SAL Awards

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The SAL Awards 2016-17

Coming this April 11, 2017!

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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 Center for Service & Leadership, Safe Zone, the Capstone Heroes Committee, and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life– 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.

Our 2015-16 winners were:

Profiles in Service

  • Community Partner of the Year- The UA Arboretum
  • Henry M. Lipsey Heart of Service Award-  Tyler Sullivan, Amanda Fenton, & Caroline Miller
  • Star Bloom Volunteer of the Year- Jessika Banks & Max Mittenthal
  • 2015-2016 Greek Week Grants-  Over 25+ grants were awarded this year.  For a complete list of grant recipients and causes visit the Greek Week Grant List 2015-16

Profiles in Leadership

  • Outstanding Advocacy Organization- Project Health
  • Outstanding Honorary Society- Theta Tau
  • Outstanding Cultural/Intercultural/Identity-Based Organization- The African Students Association
  • Outstanding Service Organization- Forza Financial
  • Outstanding Special Interest Org.- The Mallet Assembly
  • Capstone Innovation Award- UA Eco Car for their 2016 Chevy Camaro redesign project
  • Outstanding Outreach Award- Crimson Carnations
  • Outstanding New Organization- Turning Point USA
  • The Dr. John L. Blackburn Award (for advisors)- Cynthia Moore (Afro American Gospel Choir)
  • The Will Byington Awards (individual award for excellence in student org. leadership)

◦                     Jeffrey Austin Poole (Alabama Triathletes)

◦                     Courtney Eason (English Graduate Organization)

  • The David L. Phelps Organization of the Year Award- Alabama Wheelchair Tennis

◦                     The Organization of the Year award was named this year in honor of David L. Phelps, a graduating UA Senior engineering major from New Orleans, LA who during his time at UA devoted much of his energy to improving student organizations at UA, but also the Campus Community.

  • 2016 Safe Zone Ally of the Year Award- Ms. Rosalind L. Moore (Director of Student Involvement)
  • 2015-16 Capstone Hero Award Recipients

◦      Cheryl Smith 

◦       Dr. Gorman Houston

◦       Krystal Rivers

  • 2015-16 Young Alumni Speaker- Ms. Samantha Walker

Here are the award categories for the SAL Awards 2016-17:

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 2016-2017 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/Law Organization, Outstanding Religious/Spiritual Organization, Outstanding Service Organization, Outstanding Intercultural/Cultural/Identity-Based Organization, Outstanding Military Organization, Outstanding 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.
  • The David L. Phelps Organization of the Year- awarded to an organization from the previous list of categories that most exemplifies excellence in student involvement.
(SOURCE Organization Awards Applications will be available in Spring of 2017)
 

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.
(Advisor of the Year Applications will be available in Spring of 2017)
  • 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 to student life at the University in a way that exemplifies the characteristics of Will Byington.
(Student Officer of the Year Applications will be available in Spring of 2017)
 

CENTER FOR SERVICE & LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Each year, the Center for Service & Leadership 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 CSL 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 CSL 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.
  • Outstanding New Community Partner- This accolade goes to the community partners that collaborate with the CSL 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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