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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013

Final Reminder: Student Leadership and Humanitarian Award Nominations Due February 15

The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Office is accepting nominations for the 2013 Student Leadership and Humanitarian Awards. Unless otherwise noted, completed nominations must be returned to the Dean of Students Office, Campbell Student Union 311, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15. Further details can be found on the Student Life website. For additional information, please call the Dean of Students Office at ext. 4618.

Student Leadership Awards

Mildred Keller Campbell Leadership Award: The Mildred Keller Campbell Leadership Award recognizes a Buffalo State student whose work has had a positive impact on student life and who has excelled as an extracurricular leader among students on campus. The award is offered annually to an undergraduate student based on the nominee's leadership credentials in accordance with established criteria. A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held during the spring semester; the recipient may receive a monetary award, pending availability of funds. Nominees must be undergraduate students with at least 24 credits completed at Buffalo State and minimum GPAs of 2.5. All nominees should have a strong record of extracurricular leadership at Buffalo State, demonstrated through personal development, campus organizational leadership and citizenship, and community service.

Phillip Santa Maria Award for Student Leadership in Equity and Campus Diversity: For 25 years, Phillip Santa Maria served as dean of students at Buffalo State. During his tenure, he was recognized both on campus and throughout the community for his leadership on a variety of diversity and social justice issues. The Phil Santa Maria Award for Student Leadership in Equity and Campus Diversity was established in his honor and is given annually to recognize students who exemplify Santa Maria’s commitment to service, social justice, and diversity. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit nominations of student leaders who exemplify his commitment to service, social justice, and diversity through promoting respect for diversity and individual differences in their activities, projects, discussions, or leadership with student organizations and groups for this purpose. All undergraduate and graduate students at Buffalo State who are in good standing are eligible to apply. Nominations must be submitted to the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, by Friday, February 22.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: For nearly seven decades, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges has assisted in the tradition of furthering the aims of higher education by recognizing and rewarding academic excellence on a national level. Buffalo State is among the 1,900 institutions participating in this national program. Students selected for inclusion in Who's Who are entitled to a free lifetime reference/placement service when seeking postgraduate employment or fellowships. A certificate citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held in the spring. Nominees must be an undergraduate junior or senior with at least 24 credits completed at Buffalo State and a minimum GPA of 3.0, or a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5. All nominees should have a strong record of extracurricular leadership at Buffalo State, demonstrated through personal development, campus organizational leadership and citizenship, and community service.

Humanitarian Awards

Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award: The Luis M. Antonetti Student Humanitarian Award recognizes a Buffalo State undergraduate student who has demonstrated personal character through encouragement of nonviolent beliefs and actions, volunteer service both on campus and in the community, and an ability to reach out to others with broad cultural acceptance. A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held in the spring; the recipient may receive a monetary award, pending availability of funds.

Minnie and Joe Engel Student Humanitarian Award: The Minnie and Joe Engel Student Humanitarian Award recognizes a Buffalo State undergraduate student who has demonstrated personal character through altruism, volunteer service, and the giving of oneself to the campus and the larger community. The Engel Humanitarian Award recognizes the full measure of a person’s worth, not just as a scholar but also as someone whose efforts on behalf of others define a quality of character that embodies core values that merit recognition. A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented at a ceremony held in the spring; the recipient may receive a monetary award, pending availability of funds.

Phillip Santa Maria Memorial Award: The Phillip Santa Maria Memorial Award recognizes a Buffalo State undergraduate student who has demonstrated a well-rounded character, exhibiting not only scholastic achievement but also active participation in campus life at Buffalo State and in the Western New York community and a desire to improve the world. A plaque and award citing the recipient’s distinction is presented