The 8th Annual Student Leadership Awards were held on April 10 to recognize exemplary student leadership at Nova Southeastern University. For each award category, a selection committee narrowed down a large number of nominees to four finalists. At the Awards Ceremony, presenters recognized these finalists and announced the recipient of each award. Additionally, the awards celebrated all of the leaders who have been involved as Emerging Leaders Experience (Greek, Part I, and Part II) participants, Service Trip Student Site Leaders, Omicron Kappa Delta Leadership Honor Society members, and Student Leader and Registered Student Organization of the Month recipients this year. For the first year ever, Fraternity and Sorority Life recognition was incorporated into the awards as well.
8th Annual Student Leadership Awards Recipients (2013-2014 Academic Year)
Event of the Year
Unity Week: Tearing Down of the Wall of Hate, Caribbean Student Association
Service Project of the Year
Out of the Darkness Walk, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Student Employee of the Year
Josh Grant, Goodwin Hall Office of Residential Life and Housing
Unsung Hero of the Year
Neophyte/New Member of the Year
Jacob Scheler, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
Outstanding Sorority Woman of the Year
Lorena Cabrera, Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Outstanding Fraternity Man of the Year
Jay Howard, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Student Organization President of the Year
Jana Mrkaja, President of Residential Student Association
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Aaron Hackman, Advisor of Alpha Phi Omega
Most Improved Student Organization of the Year
Maasti Dance Team
Student Organization of the Year
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Freshman Student Leader of the Year
Sophomore Student Leader of the Year
Junior Student Leader of the Year
Ana Maria Barragan
Senior Student Leader of the Year