Student Organization Awards

LRB2014.JPGThe Leadership Recognition Banquet has become a very special occasion and tradition at Northern Michigan University.  The Leadership Recognition Banquet is an opportunity to recognize students, advisers, and student organizations for their contributions to the campus community.  It occurs every April with over 500 student leaders and their advisers in attendance.  Winners of six special awards for student organizations are honored at the Leadership Recognition Banquet.

  • Diversity Program/Project of the Year Award: Recognizes an outstanding effort by a student organization to promote an appreciation of diversity.
  • Community Service Award: Recognizes the organization that has demonstrated the highest degree of volunteer service contributions to the surrounding Upper Peninsula communities during the academic year.
  • Program of the Year: Designed to recognize an outstanding effort by an organization to plan, implement, and promote a single project or event during the year.
  • Project of the Year: Recognizes an outstanding effort by an organization to plan and implement a project that benefited the campus and/or community during this past year.
  • Organizations of the Year (2): Recognize two outstanding organizations that have demonstrated unity in their membership and have achieved success in accomplishing their goals.

Special Note:  Show off your student organization at the Leadership Recognition Banquet by submitting photos of your group in action throughout the year!  Student organization photos will be displayed during the banquet’s slide show, which is a highlight of the event. Your photo(s) can be scanned while you wait in the Center for Student Enrichment or you can send them electronically anytime to cse@nmu.edu

Organization of the Year (General)
Recognizes an outstanding student group that has built a solid organization and has achieved success in accomplishing its goals.

2014 recipient: Relay for Life

Organization of the Year (University Funded)
Recognizes an organization that receives substantial support (financial, advisement, etc.) from Northern Michigan University, has a campus-wide mission, has built a solid organization, and does an excellent job of performing its defined role. Organizations included in this category are:

  • ASNMU
  • Campus Cinema
  • First Aid Productions
  • NAE
  • Gonzo Media
  • The North Wind
  • Platform Personalities
  • Primetime Productions
  • Special Events Committee
  • Student Art Gallery
  • Student Finance Committee
  • WUPX

2014 recipient: PrimeTime Productions

Community Service Award
Recognizes the organization that has demonstrated the highest degree of volunteer service contributions to the surrounding Upper Peninsula communities during the academic year. Factors such as quantity of participants and quality of project outcomes will be considered. The award can also be given to an organization that has done one outstanding project.

2014 recipient: Pre-Veterinary Club

Program of the Year
Recognizes an outstanding effort by an organization to plan, promote, and implement a single program or event during the year.

2014 recipient: CSNMU - Memorial Chili Challenge

Project of the Year
Recognizes an outstanding effort by an organization to plan and implement a project that benefited the campus and/or community during this past year.

2014 recipient: Student Psychological Association

Diversity Program/Project of the Year 
Recognizes an outstanding effort by a student organization to plan, promote, and implement a single project or event during the year that promoted the understanding, appreciation, and embracing diversity.

2014 recipient: Social Justice Committee - An Evening of Class

Adviser of the Year
Recognizes an individual who has done an outstanding job in her/her role as an adviser to a student organization.

2014 recipient: Michael Joy, Quiz Bowl Team