SAL Awards

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Congratulations to all of our our 2013-14 

Service & Leadership Award Winners!

The SOURCE, The Community Service Center, The Capstone Heroes Committee, Student Leadership, and the Office of Greek Affairs held the 28th annual Profiles in Service and Leadership Awards (SAL Awards) Banquet on Tuesday, April 15th.  Each year, the SAL Awards Banquet is held in order to honor individuals and organizations who have excelled in leadership and service endeavors throughout the year. This year, we are all proud to honor our 2013-14 SAL Award recipients:

Profiles in Service

  • New Community Partner of the Year-  Weaver Bolden Branch- Tuscaloosa Library
  • CSC Volunteer of the Year-  Rachel Guiles
  • Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Awards
    • Wal-Mart of Winfield, Check Depot, Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Tau Gamma, Culverhouse College of C & BA, Verner Elementary, Echols Middle, Hillcrest High, Baptist Campus Ministries, Tuscaloosa Public Libraries, Alpha Kappa Psi, Office of Student Conduct, The Retreat
  • CSC Service/Outreach of the Year- Hands On Tuscaloosa
    • Elliot Spillers, Carson Cleveland, Joe Fowler, Abigail Thompson, Kathleen Cook, Leslie Branch
  • Greek Week Grants

Profiles in Leadership

  • Outstanding Advocacy Organization-  Students for Open Doors & Ethical Leadership
  • Outstanding Honor Society- Golden Key Honor Society
  • Outstanding Professional Organization- Culverhouse Investment Management Group
  • Outstanding Recreational/Athletic Org.- Alabama Triathletes
  • Outstanding Religious/Spiritual Org.- UKirk
  • Outstanding Service Organization- UA Dance Marathon
  • Outstanding Special Interest Org.- The 49
  • Outstanding Graduate Org.- UA Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Capstone Innovation Award- UnLocked’s Commitment to Equity in Education
  • Outstanding Outreach Award- Crimson Kindness
  • Outstanding New Organization- Caring For Camo
  • The Dr. John L. Blackburn Award (for advisors)- Mary Lowery (Delta Epsilon Iota)
  • The Will Byington Awards (individual award for excellence in student org. leadership)
    • Rachel Ramey (Student Engineers in Action)
    • Justin Campbell (ASCE Concrete Canoe Team)
  • SOURCE Collaborative Grant Project Recipients
    • Black Warrior Film Festival
    • Women’s Week
    • Breaking Bread & Breaking The Mold
    • Holt Community Festival 
  • The David L. Phelps Organization of the Year Award- Tide Talks
    • The Organization of the Year award was named this year in honor of David L. Phelps, a graduating UA Senior who during his time at UA devoted much of his energy to improving student organizations at UA, but also the Campus Community
  • Leadership UA Phase 1 Participants
    • Peter Arvantis, Demetra Bullard, Austin Burnett, Ryan Campbell, Jake Eigner, Ben Flores, Jonathan Harrell, Jenna Heard, Aaron Howard, Ashton Huggins, Sarah Kidwell, MaryBeth Lewis, Sarah Mansager, Geena Marshall, Bria McGee, Reece McKenzie, Graham Miles, Austin Mitchell, Rachel Paikoff, Justin Pendleton, Sarah Setterstrom, Lakeisha Skinner, Jonathan Smith, Tyler Sullivan, Ashley Walter, Kevin Wedge, Liena Zaidan
  • 2013-14 Capstone Hero Award Recipients
    • Jerry Burttram 
    • Tatiana Carrasquilla 
    • Allison Lockhart 
    • Erica Sucher
    • Lane McClelland (Faculty/Staff Recipient)

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The SAL (Service & Leadership) Awards is an annual recognition held in April to honor the contributions of campus organizations, as well as individuals to service and leadership within and outside of the UA community. These are the highest honors that can be bestowed upon student organizations and individuals in regards to campus leadership and service.  Hosted by Student Involvement, The SOURCE, the Community Service Center, Student Leadership, the Capstone Heros Committee, and Greek Affairs the SAL Awards are a great opportunity to recognize the ambitions and contributions of your student organization, as well as deserving individual members for either leadership or service.

Here are the award categories for the SAL Awards:

SOURCE ORGANIZATION AWARDS

  • Outstanding Innovation Award-  awarded to an organization who has produced an innovative program or initiative that was forward thinking and unique; constitutes a significant advancement for UA students and or the campus/Tuscaloosa community
  • Outstanding New Organization- awarded to one organization that was created within the 2013-2014 academic year that has shown significant successes in its inaugural year.
  • Outstanding Graduate Organization- awarded to one Graduate student organization that has augmented the collegiate experience for UA graduate students.
  • Outstanding Academic Organization, Outstanding Honor Society, Outstanding Professional Organization, Outstanding Religious/Spiritual Organization, Outstanding Service Organization, Outstanding Special Interest Organization, Outstanding Law, Military, & Political Organization, Outstanding Advocacy Organization, Outstanding Recreational/Athletic Organization- these accolades will be awarded to one organization in each category for exhibiting exceptional student engagement and contributions to the University and Tuscaloosa community.
  • Organization of the Year- awarded to an organization from the previous list of categories that most exemplifies excellence in student involvement.

SOURCE INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  • John L. Blackburn Advisor of the Year Award-   The SOURCE will present the John L. Blackburn Advisor of the Year Award. This accolade is awarded to an advisor that goes above and beyond their responsibility to the organization and students; an advisor that exhibits care and proper advisement of their group at appropriate times.  Nominations are due Friday March 15th by 5pm. If you have any questions email Kalyn Lee,  SOURCE Director of Organizational Outreach, at kilee1@crimson.ua.edu or stop by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership in 355 Ferguson Center.
  • Will Byington Award for Student Officer of the Year-  The SOURCE will present the Will Byington Award. This accolade is awarded to a student organization officer who exemplifies the characteristics of the capstone creed, and is an effective, innovative, and engaging leader who understands the mission of the organization.  These individuals have contributed to their organization and student life at the University in a way that exemplifies the characteristics of Will Byington.  Nominations are due Friday March 7th by 11:59pm. If you have any questions email Kalyn Lee,  SOURCE Director of Organizational Outreach, at kilee1@crimson.ua.edu or stop by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership in 355 Ferguson Center.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER AWARDS

Each year, the Community Service Center gives special recognition and awards to those students, groups, and organizations that have shown devotion and dedication to providing service throughout the community. For questions, email Courtney Thomas, Director of the CSC at ccthomas2@sa.ua.edu

  •  Volunteer of the Year- This accolade goes to the student that best demonstrates the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. This student is committed to engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving. They go above and beyond in helping to forward the mission and value of community service at the University of Alabama. They are doing their part in creating a better tomorrow.
  • Outstanding Service Project of the Year-  This accolade goes to the teams responsible for planning a project in collaboration with each other as well as with the CSC that best demonstrates the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. These type of engagement programs promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving.
  • Oustanding New Community Partner- This accolade goes to the community partners that collaborate with the CSC that best demonstrates the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. These partners are committed to providing engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving.

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