Office of Student Activities

Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

2016 Leadership Awards Ceremony

The 2016 Leadership Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, April 18 at 6pm in the University Union Grand Ballroom.  Below is a list of the awards available this year.

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Click here to submit nominations for awards


The William E. Brattain Award*

The W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance*

The Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award*

The Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service on Behalf of WIU

The Ronald D. Gierhan Award for Outstanding Quiet Influence by an Individual

The Cari Sheppard Emerging Student Leader Award

Outstanding Executive Board Member in an Organization

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor (up to three)

Outstanding Student Organization (up to three)

Most Improved Student Organization

Outstanding Multicultural Program

Outstanding Volunteer Service by an Organization

Outstanding Philanthropy by an Organization

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program

Outstanding Student Program


*Students nominated for one of these awards will be considered for all three.