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Honoring student leaders

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2016 Student Leadership Awards announced

Contact: Le Bailey, Director of Student Involvement, 541-962-3714  

LA GRANDE, Ore. June 14, 2016 – Student leaders and organizations at Eastern Oregon University were recognized during the 2016 Student Leadership Awards presentation June 8.

University students, faculty and staff nominated individuals and student-led organizations demonstrating a commitment to leadership and excellence in their time at EOU. A selection committee consisting of staff and students chose the winners in 11 categories.

Among awards presented, seniors Jeremy Bard and Kenzie Garlock received the Student Leader of the Year Award for their work with clubs and organizations in efforts to increase the importance of co-curricular involvement at the university. EOU’s Center for Student Involvement sponsored the awards reception.

Other awards and recipients are:

Rising Star of the Year – Rikki Griffin
Greatest Leap – Daysi Bedolla
Unsung Hero – Jeremiah Woods
Good Neighbor – Alex McHaddad
Lending a Helping Hand – The Irrationals
New Student Club of the Year – EOU Trap Club
Excellence in Promoting Diversity – Speel-Ya
Outstanding Club or Organization of the Year – International Student Association
Outstanding Student Academic Support – Jake Cleverley and Alannah Jones
Outstanding Student Administrative Support – Philip Deenik and AJ Fangman

EOU’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success also inducted 23 students into the organization. Inductees are Mitchell Baker, Jessica Bertalotto, Reanna Bertram, Lindsey Caldera, Kasindra Cartwright, Alexandria Cuaresma, Allisyn Ferdig, Robert Floyd, Dakota Gillette, Cassie Gray-Jeffries, Kylie Hargett, Taylor Hunt, Tarita Keohokalole-Look, Ashley Mayo, Curtis McPhetridge, Jessica Morrow, JoAnna Patton, Aubrey Prom, Isabelle Simpson, Erin Soderberg, Jenny Vardanega, Megan Volk and Brandi White.

In order to be considered for full induction, students must attend orientation, leadership training day, three success networking team meetings and three speaker broadcasts.

About the National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success serves more than 325,000 students on over 400 university and college campuses nationwide. The society enables students to achieve profound results in discovering and attaining their goals, fosters a community in which students help one another succeed through Success Networking Teams, and offers its’ members access to life changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters. For more information call 201-222-6544 or visit www.societyleadership.org.