UNK student leaders honored at “Applauding Excellence” event

By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The “Applauding Excellence” event at the University of Nebraska at Kearney recently recognized students who have been strong contributors to the campus community.ae_logo

“Applauding Excellence” is a program that recognizes the work of student organizations and student leaders. The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Division of Student Affairs.

Students are nominated for the awards by students, staff or faculty members. Award recipients received a plaque.

Established in 2012, the Applauding Excellence ceremony continues to recognize the meritorious efforts of the university’s talented student leaders and student organizations.

Recipients in each of the award categories are listed below:

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

Amber Messersmith, Mortar Board

Leadership Legacy Award

Brooke Poppe (Grant)

Emerging Leader Award

Nicholas White (Lincoln), Sigma Phi Epsilon

Outstanding Organization Leader Award

Michael Christen (Anselmo), Mortar Board

Unsung Hero Award

Blake Brouillette (Hastings), Sigma Phi Epsilon

New Student Organization of the Year Award

Alpha Xi Delta

Community Service Program of the Year Award

Muscular Dystrophy Association Stride and Ride

Diversity Program of the Year Award

Social Justice League

Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year Award

Mortar Board

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year Award

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Source: Heather Wolf, 308-865-8523, wolfhn@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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