Student leaders, organizations, faculty and staff were honored for their leadership and dedicated on May 4.
Outstanding student leaders, organizations, faculty and staff advisors were honored on Wednesday, May 4, during the 28th annual Dr. Leo M. Lambert Awards hosted by the Elon Student Government Association.
Student engagement is key at Elon and the ceremony served as an opportunity for the SGA to honor the commitment and hard work of student organizations and university programs responsible for creating spaces for all students to express themselves. The event included opening remarks by President Emeritus Leo M. Lambert, refreshments, and closing remarks by Jon Dooley, vice president for student life.
Recognized Outstanding New Student Organization
This award is designed to recognize the hard work and dedication that it takes to establish a new organization.
- Elon Women’s Club Rugby
Reverend Richard McBride Campus/Greater Community Involvement Award
This award is given to the organization that has contributed the most to the general welfare of the campus and the greater community through service. Their contributions should have impacted the students, faculty, Elon University and the larger community as a whole.
- Delta Upsilon
Highest GPA Award
The SGA seeks to recognize those groups who maintain the highest academic standards and performance. This award is be based on the cumulative GPAs of organization members as provided by the Office of Student Activities.
Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes the student organization that has excelled throughout the calendar year.
- 30+ members: Elon Pre-Health Society
- Less than 30 members: Phoenix Free
University Program of the Year (department-funded or department-managed group)
This award is designed to recognize the university program that has excelled throughout the calendar year.
- Sport Management Society’s Carolina Hurricanes Game
Student Organization Committee of the Year
SGA wants to recognize student organization committees that have excelled and enhanced its organization. These teams should have set and/or continued a vision for their organization and worked their hardest to reach that vision.
- SUB Cinema, Student Union Board
Barbara H. Carlton Outstanding Advisor of the Year
Named for Barbara H. Carlton, former SGA advisor and Director of Student Activities, the award is designed to recognize an advisor’s hard work, time and effort dedicated to their student organization.
- Alexa Lowey ’17, G’23, Relay for Life
Gerald Francis Award for Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
The SGA Academic Council gives the Gerald Francis Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award to one faculty member who exemplifies excellence within teaching and mentoring. The recipient must be a teaching faculty member.
- Young Do Kim, associate professor of sport management
Brian O’Shea Outstanding Service to Students Award
This award is named for Brian Charles O’Shea, a former staff member who served the student body well beyond the duties listed in his job description. This individual is not a teaching faculty member, but is a university staff member or a staff member that works in the auxiliary services area.
- Tim Boles ’20, senior assistant director of admissions for campus visit
Student Organization Member of the Year, Non-officer
Organizations are vital to student involvement on college campuses, but these organizations would not be possible without the hard work and determination of the students who go the extra mile. SGA will recognize an outstanding individual who gives their time and energy for their organization in a role not defined by their leadership position.
- Nicole Carlton ’23, Elon Student Television
Janice J. Ratliff Student Org Member of the Year
An organization’s success would not be possible without the hard work and determination of the students who go the extra mile. This award recognizes an outstanding individual who gives their time and energy to their organization in a role not defined by a leadership position.
- Ons Bouali, ’23 Elon Pre-Health Society
Student Organization Officer of the Year
SGA recognizes that an organization could not grow and move forward without officers to lead the organization through its failure and success. The SGA seeks to recognize an outstanding individual who gives their time and energy for the organization, and who leads with commitment, character and integrity.
- Nicholas Ullian ’24, Sports Management Society
G. Smith Jackson Award for Outstanding Student Mentorship
Mentors are vital to the guidance and influence of students at Elon. The G. Smith Jackson Award goes to an undergraduate student who exemplifies excellence with mentoring and support.
- Shai Beysuperville ’23, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson Org Newcomer of the Year
This award is designed to recognize new student leaders in organizations. SGA seeks to recognize outstanding individuals who give their time and energy to organizations and show potential for positive impact.
- Elyssa Kaufman, ’26, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Dr. J. Earl Danieley Leadership Award
This award is named after one of Elon’s greatest leaders and is designed to recognize exemplary student leaders on campus. These leaders aren’t necessarily officers or presidents but those students who have made a commitment to their organizations. These student leaders dedicate time and have helped the organization grow and develop.
- Chandler McKelvey, ’23, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Tiffany Huang, ’23, APSA
FSC Chapter of the Year
- Kappa Delta
IFC Council Member
- Cole Brown, ’23, Sigma Phi Epsilon
NPHC Council Member
- Zeth Dixon ’24, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
PA Council Member
- Ellis Chandler, ’23, Delta Delta Delta
- Maker Hub and Elon Pre-Health Society