SOAR AWARD Description & Nominations
In 2012, members of SGA's Organization Council became frustrated when they noticed many outstanding student achievements at Elon going unnoticed. They created the SOAR award to help these high achieving phoenixes get recognized for their contributions to the campus and the community. Their belief was that recognizing and bringing awareness to a student or organization has the power to inspire counltess others.
The first Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Award of the Fall semester is due THIS Thursday, October 3rd.
The nomination pages can made by following the links below.
Fall 2013 Calendar for nomination deadlines notification:
OCTOBER 3rd September SOAR nominations due 11:59 PM
NOVEMBER 7th October SOAR nominations due 11:59 PM
DECEMBER 5th November SOAR nominations due 11:59 PM
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STUDENT LEADER: KRISTEN GRATER
Kristen is the President of the Neuroscience Club here at Elon University. Through her hard work and dedication, she has put together events on and off campus to connect Elon to not only the surrounding community of Burlington, but also to other schools and professional outlets, including Johns Hopkins Medical University. Along with her other club members, Kristen put together an all day event and lecture with Dr. Adam Kaplin of Johns Hopkins to raise funds and awareness about Neuroscience research on Multiple Sclerosis. She is also planning an event for next month for students to travel to the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington to teach the elementary school children about their bodies through basic anatomy and physiology.
ORGANIZATION: SIGMA PHI EPSILON
The on campus Sigma Phi Epsilon house was given the recognition of becoming a Residential Learning Community, and with this distinction, they endeavor to further their education by utilizing the resources and organizations that our campus has to offer. Their Vice President of RLC, who also acts as the house captain, is in charge of a board of members who continue to reach out to other organizations to plan events that are offered to all brothers. In the past few semesters, the SigEp house has welcomed the Ballroom Dancing Club, the Karate Club, and Elon Eat Right, along with inviting a multitude of guest speakers from Professor Pugh offering a philosophical discussion to a student who recently returned from a Peace Corp trip.
Sigma Phi Epsilon is recognized this month for their academic interest and efforts in collaboration, diversity, and leadership.
- written by nominator, minor edits from website admin
Elonthon consistently has a huge impact on Elon's campus. It is Elon's largest student run event, this year including nearly 1500 students as participants and attendants of the event. It is one of the largest providers of substance free entertainment and service on this campus, benefitting a large portion of Elon students. More than 30 student organizations formed teams to participate in the event, allowing service and bonding within other campus organization. Elonthon truly is an integration of so many campus organizations for one cause, all bringing their members, skills, and passions to help for one event. This year's participation increased by over 30%. The event fundraising for Duke Children's Hospital also more than doubled, with the event raising 212,000 dollars for the hospital.
-written by nominator, minor edits from website admin
ADVISOR: DEAN JANA LYNN PATTERSON
STUDENT LEADER: LAUREN BRADY
"Lauren needs to be recognized for not only one action or role, but for everything she does for this campus, her friends, and her family every day. Lauren is one of the hardest working students I know here at Elon, working three different jobs every day of the week, holding multiple leadership positions, constantly giving her time to serving others, all while maintaining her grades. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, Co-Coordinator of Linking Generations, and Communications Coordinator/Incoming Director of SafeRides. With each organization, she puts in hours of service and hard work just because she loves what she does. In addition to all of this, she is part of the group that is starting the first ever Relay for Life on Elon's Campus. She puts her life into everything Elon, and deserves the recognition of the SOAR Award."
-WRITTEN BY NOMINATOR