SAL Awards

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The SAL Awards 2016-17

April 11, 2017

Congratulations to our winners!

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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.

Here are the winners for the 2016-17 SAL Awards:

SOURCE ORGANIZATION AWARDS

  • Capstone 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 
    • Crimson Kindness  (For their partnership with SGA on an initiative called Kindness Counts)
  • 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.
    • The B+ Foundation
  • Outstanding Academic Organization- The Society of Women Engineers
  • Outstanding Honor Society- The Anderson Society
  • Outstanding Professional/Law Organization- The Capstone Agency
  • Outstanding Service Organization- UA Dance Marathon
  • Outstanding Intercultural/Cultural/Identity-Based Organization- Spectrum
  • Outstanding Social/Fraternal Organization- Kappa Alpha Theta
  • The David L. Phelps Organization of the Year- The International Students Association
  • John L. Blackburn Advisor of the Year Award
    • Dr. William Keel- advisor to the UA Astronomical Society (Faculty)
    • Mr. Kirk Walter- advisor to Spectrum (Staff)
  • Will Byington Award for Student Officer of the Year

    • Parnab Daas- President of the International Students Association and the Indian Student Association of Tuscaloosa is a graduate student majoring in Civil Engineering
    • Lavinia Doan- Vice President of The Anderson Society; Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering 

CENTER FOR SERVICE & LEADERSHIP AWARDS

  •  The Star Bloom 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.
    • Allyson Pitzel
    • Sarah Urbanski
  • Henry M. Lipsey Heart of Service Award- The award is best encapsulated by the words of Robert Greenleaf. He wrote, “The servant-leader is servant first, it begins with a natural feeling that one wants to serve first, as opposed to wanting power, influence fame or wealth.” The award has a three part criteria: Goodwill (Acts of compassion to others in the Tuscaloosa community); Justice (Conformity to the principles of equity and inclusion in all things); and Servant Leadership.
    • Knox Auerbach
    • Rachel Guiles
    • Robert Weaver
    • Baylee O’Conner
  • The UNLESS Award- In the classic Dr. Seuss book The Lorax,  there is a phrase that our students know all too well.  That quote is : “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better it’s not.” This quotes drives our commitment to active citizenship.  This award was created to celebrate those students that have committed themselves to living the creed: UNLESS.
    • Lauren Matthews
    • Jillian Hutt

SAFE ZONE RESOURCE CENTER AWARDS

  • The Ally of the Year Award- This award is to recognize that office or individual that has best demonstrated allyship and a commitment to making our campus a safer, more inclusive place for LGBTQA+ identified members of the UA community.
    • Dana Bonifacio-Sample; Director of the Ferguson Student Center
CAPSTONE HERO AWARDS
Every year the Student Leaders’ Council, in association with the Division of Student Affairs, honors individuals who embody the very best ideals of the University of Alabama and the Capstone Creed.  This honor comes in the form of a special award called the “Capstone Heroes” award.  A Capstone Hero exerts a positive influence over the University of Alabama community both academically and culturally.  A Capstone Hero embodies the core values that build and sustain the University of Alabama community.  A Capstone Hero is someone who leads by example and encourages all of us to strive for excellence.
  • Dean Victoria Peeples
  • Parnab Daas 
  • Obie Moultrie 
  • Keaton Smith 
  • Jessica Shieh 

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2017-2018 SOURCE ORGANIZATION AWARDS

The following awards will be given out during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applications for 2017-18 awards will open in February of 2018.  For more details, visit our office, or check back to this website for updates.

  • Capstone 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 Outreach Award-  awarded to an organization that exhibits creativity and effectiveness in campus outreach efforts either via their mission or through a compelling program or activity.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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@ua.edu.

  •  The Star Bloom 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.
  • Henry Lipsey Heart of Service Award-  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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