Leadership & Service Awards


Every spring, the Berry College Volunteer Services and Student Activities Office join together to celebrate leadership and service at Berry College. The Leadership and Service awards program is held in late April and is designed to recognize Berry students and faculty for their outstanding leadership in student life over the previous year. The campus community is invited to nominate organizations, groups and individuals who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have risen above the expectations for the average Berry student. 

Please complete the online Wufoo nomination form. Nominations will be accepted in March and the awards program is held in mid-April.

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP AWARDS


LAMBDA SIGMA FRESHMAN LEADER AWARD
The Rising Leader award is given to a freshman who has exhibited superior commitment, responsibility, dedication, and leadership skills within a student organization. Nominations should include an explanation of why the student is deserving of the award and specific examples of his/her leadership contributions.

Lambda Sigma Rising Leader Award – Kelsey Doerr  

MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is given to 2 students who have exhibited qualities of leadership and project the mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs through their roles as student leaders during the year. The goal of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to foster a supportive environment for both international students and students of color to live, learn, and grow as active members of the academic community and as individuals. The primary focus is to educate, inform, and enlighten the community at-large of the diverse needs of all students at Berry College and to assist in the recruitment, transition, retention, and graduation of multicultural and international students. All Berry students are eligible, regardless of background. Nominations should include an explanation of why the nominee should be recognized, including pertinent leadership qualities and contributions to the Berry community through activities and projects.

Multicultural and International Student Leadership Award – Megan Michel  

ODK "ASPIRE TO THE TOP" SENIOR LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is given to a graduating senior (May or December) for demonstrating consistent leadership in campus activities throughout his or her time at Berry and showing exemplary character in his or her interactions with others. This person should demonstrate character qualities such as integrity, responsibility, and genuine fellowship. Nominations should include an explanation of why the senior is deserving of the award, including examples of his/her leadership and service to the Berry community.

ODK Aspire to the Top Leadership Award – Kassie Jones   

RELIGION IN LIFE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP & SERVICE 
This award acknowledges a student who has promoted the “heart” part of Berry’s mission through devoted servant leadership in religious life on campus and beyond.

Religion in Life Award for Service and Leadership – Serena Kargbo

SERVICE AWARDS

HEART OF BERRY
This award recognizes groups and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service through active and consistent participation in the community. Faculty, staff, individual students, and/or student organizations are eligible. 
Heart of Berry – Suleima Millan-Salinas


BEST SERVICE PROJECT OR EVENT
This award is designed to recognize an individual (student, faculty, or staff) that has organized a stellar service project, whether it was on-campus or in the Rome/Floyd Community.  
Best Service Project or Event – Psych Society’s Mixer with DIGS 

DO SOMETHING
This award is for an individual or group that plans a service or philanthropic project to benefit others and “do something” good for a community. Berry-recognized student organizations are not eligible for this award. 
Do Something – Diamond Newsome “Solidarity Week” and Concert Choir “Singing Grams” 

INTEGRATING SERVICE & RESIDENCE LIFE: OUTSTANDING RA
This award goes to an individual RA who has shown a willingness and dedication to serve and encourages fellow RAs to do so too. 
Integrating Service and Residence Life: Outstanding RA – Bella Fornuto

INTEGRATING SERVICE & RESIDENCE LIFE: OUTSTANDING RA STAFF
This award goes to a group of RAs who have worked together to serve and make an impact on the Rome/Floyd Community. This group will have encouraged their residents to have a servant mindset and share in a commitment to service.
Integrating Service and Residence Life: Outstanding RA Staff – Dana/Thomas Berry

STUDENT ORGANIZATION & PROGRAMMING AWARDS

BEST SOCIAL PROGRAM
The Best Social Program award is given to a unique or creative program with good attendance that attracted a diverse audience (KCAB is not eligible). 
Best Social Program Award – Block n Bridle’s Battle on the Mountain 2017 


BEST CULTURAL OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
The Best Cultural/Educational Program Award is given to a unique or creative program with good attendance where the content of the program was beneficial to the audience and/or increased awareness of a topic/issue. 
Best Educational/Cultural Program – Residence Life, Athletics, & Peer Educators Apple team- “Blackout” 

BEST CO-SPONSORED PROGRAM
The Best Co-Sponsored Program Award is awarded to two or more organizations/groups working in cooperation on a unique or creative project/program that benefits the campus community and had good attendance. Members from both groups should have participated in the implementation of the project.
Best Co-Sponsored Program Award - Men’s Ministry and Winshape Freed CIT “Incarceration and Faith Panel”


MOST IMPROVED ORGANIZATION AWARD
The Most Improved Organization Award is awarded to a recognized student organization for an increase in active membership from the previous year, successful retention of members throughout the year, and increased presence or enhanced image on campus from the previous year.  
Most Improved Organization – Orgullo 
 
CAROL WILLIS OUTSTANDING ADVISOR AWARD
The Carol Willis Outstanding Advisor Award is presented to a recognized student organization advisor that encourages members to improve their leadership skills and empowers officers to carry out tasks and requirements for being a recognized student organization. This advisor has a clear understanding of the students’ needs and is supportive of and available to officers and members when needed. The recipient must have served as an advisor for a minimum of two years for an organization. (The award cannot be given to the same person two years in a row).
Carol Willis Outstanding Advisor – Dr. Tina Bucher with LISTEN


OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION TEAM AWARD  
The Outstanding Organization Team Award is presented to a group of officers who have worked well together and led their organization to a more productive year. This award is not about a president or treasurer but rather the collective efforts of all officers.
Outstanding Organization Leadership Team – Vikettes


OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION OFFICER AWARD
The Outstanding Organization Officer Award is presented to a recognized student organization officer that has held a position for at least one year. The officer should demonstrate commitment to the success of the organization, be available to members when needed, impact the quality of the organization, and display responsible and enthusiastic behavior. (The award cannot be given to the same person two years in a row).
Outstanding Organization Officer – Mary Fronk, president of BC-SNA


OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION
The Outstanding Organization Award is awarded to a group that works well together as a team and displays enthusiasm for the programs that they sponsor. This group participates in programs designed to enhance club effectiveness as sponsored by Student Activities, maintains good standing with SGA, and takes an active role in student/campus life. 
Outstanding Organization - LISTEN