WIU Office of Student Activities Hosts Leadership Awards Ceremony
April 18, 2017
MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University Office of Student Activities (OSA) hosted the 2016-17 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony Monday, April 17.
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.
Individual Awards (listed by student's county and hometown):
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Brenna Smith, a senior communication major.
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Rebecca Probasco, a senior communication major.
Student Government Association New Senator of the Year: Stiles Brda, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major.
Outstanding Executive Board Member in an Organization: Brandon Santana, a senior media and instructional technology major.
William E. Brattain Award: William (Wil) Gradle, a senior economics major.
Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service on Behalf of WIU: Summer Tracy, a senior special education major.
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Courtney Powelson, a senior family and consumer sciences major.
Ronald D. Gierhan Award for Outstanding Quiet Influence by an Individual; Student Government Association Cabinet Member of the Year: Grant Reed, a sophomore agriculture major from Macomb.
The Jeffery Waisganis Emerging Student Leader Award: Connor Shinberger, a junior health services management major.
Outstanding Student Organization Advisers: Jill Bisbee, supervision field specialist, Educational Studies; and Roberta Di Carmine, associate professor, English.
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Kirsten Kessling, a senior agriculture major.
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Aaron Carr, a senior communication major.
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance; Student Government Association Senator of the Year: John Kennealy, a senior computer science major.
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Hayley Salata, a senior health services management major.
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Dovile Svirupskaite, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major.
Outstanding Multicultural Program: Paralympic Athletes (University Union Board, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Department of Kinesiologyt, Disability Resource Center, Students for Universal Inclusion and Pi Kappa Phi)
Outstanding Volunteer Service by an Organization: Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)
Outstanding Philanthropy by an Organization: Dance Marathon
Outstanding Co-sponsored Program: Hazing Prevention Week (Greek Life & WIU Athletics)
Outstanding Student Program: Dance Marathon; Western Leadership Challenge (National Residence Hall Honorary and ROTC)
Most Improved Student Organization: Veterans' Club; University Union Board
For more information, contact the OSA at (309) 298-3232.