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Leadership Appreciation Reception

Ana Hubbard and Alice DeSimone Award nominations are open. Nominations close October 15th 2019. Apply for Ana Hubbard and Alice DeSimone Award nominations.

Nominator Recommendation Form currently open for the following awards:

The Leadership Appreciation Reception honors and recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have enriched the University of Rochester's community through their varied programs, publications, activities, and community service.

Six awards are given during the reception:

  1. Alice DeSimone Award
  2. Ana Hubbard Award
  3. Outstanding New Student Organization
  4. Outstanding Business Managers
  5. Outstanding Presidents
  6. Student Organization Photo Winner

This year's Leadership Appreciation Reception will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2019 in the Douglass Ballroom. This event is invitation-only and for organizations that are College Student Organizations. Attire is business casual.

Reception Schedule:

  • 3:15 p.m. - Mix and Mingle
  • 3:35 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks
  • 4:00 p.m. - Awards
  • 4:45 p.m. - Dessert

Leadership Awards

Alice DeSimone Award

Nominees need not be in high-profile or formal positions of leadership to be considered. Instead, this award recognizes dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, and positive role modeling as leadership traits that help promote and maintain a strong quality of life for all. This award can and will be given to more than one student in their junior, senior, or fifth year (e5 or Take 5).

2018-2019 Winners
  • Criswell Lavery
  • Emma Kayton
  • Elizabeth Priore
  • Leo Liu
  • Madison Frye
  • Mattie Eckerstrom
  • Robert Cecil
2017-18 Winners
  • Anaclare Sullivan
  • Christian Keenan
  • David Maister
  • Jacqueline Heinselmann
  • Jaqueline Powell
  • Jennifer Foster
  • Toby Kosklet
2016-17 Winners
  • Vivian Li
  • Sarah Bjornland
  • Kylie Sargeant
  • Tanveer Karim
  • Isabel Miller
  • Margaret Curtis
  • Kathryn Labine

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Ana Hubbard Award

The Ana Hubbard Award was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Ana Hubbard, class of 1999. Wilson Commons Student Activities presents the Ana Hubbard Award in recognition of a student whose participation in a student organization has improved their life, provided valuable skills, and contributed to the vitality of their student organization and campus community. This award can and will be given to a student in their junior, senior, or fifth year (e5 or Take 5).

2018-2019 Winner

Rita Pecoraro

2017-18 Winner

Yiran Shan

2016-17 Winner

Aurek Ransom

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Outstanding New Student Organization Award

The Outstanding New College Student Organization Award is awarded to an undergraduate, University-recognized student organization that has been around between one and four years. This student organization demonstrates moving beyond the expectations of a startup organization. Organizations will also exhibit a lasting impact on the campus environment for all students. Self-nominations accepted. College Student Organizations must have recieved the designation of "Meets" or "Exceeds Expectations" on the organizations most recent Student Organization Annual Review (SOAR) from the Students' Association Government and Wilson Commons Student Activities. 

2018-2019 Winner

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

2017-18 Winner

UR Photography

2016-17 Winner

SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group)

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Outstanding Business Manager

This award is for a College Student Organization business manager who performed the responsibilities of their leadership role in an exceptional way which fostered the success of their organization. Modeled the Meliora Values in their behaviors and actions. Review the Meliora Values

Student need not apply. This is based off of nominations only. Qualified candidates must have held the business manager position of a College Student Organization during the previous Spring semester or the current Fall semester. They must be currently enrolled undergraduates students and an active member of the organization. 

2018-2019 Winner

Zander Freidelberg

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Outstanding President

This award is for a College Student Organization President who performed the responsibilities of their leadership role in an exceptional way which fostered the success of their organization. Modeled the Meliora Values in their behaviors and actions. Review the Meliora Values

Student need not apply. This is based off of nominations only. Qualified candidates must have held the President position of a College Student Organization during the previous Spring semester or the current Fall semester. They must be currently enrolled undergraduates students and an active member of the organization. 

2018-2019 Winner

Rebecca Handsman

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Student Organization Photo Winner

Categories
  • Best Group Portrait: The selected photo best captures an organization's members in a thoughtful reflective moment.
  • Best CCC Page: This prize is given to the organization that best uses the options on CCC to visually showcase their organization.
  • Best Creative Group: The selected photo captures the vision and spirit of an organization in an inspired way.
2018-2019 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: Outing Club
  • Best CCC page: College Diabetes Network
  • Best Creative Group Image: Indulgence
2017-18 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)
  • Best CCC Page: UR Cinema Group
  • Best Creative Group: Pan-African Student Association (PASA)
2016-17 Winners
  • Best Group Portrait: Chinese Students' Association (CSA)
  • Best CCC Page: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Best Creative Group: Korean Percussion Group (HON)

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