceed the normal duties of any positions he/she may hold i.e., "above and beyond the call of duty."

Outstanding Academic Performance for an Organization Member Award

This award is based upon the highest cumulative Grade Point Average (at least 3.5 or better) achieved by an organization member.

Excellence in Programming

The Excellence in Programming Award recognizes a student organization or group for its exceptional creativity, planning, and execution of a University program. Criteria upon which decisions are based include appeal to a broad cross-section from the University community, originality, outreach and collaboration, and participation by members of the organization during all phases of the programming effort.

Advisor of the Year Award

This award recognizes a campus advisor who dedicates time and resources to the advancement of a club or organization. This person exemplifies the University's mission, acts as a positive change agent, fosters high ideals, and provides sustained support to a club or organization. This person offers support to students through mentorship, guidance, and advocacy. This person serves as an educator and role model for undergraduate students at UW-Parkside.

Innovative Program of the Year Award

This award recognizes an exceptional program, cultural event, speaker, or production that is conceived and carried out by a student, student group, or group of students that has campus-wide impact. This award is given to a focused, one-time program that is original in theme, timely and appropriate, and has a significant positive impact on the UW-Parkside community.

Parkside Government Presidential Award

This award is given to a student who shows leadership by working to make positive change for this campus through activism or advocacy. This person shows a commitment to the student body, enables voices of other students to be heard, and works to improve the conditions on campus for all students. The recipient of this award will be chosen through of process established by the Student Government.


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