Fourteen Auburn University student groups and individuals were honored at the 2018 Student Involvement Awards on April 17 in the Student Center Ballroom.
The evening was catered by Tiger Catering, and Eagle Eye TV partnered with the Involvement Ambassadors to create videos for each nominee and conduct “red carpet interviews” on the red carpet.
More than 150 nominees were narrowed down to 76 finalists, and a panel of judges determined the winners. This year, the organization split two of the awards, Excellence in Marketing and Design and Most Exceptional Campus Student Organization, to honor two winners in each of those categories: One from groups supported by student activity fees and one from other registered student organizations.
“One of my largest goals was to split a few of the awards we already had into those two different categories,” said Paxton Peacock, vice president of programs for Involvement Ambassadors. “This created a more even playing field based on playing field based on financial support and advertisement capabilities. In addition to seeing this come to fruition, the greatest highlight of the evening for me was to see some of the most well-rounded leaders on campus come together and share the thing we love most: involvement at Auburn University.”
Jordan Carr, president of the Financial Management Association, and Sydney Nicholas, president of Emerge, were honored as male and female student leaders of the year.
“Auburn does a great job of giving students opportunities to be involved, and it had a major impact on my college experience,” Carr said. “As far as real-worlds skills, I definitely learned more from involvement and extracurriculars than from any class.”
Here are the winners of the 2018 Student Involvement Awards:
Excellence in Practical Application
Block and Bridle
Outstanding Cultural Impact
International Student Organization
Overcoming Adversity Award
Global Medical Brigades – Auburn University
Outstanding Incorporation of Diversity & Inclusion
Alternative Student Breaks
The Fred & Charlene Kam “Human Touch” Service Award
Most Entertaining Campus Event
University Program Council’s War Damn Coffee Jam
Excellence in Marketing and Design (RSO)
Financial Management Association
Excellence in Marketing and Design (SAP)
Student Government Association
Male Student Leader of the Year
Jordan Carr (Financial Management Association)
Female Student Leader of the Year
Sydney Nicholas (Emerge)
The Corey Edwards Organization Advisor of the Year Award
Tracy Richard (Financial Management Association)
Outstanding New Organization
Emerge at Auburn
Most Exceptional Campus Student Organization
Most Exceptional Student Activity Portfolio
Auburn University Dance Marathon