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I AM EKU Student Life Awards 2021

I AM EKU

Congratulations to our I AM EKU Student Life and RSO awards for 2021! Read about each award, and see our winners below! 


I AM EKU

I AM EKU is an annual leadership recognition program which celebrates student leadership contributions and efforts that positively impact the EKU experience for others. Students nominated truly model the way of what it means to be a Colonel through their student leadership. They encourage others to get involved; to excel academically; to serve our campus and greater community; to ignite the leader within. Congrats to the 2021 I am EKU recipients!

Sydney Amos

Olivia Arlinghaus

Melissa Baldwin

Emily Bambridge

Madeylnne Banderman

Dylan Bechthold

Lydia Blanton

Katie Bolen

Jasper Bowling

Hope Broecker

Robert "Bobby" Brown

Caleb Burchett

Jalen Byars

Jodi Collins

Kylee Combs

Caitlin Crace

Tamera Crutcher

Curtis Degrant

MiKaela Dismukes

Morgan Edelen

Dalton Gabel

Oscar Garcia

Suzanne Gayle

Brittany Geilear

Jacey Griffith

Jack Grimme

Devin Grimsley

Britany Guerrero

Julia Hickey

Taylor Hoffman

Samantha Hughes

Nicholas Jackson

Olivia Jennings

Jenna Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Tanner Justice

Sharmani Kelsick

Lauren Kilburn

Nicholas Koenig

Makenna Lambert

Lorna Martin

Eyouel Mekonnen

Alaina Milam

Jon Mills

Tim Muhsman

Paige Murphy

Jessica Musselman

Kennedy Nguyen

SaraAnne Pickering

Samantha Radomski

Lucas Reed

Emma Reister

Leslie Richie

Haleigh Robinette

Dani Rowe

Megan Sizemore

Madigan Smith

Ruth Speidel

Abbie Supe

Morgan Thomas

Ally Trout

Kaitlyn VanWay

Cyntoria Vaughn

Yehor Vitel

Quaid Watwood

Brendon Wetherspoon

Jade Williams

Tori Williams

Maria Wright


RSO Officer of the Year

This award is presented to an outstanding member of the RSO community. The ideal recipient has stepped outside of their organization to serve the greater community. They are a role model not only to others within their organization but other organizations as well. They achieve scholastically; volunteers their time, talent, and treasure; leads selflessly; and embodies unity. Because of them, significant progress has been made in their organization, in the Richmond community, and at Eastern Kentucky University. They have left a lasting legacy.

 

Congratulations to: Maria Wright- Student Alumni Ambassadors


RSO Outstanding Service Program

This award will be presented to an EKU RSO for conceiving, planning, and implementing an outstanding program or event in which participants display philanthropic service to the community using one or more of the following: time, talent or, treasure.

Guidelines: The event or program must have taken place during the 2020-21 academic year. A program is defined as a one-time event or on-going project.

 

Congratulations to: Holiday Bears- Alpha Phi Omega


Student Organization Collaboration of the Year

This award will be presented to two or more Student Organizations for conceiving, planning, and implementing an outstanding program for entertainment, awareness, and/or education together. The program must be relevant to important issues for college students and/or increase student life.

Guidelines: Program must have taken place during the 2020-21 academic year. A program is defined as a one-time event or on-going project.

 

Congratulations to: A Walk Through Black Excellence- EKU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and National Panhellenic Conference


RSO Outstanding Diversity Program

 

This award will be presented to RSO(s) for conceiving, planning, and implementing an outstanding program or event in which participants were exposed to culture, social justice, artistic expression, tradition, or historical overview of one or more cultures.

 

Guidelines: The event or program must have taken place during the 2020-2021 academic year. A program is defined as a one-time event or on-going project.

Congratulations to: A Walk Through Black ExcellenceEKU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and National Panhellenic Conference


RSO New Event of the Year

This award will be presented to an EKU RSO for conceiving, planning, and implementing a new program for entertainment, awareness, and/or education. The program must be relevant to important issues for college students and/or increase student life.

Guidelines: Program must have taken place during the 2020-21 academic year. A program is defined as a one-time event or on-going project.

 

Congratulations to: Girl Code- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Eta Rho Chapter and Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc. Iota Associate Chapter


Excellence in Service for an Individual

This award goes to the individual at Eastern Kentucky University that has logged the most service hours through the online tracking system.

Congratulations to: Hannah Tanner


Excellence in Service for a Group

This award goes to the group (Hall floor, Department, class, or RSO) at Eastern Kentucky University that has logged the most service hours through the online tracking system.

 

Congratulations to: Dept. of Recreation and Park Administration


Colonel Community Service Award

This is awarded to individuals who have logged 20 or more community service hours into the Online Tracking System. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, service has been a challenge for some, so we seek to recognize those that gave back where they were able this year!  

 

Congratulations to: 

Bradley Behymer

Diann Rice


Colonel Community Service Award for Groups

This is awarded to groups (Hall floor, Department, class, or RSO) that have logged 100 or more community service hours into the Online Tracking System, or sends documented proof nikki.hart@eku.edu. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, service has been a challenge for some, so we seek to recognize those that gave back where they were able this year! 

 

Congratulations to: Alpha Phi Omega

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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