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WIU Office of Student Activities Hosts Leadership Awards Ceremony

April 24, 2014


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MACOMB, IL - - The Western Illinois University Office of Student Activities (OSA) annual student leadership awards ceremony, "The Rocky Awards: A Celebration of Leadership," was held Monday (April 21). Through these awards, the OSA acknowledges outstanding student leaders and organizations from across campus who have exemplified what it means to be a leader and a Leatherneck.

"The OSA is excited to celebrate the work and dedication of these students," noted OSA Assistant Director Michelle Harvey. "Their organizations and the entire Western Illinois University community benefit from their leadership."

In addition, the Student Government Association (SGA) recognized students for their outstanding service and inaugurated the 2014-15 officers.

Awards:

Most Improved Student Organization – Delta Sigma Phi
Outstanding Large Student Organization – Chi Omega
Outstanding Multicultural Program – "UGC Showcase," United Greek Council
Outstanding Philanthropy by a Group or Organization Award-Service – Dance Marathon
Outstanding Philanthropy by a Group or Organization Award-Greek – Chi Omega
Outstanding Small Student Organization (under 50) – The Council of Exceptional Children
Outstanding Student Organization Administration/Faculty Advisor – Jessica Mueller
Outstanding Co-sponsored Program – "A Place At The Table," University Union Board and Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)
Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Group or Organization-Service – WAVE
Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Group or Organization-Greek – Alpha Gamma Rho
Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Group or Organization-General Student – Running Club

Awards listed by hometowns and states:

BELLEVILLE
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as James M. Grigsby) – Chris Manning, senior, political science

COLCHESTER
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as James M. Grigsby) – Daniel Mitchell, senior, agriculture

FREEBURG
The Angela Elzer Outstanding First Year Involvement Award – Joshua Beliveau, junior, forensic chemistry

MACOMB
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as James M. Grigsby) – Dwayne Hagenow, senior, athletic training
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance – Michael Quigley, senior, political science
William E. Brattain Award – Caleb Markey, senior, finance and accounting

OAK FOREST
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance – Jenna Decker, senior, sociology

PLAINFIELD
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance – Matt Jeslis, senior, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

PLANO
Ronald Gierhan Award for Outstanding Influence by an Individual – David Giltzow, senior, communication

QUINCY
Outstanding Executive Board Member in a Group or Organization – Alexander Levi Campbell, sophomore, sociology

SHERRARD
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as James M. Grigsby) – Anna Dahlstrom, senior, family and consumer science

STREAMWOOD
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as James M. Grigsby) – Nicole VanHorn, senior, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

IOWA
BETTENDORF
Ralph H. Wagoner for Outstanding Volunteer Service on Behalf of WIU – Rebekah Byrnes, senior, English and French

FLORIDA
CLERMONT
Outstanding Student Organization Graduate Advisor – Koryna Felt, graduate student, College Student Personnel

For more information, contact the OSA at (309) 298-3232.

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