Light & Life Awards Winners of the Overall Excellence for Community Service: Safe Zone Training – GLOW
The “Light and Life” awards at McPherson College, announced the evening of May 15, are a new honor this year to recognize students who exemplify the college’s mission: Scholarship. Participation. Service.
Among the award categories were Emerging Leader, Outstanding Student Leader and Outstanding Student Group.
Emerging Leader Award This award recognizes rising undergraduate student leaders.
Nominees: Rea Samuels winner Justin Smeltzer Ashley Frankenberry Johanna Hoffman Landon Stang Caleb Hecker
Outstanding Student Leader Award This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate student leaders who have demonstrated excellence in academic growth and achievement as well as excellence in contribution to the McPherson community through leadership and participation in campus activities.
Nominees: Chris Barnes Ashley Sinness Dani Jacks winner Lara Neher Seth Schueller Jacob Patrick Damian Lund Kevin Aka Sam Williams Emily Girard Laurina Hannan
Overall Excellence for Community Service Award This award recognizes a student group’s overall community service efforts for an ongoing program or a series of programs during the academic year.
Nominees: Anti-Hunger Run-2013 Orientation Team Breast Cancer Awareness-Spirit Team and Women’s Soccer Safe Zone Training-GLOW winner Trunk or Treat-Dotzour Hall and the Campus Community
Overall Excellence in Programming/Activity Award This award recognizes innovative and outstanding achievements in the planning, delegation, execution, promotion and presentation of programs by a student group.
Nominees: Metzler Hall Dodgeball Bittinger Hall Self-Defense Class winner Morrison & Bittinger Hall- Water Balloon Fight Morrison & Bittinger Hall- Thanksgiving
Outstanding New Student Group Award This award recognizes excellence in achievements and contributions to the community by a new student group. A student group is classified as a group that received recognition from the Student Government Association for the first time between August 2013 and April 2014.
Eligible groups are: Book Club Peer Ministry Takeover winner Seeds Club Pre-Health Professionals Club Black Student Union Peacefully Simply Together (PST)
Outstanding Student Group Award This award recognizes the quality of leadership that a group exhibits, positive impact on the community, and the outstanding accomplishments of a recognized student group.
Nominees: M-Club Rotaract winner Business Club TOTs P3 and S3
Outstanding Volunteer Advisor Award Consideration for recognition is based on the following criteria and examples:
Is recognized for his/her work with the group in the development of students, their leadership skills and creativity, as well as the group’s development
Is recognized for having an extraordinary impact on students’ lives and has earned their respect
Has made significant contributions to the campus community
Is aware and understands University policies and procedures and is able to clarify to students when needed
Serves as the advisor voluntarily (it is not part of their job/professional responsibilities to work with the group)
Maintains regular communication with the student group, regularly attends meetings and/or events, and understands/supports the student group’s mission