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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Leadership Awards

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/activities/leadershipawards/

Leadership Awards

Student Activities invites all students to review and apply for the various awards for 2017-18.

We will be accepting nomiinations between Monday, January 22 and Friday, February 9.

NOMINATE NOW

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 15, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CSU 253/4/5

Example Nomination Letters

The nomination letter or letter of support is the primary document used to assess each nominee. A strong letter of support that speaks to the points in the ruberic for the specific award category will increase the chance of your nominee recieving the award. Here are some strong examples:

Big Ideas- Letter of Support

Commitment to Cultural Responsiveness- Letter of Support

Maverick Spirit- Letterof Support

 

Award Categories

Application - click here.
Applications will be due on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 

Big Ideas Real World Thinking Award

Presented to a student in their senior year or an experienced staff member who actively celebrates the mission of Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU, Mankato) to promote learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research to the state, the region and the global community. Please provide examples of how this person pairs bold aspirations with practical applications in accordance with the ideals of the University’s mission. The letter of recommendation should depict how this person has made an impact at MSU, Mankato and how they have or could someday change the world.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (264 KiB)

Commitment to Cultural Responsiveness Award

Given to a student who encourages a culture of understanding, belonging, and civility at MSU, Mankato. In the recommendation letter, please give specific examples to show how the student creates innovative opportunities that foster the development of leaders who are committed to civic engagement and social justice on a local or global scale.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (264 KiB)

Davy Family Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

Given to a student making satisfactory progress toward graduation who provides volunteer service to the greater Mankato community. The recipient is presented with a $1,000 scholarship provided by the Davy Family. The scholarship is divided equally between the fall and spring semester of the following academic year.


Marie Bruce Fraternity Man & Sorority Woman of the Year

These awards are presented to the two Greek Community members, one from each council, who exemplify the true nature of fraternity and sorority life. These recipients perform well academically and have been actively involved in the university community and in his or her chapter or governing council.

  • There is no ruberic for this award, as it is reviewed through a separate process overseen by Greek Life. Please direct questions to John Bulcock- john.bulcock@mnsu.edu.

Maverick Spirit Award

Awarded to a student who is willing to step-up and take risks for the betterment of the MSU, Mankato community. Please give specific examples showing how the nominee strives to make positive changes to the campus.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (260 KiB)

Outstanding Campus Volunteer

Presented to a student who is involved in community service at MSU, Mankato. Please give specific examples regarding how the student demonstrates civic responsibility through service and inspires hope in those they serve and others around them. Be specific about how the student exhibits respect, caring, and compassion for members of the MSU, Mankato campus community. Please also be specific about the amount of time the student dedicates to service on campus.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (264 KiB)

Outstanding Collegian Award

Presented to a student who is a leader of a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and who represents the core values of MSU, Mankato, by exemplifying excellence in their organization and works toward the benefit of others. Please use the core values of the University, listed below, to give specific examples of how the nominee is an outstanding collegian.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (265 KiB)

Outstanding RSO Advisor Award

Given to an advisor of an RSO who has gone above and beyond in working with members of their organization. Please give specific examples of how the advisor promotes their organization, has made a difference in the organization and how the advisor acts as a mentor to the organization’s active members.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (265 KiB)

Outstanding Student Organization Award

Awarded to an RSO that is an active member of the MSU, Mankato campus. Please give specific examples of how the RSO is active on campus and represents the core values of MSU, Mankato listed below.

  • Integrity and respect in the way we conduct ourselves
  • Diversity in who we are and what we do
  • Access to our programs and services that create opportunities for all to pursue their dreams
  • Responsibility to those we serve by providing an education that inspires solutions to society's challenges
  • Excellence in our academic and non-academic pursuits
  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (266 KiB)

Recognized Student Organization Exemplary Service Award

Presented to a Recognized Student Organization that is involved in community service within the greater Mankato community. Please give specific examples regarding how the student organization demonstrates civic responsibility through service and inspires hope in those they serve and others around them. Be specific about how the student organization exhibits respect, caring, and compassion for members of the MSU, Mankato campus and surrounding community. Please also be specific about the amount of time the student organization dedicates to service.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (266 KiB)

Rising Star Award

Awarded to a student who is new to MSU, Mankato (either a first year student or a transfer student in their first year at MSU, Mankato) who shows active involvement in an organized campus activity. Please give specific examples as to how the student is involved and how they are making a difference on campus.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (261 KiB)

Scott Hagebak Cenntennial Student Union Hall of Fame Award

Awarded to a student in their senior year or an experienced staff member who actively celebrates the mission of the Centennial Student Union (CSU) to welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please address the student or staff member’s level of involvement in the CSU and give specific examples as to how the person has helped to create a vibrant community gather place in the letter of recommendation.

  • Ruberic the review committee will use to assess nomination- [PDF] click here. (265 KiB)

2015-2016 Awards & Recipients

Big Ideas Real World Thinking Award: Makenzie Petzel

Commitment to Cultural Diversity Award: Ali Oku

Davy Family Volunteer of the Year Scholarship: Madison Pratt

Marie Bruce Fraternity Man & Sorority Woman of the Year: Kevin Whalen & Shante Foote

Maverick Spirit Award: Kayla Stone

Outstanding Collegian Award: Mariah Haffield

Outstanding RSO Advisor Award: Queen Booker

Outstanding Student Organization Award: Delta Sigma Pi

Recognized Student Organization Exemplary Service Award: Sport Management Association

Rising Star Award: Rachel Newinski

Scott Hagebak Cenntennial Student Union Hall of Fame Award: Morgan Romero