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Banquet

In the Spring of each year the annual Student Leadership Banquet is held to recognize our student leaders for their outstanding serivice and commitment to the College.  Faculty, staff, students, and community members are encouraged to nominate deserving students.  Self nominations are also encouraged.

There are three award categories: Outstanding Student Leader, Excellence in Leadership and Outstanding Senior. Please see the attached description and criteria for each award.

Nomination instructions.   Thoroughly complete all sections of the appropriate nomination forms.  Because these awards are selective, it is imperative that you provide as much detailed information as possible regarding the nominee’s leadership role(s). It is appropriate to ask the student for information if necessary.  Links to Word document of the nomination forms are provided under each description. 

Outstanding Student Leader Award   Word version

This award is for those students who have assumed leadership roles on campus and/or in the community and who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities.  The criteria for this award include involvement level, responsibility, commitment, management skills, role modeling, and outstanding contribution to the campus and community.  Nominees must be in good academic and social standing.  In essence, we are looking for those students who have been exemplary role models for other students and who have contributed to the College above and beyond their academic or employment commitments.  To nominate a student for this award, please complete and submit the attached nomination form for those accomplishments that were (or are anticipated to be) achieved between May 2013 and May 2014.  This award is determined by the Student Leadership Awards Committee, a group whose membership includes both student and staff members.

Excellence In Leadership Award   Word version

This award will give special recognition for up to five well-rounded student leaders.  In addition to the outstanding student leader criteria, nominees for this award are students who have had significant, in-depth experiences and have been consistent in their participation in voluntary leadership positions at Cortland.  These student leaders will have significantly contributed to the College community.  Nominees must be in good academic and social standing.  To nominate a student for this award, please complete and submit the attached nomination form AND provide a letter of support for those accomplishments that were achieved between May 2013 and May 2014.  Please note that all nominations received for this award will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Student Leader Award.  This award is also determined by the Student Leadership Awards Committee.

Outstanding Senior Award  Word version

This award will recognize one student who is eligible to walk in the May 2014 graduation ceremonies.  Nominees for this award are students who have had significant, in-depth experiences as a student leader through voluntary service to the College for a period of at least two years in a variety of capacities as well as exhibiting solid academic achievement, good social standing and sound character.  To nominate a student for this award, please complete and submit the attached nomination form AND provide a letter of support for those accomplishments that were achieved during his/her time at SUNY Cortland.  Please note that all completed nominations for this award will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Student Leader Award.  This award is determined by the President's Cabinet.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kate Boland, Assistant Director of Leadership and Community Development, at 753-2034 or via e-mail at marykate.boland@cortland.edu