• Student Excellence Awards

    The Student Excellence Awards honors UAB students and student organizations for their outstanding leadership and service contributions to the campus and community. At the annual ceremony, individual and group awards are presented.

    2019 Student Excellence Awards

    The 2019 Student Excellence Awards will be held in April 2019 in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms. Nominations will be accepted by UAB faculty, staff, and students through the Student Excellence Award Nomination Form. This form will open in February of 2019.

    Contact Information

    Student Involvement and Leadership
    Hill Student Center, Suite 230
    (205) 934-8020
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  • Award Categories

    • Excellence in Service

      Recognizes a student who has a heart and passion for helping others, whether local, national, or international, and has demonstrated this through volunteering and service. This recipient has also demonstrated the desire to educate and support a particular cause in which he/she has significant interest and has made it an integral part of his/her college experience through his/her efforts to build partnerships between students and UAB, or UAB and the Birmingham community.

      Inclusive Campus Commitment

      Recognizes a student who embodies UAB Inclusive Campus Commitment by ensuring every member of the UAB community is treated with dignity and worth without any bias. This person will have made an active effort “to build an inclusive UAB.”

      UAB Inclusive Campus Commitment Statement:

      "I will strive to build an inclusive community at UAB. I believe that every student, faculty member, and staff member has the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and self-worth. I will work to ensure that my behavior and my actions do not harass or make fun of anyone due to their race, gender, culture, faith, class, sexual orientation, disability, or any other difference. Although I know I am not perfect, and I will make mistakes, I believe that it is my responsibility to act in a manner free of bias, exclusion, and discrimination. I believe I have the power to build an inclusive UAB."

      Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

      Recognizes a student who has maintained an excellent grade point average while balancing co-curricular activities. This student excels in his/her academic courses as well as successfully serves as a student leader on campus. *Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or above.

      Student Organization Advisor of the Year

      Recognizes a full-time UAB faculty or staff advisor who has dedicated time and energy by making extraordinary contributions to the student organization which he/she advises.

      Student Employee of the Year

      Recognizes student who contribute invaluable service to UAB through a part-time employment role. This student employee is reliable and has initiative, leadership skills, and has left a lasting impact their office/department. *Nominees must be UAB work-study or UAB hourly student workers. Graduate assistants are not eligible. Nominees should have worked in role for at least three months.

      Rising Star

      Recognizes a student who is serving in a leadership/officer role for his/her 1st term or a general member of a student organization who has made a great impact on the organization. This student has also worked to enhance personal leadership skills within an organization on campus or in the community, has established co-curricular involvement at UAB, and exhibits the potential and desire for continued leadership within the university community.

      Outstanding Student Leader

      Recognizes a student who has gone "above and beyond" striving to make lasting improvements to his/her organization and significant contributions to campus life at UAB. This student will have demonstrated strong leadership skills, made an impact on the UAB community, and have been involved in a variety of organizations and activities both on and off campus. This student has demonstrated outstanding leadership, devotion, creativity, participation, and energy in his/her activities within a student organization. *Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above.

    • Program of the Year

      Recognizes a group of students or a student organization that has developed and implemented an outstanding, innovative program which significantly contributed to the quality of life at UAB.

      Outstanding Community Service Project

      Recognizes a student organization or group of students that has made significant contributions to UAB and/or the Birmingham community by coordinating an outstanding community service project which includes the involvement of UAB students.

      Outstanding New Organization

      Recognizes an organization new to the campus since April 1, 2018. The organization demonstrates a progression of growth, improvement and achievement throughout the year as indicated by their programming and membership.

      Outstanding Student Organization

      Recognizes a group of students or a student organization for its success and support of student development, leadership, and campus/community involvement. This organization has been a shining example to other organizations throughout the year, based on all aspects of organization responsibility, including, but not limited to, quality of programming, active participation of membership, successful recruiting and organization management.

    • 2018 Student Excellence Awards Winners

      Excellence in Service Kerri Tang
      Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Tina Tian
      Inclusive Campus Commitment Molly Clay
      Student Organization Advisor of the Year Dr. Samiksha Raut
      Student Employee of the Year Deja Stephens
      Rising Star Shreya Malhotra
      Outstanding Student Leader Renuka Srivastava
      Outstanding Community Service Project Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
      Program of the Year Student National Medical Association
      Outstanding New Organization The Disability Advocates Organization
      Outstanding Student Organization Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society
    • 2018 Scholarship Recepients

      Virginia D. Gauld National Alumni
      Society Endowed Scholarship
      Amanda Darby
      Dr. Aaron Lamar, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Erica Webb
      UAB Emerging Leaders Endowed Scholarship Kerri Tang
      UAB Emerging Leaders Endowed Scholarship Mary Ann Jimenez
      Camille Armstrong Memorial Endowed Scholarship Mercedes Vinson
      Camille Armstrong Memorial Endowed Scholarship Alysha Carter
      Camille Armstrong Memorial Endowed Scholarship Sidni Smith
    • 2018 Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards:

      Panhellenic Scholarship Ghada Aboudhaidar
      IFC Scholarship Kane Agan
      IFC Scholarship Joshua Sewell
      Greek Man of the Year James Bray
      Greek Woman of the Year Simmi Kaur
      IFC Chapter of Excellence Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Tau Omega
      NPHC Chapter of Excellence Xi Mu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
      Panhellenic Chapter of Excellence Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta
      MGC Chapter of Excellence Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc

    • Panhellenic Scholarship
    • Shreya Malhotra
    • 2018 Emcees
    • Emerging Leaders 2
    • Aaron Lamar
    • Outstanding Community Service Project
    • Program Of The Year
    • Greek Chapter Award
    • IFC Scholarship
    • New Organization Of The Year
    • Emerging Leaders
    • Tina Tian
    • Renuka Srivastava
    • Mary Ann Jimenez
    • Molly Clay
    • Erica Webb
    • Kerri Tang 2
    • Deja Stephens