University of Vermont

Student Leadership Awards - 2017

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
This award is presented to a student from each class year (first years, sophomores, and juniors only) who, through their achievements, have made a valuable contribution and lasting impact on the UVM campus and/or surrounding community. Each nominee has demonstrated commitment, responsibility, and enthusiasm in their involvement and is valued and respected by those with whom they work. 

  • First Year Student 
    • Sam Donnelly
  • Sophomore 
    • Alexander Weingart
    • Olivia Harris
  • Junior 
    • Kunal Palawat
    • Heather Scott

PATRICK M. BROWN LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is presented to one student who has been involved in a variety of activities, but has not necessarily held formal leadership positions. It recognizes a person who rarely receives recognition for their work “behind the scenes.” Nominees have demonstrated great dedication and dependability, and have earned the respect of others.

  • Jen Diehl 

ACTIVISM & COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE AWARD 
This award will be presented to one student who has demonstrated a commitment to justice and/or has been an activist, trying to create positive change for the campus, the Burlington community, and/or the world. The individual should have strong leadership, passion, and dedication to a particular issue or collection of issues.

  • Sophie Robledo

ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZEN AWARD 
Co-sponsored by the UVM Eco-Reps, the Office of Sustainability, and Student Life. The Environmental Citizen Award recognizes a UVM student who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the environment. Nominations are open to undergraduate students whose behavior sets an example and inspire others to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. The award will go to the nominee that shows the most commitment, creativity, and leadership in their efforts to conserve and protect our natural resources.

  • Peter Chlebowski

STEP UP. THINK. CARE. ACT. AWARD 
This award is presented to a student whose actions have helped prevent or end incidents of harm or injustice (including: bias incidents, gender-based violence, or community harm through alcohol and other drug use). This student has demonstrated a clear understanding of the concepts of power, privilege, and oppression and has been active on the UVM campus through their involvements.

  • Laura Shea

THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD
Honors a student who has participated in community service with vigor, devotion, and an unshakable positive attitude. This student serves with an inspirational and infectious optimism and leads the way for others through their actions and involvement.

  • Becca Ryan

THE SUSTAINED COMMITMENT AWARD 
Recognizes a student who has truly been in it for the long haul. This student is someone who has actively and enduringly devoted time and energy to community service throughout their tenure at UVM.

  • Chen Yang
  • Amanda Cassidy

THE UNSUNG CHAMPION AWARD
Honors a student for their substantive yet under-recognized contributions to the success of a community service project. This is a student whose dedication and behind-the-scenes support has proven invaluable for the betterment of the community.

  • Daniela Escobar
  • Aidan Andrews

OUTSTANDING ADVISOR AWARD 

  • Brittany Abraham

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION
Any student organization (club, team, honorary group, Greek chapter, etc.) is eligible to receive this award. The award is based on the organization’s leadership, active members, growth over the past year, programmatic efforts, collaborative efforts with other groups, and contributions the organization has made to UVM and/or the surrounding community.

  • Rallython