Office of Student Activities
Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony
2016 Leadership Awards Ceremony
The 2016 Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Monday, April 18 at 6pm in the University Union Grand Ballroom. There were 95 nominations for 15 different awards this year. Below is a list of winners of each award.
William E. Brattain Award: Vanessa Redpath
W. Garry Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Governance: Esmeralda Moreno, Aaron Terrile, Rachel Wirt
Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award: Angela Elzer, Kaylee McAllister, Gina Meier, Alex Rogers, Bridget Williams
Ralph H. Wagoner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service on Behalf of WIU: Kelly Shoppa
Ronald D. Gierhan Award for Outstanding Quiet Influence by an Individual: Rebecca Haughey
Cari Sheppard Emerging Student Leader Award: Jeffrey Waisganis
Outstanding Executive Board Member in an Organization: William Gradle
Outstanding Student Organization Advisors: Tim Helwig, Dr. Mary Jensen, Brittany Royce, Justin Schuch
Outstanding Student Organizations: Panhellenic Council, Resident Assistant Council, Students T.A.L.K.
Most Improved Student Organization: Women in Science
Outstanding Multicultural Program: Dia De Los Muertos (Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.)
Outstanding Volunteer Service by an Organization: Council for Exceptional Children
Outstanding Philanthropy by an Organization: Dance Marathon
Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program: Hazing Prevention Week (Greek Life Programs & WIU Athletics)
Outstanding Student Program: Student Advocacy Day (Student Government Association)
The 2017 Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held in April 2017. See this page for more information in late 2016.