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Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

A Gallery of Greatness: The Art of Leadership

On the evening of Monday, April 22, 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 was a colorful celebration of a year of amazing programming, leadership and commitment to and for the WIU community.  Mark your calendars now for next year - Monday, April 21, 2014!

2012-2013 Award Winners

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor:

  • Emily Isaacs, Graduate Advisor for Student Alumni Leadership Council
  • Roberta DiCarmine, Administrator/Faculty Advisor for Film Club

Most Improved Student Organization: Equestrian club

Outstanding Small Organization: Council for Exceptional Children

Outstanding Large Organization: Inter-Hall Council

Outstanding Executive Board Member: Devan Spears from Student Alumni Leadership Council

The Lydia Quinones Outstanding First Year Involvement: Angela Elzer

Outstanding Philanthropy by a Group or Organization: Alpha Gamma Rho

Outstanding Volunteer Service by a Group or Organization:

  • Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Gamma Rho

Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service: Kelsey Kowalski

Outstanding Multicultural Program: International Friendship Club for the 40th Annual International Bazaar

Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award (also known as the James M. Grigsby Award): Ethan Knight, Kathryn Brostowitz, Allison Muur, Jordan Dunteman, & Erin Moran

W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Rayvon Shelton & Tenisia Adams

William E. Brattain Award: Jeremy Wolf