Student Recognition Awards

The Bobcat Awards and Recognition Program is held annually during the Spring semester, honoring student leaders and organizations on campus. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the division of Student Life was unable to hold a traditional award ceremony. However, we feel it is necessary to still recognize these individuals, organizations, and activities for all the hard and meaningful work they have accomplished throughout the 2019-2020 school year. 

Individual Awards


  

Student Leader of the Year


The Student Leader of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular individual who has encouraged enthusiasm and participation on campus, been highly involved in an organization(s) and committee(s), strengthened his/her organization(s), and made outstanding contributions to the campus community. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions to GC students, the range of involvement on campus and within the community while being a participant in a student organization (leader) and levels of involvement in activities or organizations.

 

Most Promising Leader of the Year


The Most Promising Leader Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular under-class student (including transfer students) who has made significant contributions to the GC community through his/her involvement and enthusiasm. Any individual in the freshman or sophomore class is eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the University and community, and level of involvement in activities or organizations.

 

Servant Leader of the Year


The Servant Leader of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a student whose involvement in service activities and projects has benefited GC, the surrounding community, and humanity. This award honors a student that has significantly encouraged enthusiasm and college participation in service activities and made outstanding contributions to the community. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions to the community at large through service, involvement, and leadership.

 

RSO Advisor of the Year


The RSO Advisor of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge the special efforts of an individual who did an outstanding job in advising a student organization. The nominee can be the advisor of any recognized student organization. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: regularly attends group meetings and/or events, shares knowledge of the program, suggests program ideas, is a good resource for the group, is easily accessible, works with the officers of the group, and is concerned with the welfare of the group and its membership.

 

Outstanding Service to Students


The Outstanding Service to Students Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular faculty/staff person who has made significant contributions above and beyond his/her position on campus. All members of the faculty/staff are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the college and community and level of interaction with students.

 

Joan C. Browning Social Justice Award


This award is for a student that exemplifies dedication to social justice. This could include but not limited to non-violent protests and acts of civil disobedience, dedicated actions to solve social issues and/or conflicts hunger, homelessness, inequities of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, access to education, healthcare, and economic improvement. These students should demonstrate through their actions a pattern of dedication to social justice issues and have acted on those issues courageously.

 

Unsung Hero Award


The Unsung Hero Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular student who has made significant contributions above and beyond his/her position in an organization or on campus. The recipient may not have been otherwise recognized for his/her accomplishments and achievements. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the College and community and level of involvement in activities or organizations.

 

Horizon Award


The Horizon Award for individuals is given to outstanding graduating student workers in the Student Life division.

 

 

2019-2020 Recipient


Amelia Lord

 

 

 

 

 

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Iliana Ward

 

 

 

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Tate Pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melissa Gerrior

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Graham

 

 

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Sachen Pillay

 

 

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Cameron Watts

 

 

 

 

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Jacob Harper

Raeven Rodney

Lily Johnson

Top Volunteers of the Year


The Top Volunteers of the Year awards are given to dedicated students with the most service hours of the year. The service focus of both Top Volunteers this year is Young Life, with Kimani Mustafa earning 944 hours of service (equal to $24,005.92 in economic impact) and Caitlin Williams earning 1,225 hours of service (equal to $31,100.89 in economic impact).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Graduating Senior Volunteer


The Top Graduating Senior Volunteer award is given to a top-earning, dedicated senior student. This year's Top Graduating Senior Volunteer's service is focused on GC Miracle and they have earned 2,386 hours of service (over a lifetime) which equals to $60,675.98 in economic impact.

 

 

Eve Puckett Giving Tree


The Eve Puckett Giving Tree award is given to a promising student who has proven their dedication to service and volunteerism through their hard work and actions throughout the year.

2019-2020 Recipients


Kimani-Isa Mustafa

Caitlin Williams

 

 

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Julia Simpkins

 

 

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Jasia Clark​

Sorority Member of the Year


The Sorority Member of the Year award is given to a Sorority member who has proven to be an outstanding leader in their organization throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Fraternity Member of the Year


The Fraternity Member of the Year award is given to a Fraternity member who has proven to be an outstanding leader in their organization throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

New Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year


The New Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year award is given to a new Sorority member who has emerged as a leader in their organization this year.

 

 

 

 

 

New Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year


The New Outstanding Fraternity Member of the Year award is given to a new Fraternity member who has emerged as a leader in their organization this year.

2019-2020 Recipient


Taylor Ann Pruett - Alpha Gamma Delta

 

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Charlie Haug - Kappa Alpha Order

 

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Grace Kearney - Alpha Gamma Delta

 

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Tony Wyche - Alpha Tau Omega

Club Sports Athletes of the Year


The Club Sports Athletes of the Year awards go to the club sports student-athletes who have shown leadership on their teams, as well as gaining a number of wins throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Athletes of the Year


The Intramural Athletes of the Year awards go to the intramural student-athletes with the most wins of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Recipients


Meredith Collier

Chandler New

 

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Brie Marijanich

Josh Hammond

 

 

Organization Awards


The Student Organization of the Year Award was established to recognize the contributions of student organizations to the Georgia College & State University (GC) community. The selection committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: organization activity since March 1, 2018, campus involvement, leadership development, programs/events (including number of events, quality of events, and target audience), membership recruitment and retention efforts, publicity and promotional efforts, fundraising, community service, and contributions to co-curricular life at GC.

2019-2020 Recipient

Pride Alliance

The Fraternity and Sorority of the Year awards are presented to the organizations that lead the fraternal movement at Georgia College. These organizations set the mold for excellence while being dedicated to improving the Georgia College campus and community.

2019-2020 Recipients


Fraternity of the Year: Kappa Alpha Order

Sorority of the Year: Kappa Delta

The Outstanding Community Partner Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular agency, business, non-profit or charity that has made significant contributions. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contributions to and impact on the organization, level of interaction with the organization and its members, along with the level of collaboration with the organization.

2019-2020 Recipient


Keep Milledgeville Baldwin Beautiful

The Horizon Award was established to recognize the contributions made to the GC community by a student organization officially recognized by the college for the first time between March 1, 2017, and March 1, 2019.  All recently recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: organization activity since March 1, 2017, campus involvement, leadership development, programs/events (including number of events, quality of events, and target audience), membership recruitment and retention efforts, publicity and promotional efforts, fundraising, community service, and contributions to co-curricular life at GC.

2019-2020 Recipient


ARF & Friends

 

 

Activity Awards


The Program of the Year Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a program. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: the program must be in at least its second year, general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

2019-2020 Recipient


RSA Silent Disco

The New Program of the Year Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a new program. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

2019-2020 Recipient


RSA Health & Safety Week

The Outstanding Multicultural Program Award was established to recognize the excellent efforts by a student organization for the design and execution of a program that promotes diversity, cultural exchange, and awareness. All diversity and multicultural activities of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated for and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: contribution to the GC community, creativity, planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

2019-2020 Recipient


International Dinner

The Best Awareness Campaign or Event Award was established to recognize and acknowledge the special efforts of a particular organization in raising awareness for a cause or a particular charity. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: general contribution to the GC community, creativity, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, and the appeal to the student body.

2019-2020 Recipient


Young Democratic Socialists of America - Anti-Hate Rally

The Service Project of the Year Award was established to recognize and acknowledge projects that have benefited fellow students, student organizations, GC, local community and humanity in general. The award has been established to honor an organization that has displayed commitment, involvement and dedication. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: service to GC and/or the surrounding community, impact of the service on the group to which the service was directed/performed, and how the organization and its members benefited from the experience.

2019-2020 Recipient


Shelter Buddies - Trap, Neuter, and Release

The Most Creative Fundraiser Award is a new award and was established to recognize and acknowledge the creative and unique efforts of a particular organization in raising money for the group, the college community, or a particular charity. The committee will consider the nomination based on the following criteria: general (non-financial) contribution to the GC community, creativity, and uniqueness of the event, event planning, organization and implementation, promotion, as well as the appeal to the student body. The amount of money raised will not be considered in the decision of the award.

2019-2020 Recipient


Eta Sigma Alpha - Escape Room