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Student Life Impact Awards

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Help us honor Drexel Dragons who have made positive contributions to our Drexel Community by nominating them for the 2017 Impact Awards, presented by Student Life. Celebrated each spring, Impact Awards will be presented to deserving candidates who meet the corresponding award criteria.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 3. All Drexel students, faculty, and professional staff are invited to submit candidates to be considered. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Submit Your Nominations

Additionally, we are looking for staff and faculty to sit on the Award Review Committee. If you are interested in reviewing nominations and selecting recipients, complete the Committee registration form by February 27. If you have any questions, please contact us at slad@drexel.edu.

Awards

BOLD Student Organization of the Year Award:

This award is presented to a recognized student organization that has shown outstanding commitment to organization goals, made an impact in the Drexel community, and has excelled in program planning, financial management, and leadership development of its members.

Chuck Vincent Servant Leader Award:

This award is dedicated in honor of Chuck Vincent, COE Class of 1957, founding member of the Drexel Veterans Alumni Network, and supportive alumnus of the Office of Veteran Student Services and Drexel Veterans Association. It is given to a Drexel undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates exceptional leadership, participation, advocacy, and commitment to cultivating a military-friendly campus community. The recognition may be awarded to a student-veteran, military family member or dependent, or nonmilitary-affiliated supporter.

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service for Graduating Seniors:

Presented to a graduating senior for outstanding leadership and service to Drexel’s campus life and the surrounding community, while maintaining academic excellence exhibited by a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. This recognition includes a monetary scholarship award of up to $1,000.

Dr. Jacquelyn West-Ford Award for Civility, Humanitarianism and Social Justice:

This award is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jacquelyn West-Ford (1960 – 2007), Senior Associate Dean of Students. It is presented to a Drexel undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional leadership in cultivating civility and humanitarian efforts on campus and in the community through dedicated membership and contributions to religious and spiritual life and/or social justice organization.

Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) Scholarship:

The DUBAC Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for a Drexel undergraduate student leader demonstrating involvement in campus activities and excellence in academic performance. To be considered for this award, applicants must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA. This recognition includes a monetary scholarship of $500.

Ian L. Alexander Outstanding Commuter Student Award:

This award is presented to any Drexel undergraduate or graduate student living off-campus who has made significant contributions to the quality of life for Drexel commuter or transfer students during the academic year. This student is dedicated to learning in and out of the classroom, and demonstrates creativity and determination in their work or cocurricular activities towards the goal of enhancing the commuter and/or transfer student community. In addition to campus/community engagement, this student displays a strong commitment to academic achievement and is a proud member of the commuter and/or transfer student community at Drexel.

MarcDavid Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship:

The MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for an undergraduate Drexel student demonstrating leadership and advocacy in the LGBTQ community at Drexel or the LGBTQ community at large. Award preference shall be given to students with financial need, but candidates' demonstrated leadership and advocacy in the LGBTQ community will be the primary consideration.This award comes with a monetary scholarship of up to $3,000.

New Student Organization of the Year Award:

This award is presented to a recognized student organization that has been active for less than one year (initial recognition by November 2016) and whose achievements illustrate a dedication to the campus community and toward making a difference in the lives of Drexel students.

Outstanding Contribution to International Understanding Award:

This award is presented to an international student who has contributed to international student advocacy and international awareness on campus.

Outstanding Student Organization Program of the Year Award:

This award is presented to a student organization that has planned a creative and well-publicized event that made an impact on the Drexel community.

Rising Leader of the Year Award:

This award is presented to an undergraduate student considered an emerging leader who has attended Drexel University for less than two years and has exemplified dedicated involvement and commitment to enhancing campus life. The recipient must be in good academic standing demonstrated by a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Student Leader of the Year Award:

This award is presented to an undergraduate student who has exhibited outstanding leadership and vision and has exemplified dedicated involvement and commitment to making a difference in the lives of Drexel students. The recipient must be in good academic standing demonstrated by a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award:

This award is presented to a recognized student organization advisor who has served as an outstanding mentor, impacting the growth and development of student leaders and organization members.

Submit Your Nominations

2017 Impact Award Recipients

Vice President/Dean of Student Life Special Recognition Award: Brittany Tucciarone

Vice President/Dean of Student Life Special Recognition Award: Kody Schneider

Dr. Jacquelyn West-Ford Award for Civility, Humanitarianism and Social Justice: Amelia Fisher

Outstanding Contributions to International Understanding Award: Lenora Dieyi

Ian L. Alexander Outstanding Commuter Student Award: Rachel Lee

Student Leader of the Year: Daniel Ziegler

Rising Leader of the Year: Benjamin Red

Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Dr. Daniel King

BOLD Student Organization of the Year: Drexel Society of Women Engineers

Outstanding Student Program Award: Drexel Black Graduate Student Union, The Remix: A New Spin on Community Issues

New Student Organization of the Year: Pi Lambda Phi

New Student Organization of the Year: Drexel National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Distinguished Undergraduate Tutor of the Year: Nicholas Mahoney

Distinguished Graduate Tutor of the Year: Nathan Doremus

MarcDavid Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship: Robert Reid

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service for Graduating Senior: Alexander McBride

Drexel University Black Alumni Council Scholarship: Lenora Dieyi

Club Sports Coach of the Year: Kyle Zoldy, Ice Hockey

Club Sports Female Athlete of the Year: Alex De Los Reyes, Women’s Soccer

Club Sports Male Athlete of the Year: Max Kiplinger, Men’s Rugby

USGA Diana L. Hackney Award: Alex Daniels-Iannucci

USGA Honorary Dragon Award: Sarah Olsen

Past Award Recipients