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WIU Office of Student Activities Hosts Leadership Awards Ceremony

April 19, 2016


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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University Office of Student Activities (OSA) hosted the 2015-16 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony Monday, April 18.

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.

In addition, the Student Government Association (SGA) recognized three students for outstanding service and the 2016-17 officers were inaugurated.

Individual Awards:

William E. Brattain Award:
Vanessa Redpath, a senior special education major from Viola (IL)

W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Esmeralda Moreno, a senior communication major from Peoria (IL)

W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Aaron Terrile, a senior political science major from Chicago (IL)

W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Rachel Wirt, a senior human resource management major from Hillsdale (IL)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Angela Elzer, a senior geology major from Marseilles (IL)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Kaylee McAllister, a senior sociology major from New Holland (IL)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Gina Meier, a senior biology major from Davenport (IA)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Alex Rogers, a law enforcement and justice administration graduate student from Elk Grove Village (IL)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Bridget Williams, a senior biology major from Orland Park (IL)

Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service on Behalf of WIU: Kelly Shoppa, a senior dietetics major from Macomb

Ronald D. Gierhan Award for Outstanding Quiet Influence by an Individual: Rebecca Haughey, a sophomore forensic chemistry major from Algonquin (IL)

Cari Sheppard Emerging Student Leader Award: Jeffrey Waisgains, a freshman forensic chemistry major from Mount Prospect (IL)

Outstanding Executive Board Member in an Organization: Wil Gradle, a senior economics major from St. Charles (IL)

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Associate Professor of English Tim Helwig

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Mary Jensen

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: University Housing and Dining Services Graduate Assistant Brittany Royce

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Assistant Director for Residential Life for Leadership Development Justin Schuch


Group Awards

Outstanding Student Organization:
Panhellenic Council

Outstanding Student Organization: Resident Assistant Council

Outstanding Student Organization Students:
T.A.L.K

Most Improved Student Organization: Women in Science

Outstanding Multicultural Program: Dia De Los Muertos, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.

Outstanding Volunteer Service by an Organization: Council for Exceptional Children

Outstanding Philanthropy by an Organization: Dance Marathon

Outstanding Co-sponsored Program: Hazing Prevention Week, Greek Life Programs and WIU Athletics

Outstanding Student Program:
SGA Student Advocacy Day

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

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