The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership recently hosted its 14th annual Student Excellence Screen Shot 2018 04 10 at 5.20.49 PMAwards via a virtual announcement. The awards program was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of students, staff and organizations within the UAB community. It was co-hosted by Tyler Huang, the 2020-21 USGA president, and Miss UAB 2020 Tiffany Millan. Winners were selected by a panel of judges organized from various University departments.

Award categories and recipients were as follows:

· Student Organization Advisor of the Year | Meena Nabavi, Public Health Student Association

· Undergraduate Outstanding Academic Achievement | Tanvee Sinha

· Graduate Outstanding Academic Achievement | Terence Penn

· Inclusive Campus Commitment | Maysa Mohmoud

· Community Impact Award | Swapna Kakani and Sherilyn Garner

· Supervisor of the Year | Kyle Bivens, Student Housing and Residence Life

· Student Employee of the Year | Laura Jane Stallo and Haifa Al Harrasi

· Rising Star | Karthik Reddy

· Outstanding Student Leader | Levi Parker

· Program of the Year | Connect Fest, hosted by the Blazer Spirit Council & UAB Pathfinders

· Commitment to Community Engagement | UAB Ambassadors

· Outstanding Community Service Project | Girls in Science Engineering Day, hosted by the Society for Women Engineers

· Outstanding New Organization | Transfer Student Organization

· Outstanding Student Organization | Active Minds Chapter at UAB

In addition, the following special awards were also distributed:

· Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship | Xavier Turner, Charelle Lett and Biankka Chukwuma

· Dr. Aaron Lamar Endowed Memorial Scholarship | Destyni Cravens and Xavier Turner

· Emerging Leaders Endowed Scholarship | Skylar Summers, Triston Parsons and Madelyn Gilbertson

· Ever Faithful 50 | Abby Thompson, Alexandra Milton, Alfredo Torres Rodriguez, Allen Yazdi, Andrea Gates, April Guyton, Arjun Kumar, Ashwin Narayanan, Ayla McCay, Barbara Awad, Bella Tylicki, Charity Cheese, Dalton Turner, Darrell Forte, Deepa Gadde, Dreson Russell, Fabiola Romero Rodriguez, Gopiann Shah, Haley Greene, Hana Habchi, Hanh Huynh, Hayden Hayes, Jackson Bailey, Jake Cantrell, James Boyett, Janice Leahgrace Simons, Jazmine Benjamin, John Reese, Joshua Rodgers, Kailand-Ascia Brown, Katie Kyle, Kenneth Paik, Laura Leffel, Lauren Brashear, Lavanya Bharani, Lincoln MacLean, Lindsey Kilgore, Morgan Rozek, Orielle Caudle, Reagan Burcham, Williams Clayton, Sahila Sarjana, Sara Abolghasemi, Sara Chirambo, Sara Franks, Sharan Kaur, Shauna Gilchrist, Syed Raza, Veronicah Kiende, Vishwadha Gunda, Wynter Burlock

Click here to watch the 14th annual Student Excellence Awards virtual announcement.

For more information about Student Involvement and Leadership, visit their website or contact Lauren Hobbs at, (205) 934-8020.