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The annual Student Leadership and Involvement awards ceremony and reception, presented by the Chancellor’s Office and the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, were held April 27 in the Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom.

The event recognized student groups, organizations and individual leaders that made significant contributions to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh inside and outside of the classroom.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Petra Roter, Assistant Director of Student Activities Stan Sweeney and other University staff presented awards to the following recipients:

Student organization awards

  • Social Event of the Year — Reeve Union Board
  • Contribution to Community Award — Colleges Against Cancer
  • Publicity of the Year — Reeve Union Board
  • Outstanding Cultural Event Award — Club Nippon
  • Outstanding Academic/ Educational Program — Model United Nations
  • Emerging Organization of the Year — Study Abroad Ambassador Team
  • Innovation and Creativity Award — Circle K
  • Co-Sponsorship of the year — Reeve Union Board
  • Most Improved Organization — Asian Student Association

Individual awards

  • Outstanding Student Organizational President — Amanda Krohn
  • Adviser of the Year — Chie Kakigi
  • Greek Woman of the Year — Christina Butzine
  • Outstanding Emerging Leader — David Rathsack
  • Outstanding Student Leader — Shane Arman

Graduation awards

Student Leadership Award
Shannon Dvorjac, Ashley Goral, Margaret Hoffman, Katherine James, Teresa Schabel, Natasha Steenbergen and Sarwat Fatima Syeda

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Natalie Binder, Shannon Dvorjac, Ashley Goral, Margaret Hoffman, Katherine James, Elise Kennedy, Andrea Koch, Sarah Konop, Jesse Smet, Natasha Steenbergen, Sarwat Fatima Syeda and Deborah Wetzel

Spring 2009 Commencement Speakers

Morning ceremony — Kira-Lynn Reeves
Afternoon ceremony — Ashley Goral

Each student organization award recipient received a $50 Reeve gift card and their name on a plaque in Reeve Memorial Union. Each individual award recipient received a $250 scholarship and his or her name on a plaque in Reeve Union.