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Student Leadership Awards & Recognition Reception - 2018


Event of the Year: "Can You Handle My World?" Co-Sponsored by Diversity Programs & Services and the Center for Accommodation and Access

The Event of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding effort by an organization or area who planned and implemented an event that benefited our Columbus State University campus and/or Columbus community during the 2017-2018 school year. This event aligned with the organization‘s values and mission, and/or our University values. This can be a collaboration with another organization and/or department.

Can You Handle My World?

Most Improved RSO of the Year: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

The Most Improved Registered Student Organization Award is given to an organization that has displayed significant effort for the improvement of the organization and therefore exhibited considerable progress in the development of the group. This could be demonstrated through the following: revitalized membership by improving recruitment and retention of new and diverse members, improved focus on the organization‘s mission and internal operation, creation or improvement of program(s)/event(s), intentional collaboration with other RSOs or University departments, and/or established a plan to ensure continued organizational growth and sustainability of the organization.

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

Student Government Association RSO of the Year: Alpha Omicron Pi

Organization of the Year is an annual point system for organizations to keep track of the events and forums they are attending. The Organization with the most points & participation at the end of the year will receive a trophy, a $500 cash check, and a $150 account for Aramark.

Alpha Omicron Pi

On-Campus Advisor of the Year: Dr. Jonathan Meyers, On-Campus Advisor for American Chemical Society

The On-Campus Advisor of the Year Award is given to an on-campus advisor who has at least two years experience as a registered student organization advisor at Columbus State University. This individual has had a positive impact on a student organization and the University community, demonstrated strong advising skills, is readily available to students, and takes great strides to help the organization‘s leaders and members. The on-campus advisor can be nominated by students, staff, and/or faculty of Columbus State University.

Dr. Jonathan Meyers

Emerging Leader of the Year: David Ito

The Emerging Leader of the Year Award is given to honor the accomplishments of a student succeeding in a new position. Various examples of the emerging leaders include: Students who have been in an organization for a year or less, students who have not held an officer position prior to the 2017-2018 year, students who have allowed their leadership skills to flourish during the 2017-2018 year, and more. This award will be given to the individual who made a significant impact in their organization, department, and/or campus, exhibited a high level of participation and volunteerism, made a difference in the community and/or on campus, and who chose to go above and beyond what is asked of them.

David Ito

Student Leader of the Year: Christian Redmond

The Student Leader of the Year Award is given to an individual who has inspired the growth and development of others, made themselves available to others and brought out strengths and talents in their peers. This individual demonstrated initiative by seeking ways to challenge the present and enrich the future of their organization, department, campus, or community at large. He or she provided exemplary service, commitment, and strong leadership skills, exemplified integrity in all words and actions, and made a meaningful contribution to the student, university, and surrounding communities through leadership.

Christian Redmond

Graduate Student Leader of the Year: Amanda McLeroy

The Graduate Student Leader of the Year Award is given to a graduate student who has inspired the growth and development of others, made themselves available to others and brought out strengths and talents in their peers. This individual demonstrated initiative by seeking ways to challenge the present and enrich the future of their organization, department, campus, or community at large. He or she provided exemplary service, commitment, and strong leadership skills, exemplified integrity in all words and actions, and made a meaningful contribution to the student, university, and surrounding communities through leadership.

Amanda McLeroy

Charles R. Eason Leadership Award: Valencia Coleman

This annual award was established to capture the essence of Mr. Eason‘s love for CSU as a student,alumna, sports fan, and employee. It recognizes a student who has shown exemplary leadership ability and a passion for Columbus State University.

Valencia Coleman

Tower Traditions Medal Recipients

Sylvester Long
Jocelyn Cañedo
Qua'Daijah Cooke
Joslyn Ellis
Emma Mcpeters
Brianna Williams
Zoë Helke-Pierce
Lauren Whitehurst

Tower Traditions Medal Recipients

iLead Completion Recipients

Winston Black
Chalisa Hill
Sylvester Long
Chrissie Nelfrard

iLead Recipients

To see more pictures from the 2018 Student Leadership Awards & Recognition Reception, visit the photo album!