Bobcat Awards

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom

Nominations are due by Friday, March 14 @ 11:45 p.m.

Winner's Circle (invite only): Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 5 p.m.

The Bobcat Awards and Recognition Program is the annual awards and recognition ceremony for student leaders and student organizations. There are three classifications of awards: organizations, individuals, and activities. For an organization to be eligible for nomination, the student organization MUST be recognized by the Student Government Association and be in good standing with the University in all aspects.

Nominations MUST be submitted online via the links below. Student organization and individuals can be nominated multiple times. Any questions regarding the nomination process or the ceremony should be directed to Tom Miles, Director of Campus Life.

Winners will be announced at the Bobcat Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, April 8 @ 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom of the Student Activities Center.  Specific award recipients (winners) will be invited into the Bobcat Winner's Circle, which is a special dinner in honor of those receiving a Bobcat Award (this is an RSVP event).  The Bobcat Winner's Circle dinner will take place on Wednesday, April 23 @ 5 p.m. in the Old Governor's Mansion.

Learn more about available awards and make nominations by clicking on the links below:

Organization Awards
Student Organization of the Year Award
The Student Organization of the Year Award was established to recognize the contributions of student organizations to the Georgia College & State University (GC) community. The selection committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: organization activity since March 1, 2013, campus involvement, leadership development, programs/events (including number of events, quality of events, and target audience), membership recruitment and retention efforts, publicity and promotional efforts, fundraising, community service, and contributions to co-curricular life at GC.

Horizon Award
The Horizon Award was established to recognize the contributions made to the GC community by a student organization officially recognized by the college for the first time between March 1, 2012 and March 1, 2014.  All recently recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: organization activity since March 1, 2012, campus involvement, leadership development, programs/events (including number of events, quality of events, and target audience), membership recruitment and retention efforts, publicity and promotional efforts, fundraising, community service, and contributions to co-curricular life at GC.

Outstanding Community Partner Award
The Outstanding Community Partner Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular agency, business, non-profit or charity that has made significant contributions. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: contributions to and impact on the organization, level of interaction with the organization and its members, along with the level of collaboration with the organization.

Activity Awards
Program of the Year Award
The Program of the Year Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a program. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: program must be in at least its second year, general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

New Program of the Year Award
The New Program of the Year Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a new program. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

Most Successful Fundraiser Award
The Most Successful Fundraiser Award was established to recognize and acknowledge the special efforts of a particular organization in raising money for the group, the college community, or a particular charity. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

Outstanding Multicultural Program Award
The Outstanding Multicultural Program Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a program that promotes diversity, cultural exchanges and awareness. All diversity and multicultural activities of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated for and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contribution to the GC community, creativity, planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

Service Project of the Year Award
The Service Project of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge projects that have benefited fellow students, student organizations, GC, local community and humanity in general. The award has been established to honor an organization that has displayed commitment, involvement and dedication. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: service to GC and/or the surrounding community, impact of the service on the group to which the service was directed/performed, and how the organization and its members benefited from the experience.

Best Awareness Campaign or Event Award
The Best Awareness Campaign or Event Award was established to recognize and acknowledge the special efforts of a particular organization in raising awareness for a cause or a particular charity. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

Individual Awards
Advisor of the Year Award
The Advisor of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge the special efforts of an individual who did an outstanding job in advising a student organization. The nominee can be the advisor of any recognized student organization. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: regularly attends group meetings and/or events, shares knowledge of the program, suggests program ideas, is a good resource for the group, is easily accessible, works with the officers of the group, and is concerned with the welfare of the group and its membership.

Student Leader of the Year Award
The Student Leader of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular individual who has encouraged enthusiasm and participation on campus, been highly involved in an organization(s) and committee(s), strengthened his/her organization(s), and made outstanding contributions to the campus community. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions to GC students, the range of involvement on campus and within the community while being a participant in a student organization (leader) and levels of involvement in activities or organizations.

Outstanding Service to Students Award
The Outstanding Service to Students Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular faculty/staff person who has made significant contributions above and beyond his/her position on campus. All members of the faculty/staff are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the college and community and level of interaction with students.

Servant Leader of the Year Award
The Servant Leader of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a student whose involvement in service activities and projects has benefited GC, the surrounding community, and humanity. This award honors a student that has significantly encouraged enthusiasm and college participation in service activities, and made outstanding contributions to the community. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions to the community at large through service, involvement, and leadership.

Most Promising Leader Award
The Most Promising Leader Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular under-class student (including transfer students) who has made significant contributions to the GC community through his/her involvement and enthusiasm. Any individual in the freshman or sophomore class is eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the University and community, and level of involvement in activities or organizations.

Unsung Hero Award
The Unsung Hero Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular student who has made significant contributions above and beyond his/her position in an organization or on campus. The recipient may not have been otherwise recognized for his/her accomplishments and achievements. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the College and community and level of involvement in activities or organizations.

 


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