The Student Leadership Awards Ceremony is only a few weeks away! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm. We interviewed Events and Programming Graduate Assistant Caitlin Filmore who is also on the planning committee for the Student Leadership Award Ceremony to learn more about the event and why you should go!

See all the nominees on DragonCentral!

What is the purpose of the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony?

“The purpose of the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony is so student leaders can be recognized for all the hard work they do for the University. It is a fun way to end the semester on a positive note and encourage students to keep up their great work.”

Why should students go to the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony?

“Students should attend the Awards Ceremony to celebrate themselves and the hard work of others over the last school year. While students may be recognized by their organizations, it is fun to be able to have a banquet to celebrate the successes of our student leaders here on campus.”

What makes this year’s Student Leadership Awards Ceremony different from other years? 

“This year we have added a few new awards that expands to more than just student organizations by including student employment, internships, research, athletics, music, community service and more!”

What are some perks of going?             

“There will be free food and a photo booth, along with getting to see other student leaders from all around campus!”

Wondering what some of the categories are? Keep reading to see the awards available . To RSVP check out the event on DragonCentral. It also counts for FYE Community Involvement! 

 Student Organization Involvement Awards:

This category of awards is to recognize involvement within a recognized student organization at MSUM. There will be one winner for each award.

·         Organization Advisor of the Year

·         Organization Officer of the Year

·         Organization Member of the Year

·         Up-and-Coming Organization of the Year 

·         Club Sport of the Year

·         Organization of the Year

·         Community Engagement Organization Award

·         Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Organization Award

Individual Student Engagement Awards:

This category of awards is to recognize individual student engagement. This may include, but not limited to, student organization involvement, student employment, academic achievements, internships, research, professional development, athletics, art, music, theatre, activism, community service, community involvement, and other engagement activities. There may be multiple winners for each award.

·         Outstanding New Leader Award

·         Leadership Legacy Award

·         Community Engagement Award

·         Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Award

·         Grit Award

·         Humility Award

·         Heart Award

Programming and Events Awards:

This category of awards is to recognize student-led programs and events. There may be multiple winners for this award.

·         Outstanding Campus Program/Event Award