Our most previous Student Excellence Awards in 2018 was held on Tuesday, April 24 in the Union Ballroom.
Nominations were opened from Friday, December 22 to Friday, March 16. Likewise, we will open up future nominations around the upcoming 2019 Winter Recess. The award categories and descriptions are listed below. Anything from March 2018-March 2019 is eligible for nomination. If you have any questions, please direct them to email@example.com.
Student Org. Advisor of the Year:
This award is presented to an organization’s advisor (faculty/staff) who has gone beyond the call of duty to support and advise their organization(s).
Exemplary Leadership Award
This award is presented to a student who has been selected by their peers to assume a leadership position. Recipients will have exhibited growth and development as leaders and been involved in campus and or community organizations.
This award is presented to a student whose work and/or service has led to positive, measurable change for our campus and/or community. Their work may include actively contributing to a cause that improves the lives of others.
Panther Spirit Award
This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding school spirit. The recipient of this award displays pride as a dedicated member of our community and has contributed to athletics, performances, cultural and arts activities, or academic competitions.
Outstanding First-Year Student
This award is presented to a first-year student that has exhibited outstanding leadership skills within their respective organization or on campus. This student does not have to have a defined leadership position.
Outstanding Transfer Student
This award is presented to a new transfer student that has exhibited outstanding leadership skills within their respective organization or on campus. This student does not have to have a defined leadership position.
Outstanding Graduating Student
This award is presented to a student that is graduating in 2018, who has exhibited a strong commitment to UW-Milwaukee in multiple areas of campus life. They are recognized for their academic excellence, leadership, contributions to their community, and exceptional achievements during their time at UW-Milwaukee.
Civic Responsibility of the Year
This award is presented to a student organization that has shown service in a variety of agencies or exemplary service to one organization, providing general service responsibility to Milwaukee and/or UWM.
Community Impact of the Year
This award is presented to an organization that has created a positive, measurable impact on our campus and/or community. This impact is encouraged to embody the UWM’s values of diversity and inclusion and leveraging of the strengths of the members into collective action.
Educational Program of the Year
This award is presented to a student organization that has planned and implemented an outstanding educational event on campus. The event should be one that was planned for and primarily attended by UW-Milwaukee students. This program should have succeeded in educating those outside of the organization about an issue or cause.
New Student Organization of the Year
This award is presented to an organization that has gone through the process of becoming a Registered Student Organization within the past three semesters (Fall 2016-Present). The organization should have become significantly involved in the UW-Milwaukee community during their short time on campus. This includes sponsoring events/activities on their own, as well as participating in campus activities as a student organization. The organization should demonstrate the desire and potential to improve, grow, and achieve.
Outstanding Student Organization of the Year
This award is presented to an organization which has exhibited a high commitment to improving campus life at UWM. The organization will have shown unity within membership, produced strong programming for the campus and excelled in leadership.
Student Employee Awards
Above and Beyond the Call
Students who could also be described as “everyday heroes”, such as those working “behind the scenes” to make UWM such a special place! They serve on the front lines, and help students each and every day with a commitment to excellent customer service and dedication to their professional purpose.
Most Valuable Player
Students showing consistent excellence in all areas of their responsibility and having a strong commitment to the university community. They take great pride in their academic and professional performance.
Inclusion & Advocacy
Students selected should have actively promoted the values of diversity and inclusion through their employment at UWM. They are encouraged to have helped increase diverse representation, developed new policies and practices, or modeled inclusive behaviors and practices for their coworkers.
Students selected should be in their first or second year of employment at UWM. They are effective in their current positions and show great potential both as an employee and student leader.
Students Serving Students
Student staff who create or implement effective or outstanding programs or initiatives for the benefit of other students. They are dedicated to the mission of UWM, and most importantly, to creatively improve the lives of UWM students.