Office of Student Activities

Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

The Rocky Awards:  A Celebration of Leadership

On the evening of Monday, April 21, the WIU community and the Office of Student Activities recognized the outstanding student leadership on our campus. Awards were presented for organization and individual accomplishments. The evening honored a year of amazing programming, leadership and commitment to and for the WIU community.  Mark your calendars now for next year - Monday, April 20, 2015!

2013-2014 Award Winners

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor:

  • Koryna Felt, Graduate Advisor for Interfraternity Council
  • Jessica Mueller, Administrator/Faculty Advisor for Chi Omega

Most Improved Student Organization: Delta Sigma Phi

Outstanding Small Organization: Council for Exceptional Children

Outstanding Large Organization: Chi Omega

Outstanding Executive Board Member: Levi Campbell from Inter-Hall Council

The Angela Elzer Outstanding First Year Involvement: Joshua Beliveau

Outstanding Philanthropy by a Group or Organization:

  • Dance Marathon
  • Chi Omega

Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Group or Organization:

  • Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)
  • Running Club
  • Alpha Gamma Rho

Ronald D. Gierhan Award for Outstanding Quiet Influence:  David Giltzow

Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service: Rebekah Byrnes

Outstanding Multicultural Program: United Greek Council for the UGC Showcase

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program:  "A Place at the Table," University Union Board (UUB) and Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as the James M. Grigsby Award): Anna Dahlstrom, Dwayne Hagenow, Chris Manning, Daniel Mitchell, Nicole Van Horn

W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Jenna Decker, Matt Jeslis, Michael Quigley

William E. Brattain Award: Caleb Markey