Leadership and Service Award recipients announced at 16th annual ceremony
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Campus leaders, student achievers and community supporters were honored Friday evening during the 16th annual Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony at Tarleton State University.
Hosted by the Division of Student Life at Tarleton, the ceremony recognizes those who contributed to the success of another school year. A number of special awards have been created by Student Life to honor not only the student body, but community and civic leaders.
Nominations for the awards were made in March and more than 100 Tarleton students were recognized for their involvement in activities on the Tarleton campus and in the Stephenville community.
One of the more coveted student awards is the John Tarleton Spirit Award. Named in honor of the University’s founder, this honors juniors, seniors or graduate students who best exemplify the spirit of Tarleton through involvement, participation and leadership. Recipients of this year’s John Tarleton Spirit Award include: Briley Garrett, Scott Harrison, Sarah Heine, Elizabeth Hummel, Hillary King, Emily Lazenby, Landen Miller, Lesleigh Morris, Kelli Nehring, Melissa Rose, Clayton Stanford and Michelle Zabonik.
Among the other top awards are several which have been named in honor individuals who have had an impact on Tarleton past and present.
The Senator Robert Glasgow Community award is named after a Tarleton alumnus and longtime member of the Texas Legislature. It is presented to a community business, organization, agency or leader who over the years has dedicated time and resources to supporting and enhancing student life at Tarleton. This year’s recipient is Megan Montelongo with CornerStone Staffing.
Dr. W.O. and Florence Trogdon have two awards named in their honor, for Individual and Organizational Service. Dr. Trogdon served as Tarleton’s 12th president. This year’s Individual Service award was presented to Sawyer Baldridge and Allie Bird, who demonstrated outstanding contributions in the area of service to the campus and community. The Organizational Service award went to Alpha Psi Omega National Theater Honor Society and Sigma Chi Fraternity, who in the past year demonstrated those same traits.
The May Jones Advisor of the Year award is presented to an advisor with exemplary leadership and dedication to his or her organizations. This person serves as a role model to all students as well as other advisors. Jones was a longtime member of the Tarleton faculty and served as sponsor to countless campus organizations. This year’s recipient is Jennifer McGregor, who serves as advisor to the Purple Poo spirit organization.
Honoring one of Tarleton’s Distinguished Alumnus, the Col. Will Tate Organization of the Year award is presented to the organization that has dedicated itself to the development of individual members as well as making a difference in student life at Tarleton. This year’s recipient is Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity.
The Program of the Year award recognizes the organization that conducted the most creative and innovative activity or program during the current academic year. The program should impact the participants in a way that is creative, educational and or entertaining. Successful planning, promoting and implementation are important considerations as well as carrying out goals and benefiting the campus community. Receiving Program of the Year honors were the members of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, who hosted “Pasta for Paws”.
Freshman and Sophomore Participation awards are made to two underclassmen who are most actively involved in all aspects of campus life. This year’s outstanding freshman award was presented to Chance Cerda and the outstanding sophomore award went to Jay Johnson.
The Phi-Rho Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity received this year’s Award for Fraternal Excellence, which is presented to the nationally affiliated Greek fraternity or sorority at Tarleton that symbolizes the excellence of the Greek system.
Below is a complete list of Leadership and Service Award winners announced at the 2012 ceremony:
Student Life Award
Dr. Rusty Freed
Volunteer of the Year
Tarleton Texan Football Team
Glasgow Community Award
Megan Montelongo with CornerStone Staffing
Trogdon Individual Service
Trogdon Organizational Service
Alpha Psi Omega
Program of theYear
Pasta for Paws hosted by Alpha Phi Omega
May Jones Advisor of the Year
Lambda Chi Alpha
Greek Man of the Year
Colby Goodman, Sigma Chi Fraternity
Greek Woman of the Year
Hannah Miller, Sigma Alpha Sorority
Organization of the Year
Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Delta Zeta Sorority
Excellence in Diversity Programming
Mercer Legend Award
John Tarleton Spirit Awards
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