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The Second Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 5th, 2017
Latour Room In Nazareth Hall

To nominate yourself, a student, a student organization, or the advisor of a student organization, email with the name of the award in the Subject Line and a nomination letter attached.

When nominating, also be sure to include the name and email of yourself (the nominator) as well as the name and email of the nominee. 

Who can submit nominations? Any current Marywood student or faculty/staff member.

Nominations due by Thursday, March 8th.

Questions? Contact Michael at


Sister Mary Persico Emerging Leader Award
This award will be presented to an undergraduate student who has completed less than 60 credits, and in their time at Marywood has already established themselves as a leader. This may have been achieved through involvement in student organizations, volunteer work, achievement in academics, or any other number of ways which can prove their potential and intent to continue to grow into an even stronger leader.

Outstanding Senior Leader
This award will be presented to an undergraduate student who has completed 90 or more credits, and throughout their years at Marywood have proven themselves to be a capable and committed leader through their involvement, achievement, academics, service, and beyond.

Student Organization of the Year
This award will be presented to a recognized student organization who has made a positive impact on Marywood through their leadership, programming, service, or other activities. Nominations must include specific instances of how this club has benefitted the University, its students, and the community.

Advisor of the Year
This recognition will be presented to the faculty/staff advisor of a recognized student club or organization who goes above and beyond for the group of students they advise, has motivated the club to make positive contributions to the Marywood community, and supports and encourages them in whatever way they can.

Most Improved Student Organization
This award will be presented to the recognized student club or organization which, throughout the year, was able to make significant improvements to their club. This could have been achieved by increasing the number of members, planning successful events, raising funds, or improving visibility on campus and in the community. This club must have existed on campus in the 2016-2017 school year.

Pacer Pride Award
The Pacer Pride Award will be presented to an undergraduate student who demonstrates a strong love for Marywood in their everyday life, creates positive experiences for fellow students, participates in organizations, University events, or community outreach, and promotes the mission and values of the University.

Outstanding Graduate Student
This award will recognize a graduate student who has made positive contributions to the University through leadership roles and involvement, mentoring, publishing work or presenting at conferences, community service, employment, or participation in professional associations.

Sister John Award for Acceptance & Inclusion
This award will be presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and acceptance in their everyday life and interactions. The student will know what it means to be an ally to any marginalized community and use their voice to speak up for others. Overall, the student should exemplify Marywood’s core value of Respect: Honoring the uniqueness and dignity of each human person.

Community Service Award
The Community Service Award will be presented to an undergraduate student, graduate student, or student organization which best honors and supports Marywood’s core value of Service: a commitment to promoting social responsibility which fosters community engagement to meet real needs. Nominations must include specific examples of how the student/organization has benefited the community.

Award for Exceptional Leadership in Athletics
This award will recognize an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, possesses a strong sense of teamwork, and has displayed a profound dedication to the Marywood Athletics program. This student must be a well-rounded individual, balancing athletic involvement, academic achievement, and a strong moral character. The student must be a Varsity Athlete.

Program of the Year
This recognition will be presented to the student organization, team, or University office which organized the most successful or impactful program during the 2017-2018 academic year. Programs which were philanthropic, awareness-raising, social, educational, diversity-based, or entertaining will all be considered. Nominations must clearly explain why the program was a success, what its purpose was, and its value to Marywood or the community.

Fishbowl Award
This award will recognize a Resident Assistant, undergraduate or graduate, who has role-modeled leadership, respect, teamwork, community building, and commitment to service to students.  This student must also have demonstrated an ability to balance Resident Assistant roles and responsibilities with academic achievement and a strong moral character.