Liautaud Students Recognized With Leadership Awards

39th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, UIC held a recognition ceremony to honor outstanding student volunteers engaged in campus and community service. The recipients of the awards had been nominated either by their peers, student organization advisers, faculty, or staff at the University.

UIC invited Ms. Jenne Meyers to be the keynote speaker for the awards ceremony.  Ms. Meyers is the Chief Service Officer for the Mayor's Office in the City of Chicago.  As the first-ever Chief Service Officer for Chicago, her charge is to develop and implement a citywide plan for increasing volunteerism and utilizing volunteers to address some of the city's greatest needs, particularly focusing on programs and services that promote the economic recovery and provide out-of-school opportunities for young people. The service plan and campaign she developed, One Good Deed Chicago, was launched in January 2011.

Ms. Jenne Meyers speaks to the audience at the Awards Ceremony
Ms. Jenne Meyers speaks to the audience at
the CSSLA Ceremony

Several UIC Liautaud students were nominated and received awards at this event, and we congratulate and thank them for all the hard work and dedication that they have contributed to UIC Liautaud and the entire UIC community!

Eugertha Bates Memorial Award

The Eugertha Bates Memorial Award is given in recognition of the student whose volunteer and leadership activities in a campus and/or community setting demonstrate a significant level of caring, dedication, and selfless commitment to others. Nominees for this award must have made an exceptional contribution to the humanitarian needs of others. 

Liautaud Student Nominees:
Alan Leon          
Angie Ortega
Hiromi-Anne Usui
Lee-Lin Wang

Jefferson Awards for Public Service

The Jefferson Award for Public Service was established by the American Institute for Public Service in 1972, through the leadership of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard, to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. At UIC, the Jefferson Award for Public Service has been granted annually to students who have made exemplary contributions to public and community service with proven longevity, intensity, and sustainable impact.

Liautaud Student Nominees:
Alan Leon
Angie Ortega 

Chancellor’s Student Service Award

Since 1973, the Chancellor’s Student Service Award has honored students who have made an outstanding contribution to the university through campus and community service. Student recipients must contribute a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus and/or community service projects. Students must be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is received, be in good academic and judicial standing, have volunteered in a campus and/or community service organization, and must have made a significant contribution to this organization. 

Liautaud Student Award Recipients:
Alan Leon 
Angie Ortega
Joshua Prince
Marisa Randle
Hiromi-Anne Usui
Lee-Lin Wang

Marisa Randle and Lee-Lin Wang at the Leadership Awards Reception
Marisa Randle and Lee-Lin Wang at the
Leadership Awards Reception

Student Leadership Award

Since 1972, the University of Illinois Alumni Association has had the privilege of honoring exceptional graduating students for their impact as leaders of the various societies, groups and organizations at UIC. No more than 50 recipients are selected every year by the UIC Campus Alumni Advisory Board. Eligible nominees are associated with a leadership role within one or several UIC student organizations, volunteer agencies, or campus departments where a profound impact was made due to the student’s leadership efforts. Nominees must also be in good academic standing and either have received their undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in the fall (December 2010) or will be receiving their degree in the spring (May 2011). Recipients received their award at the UIAA Leadership Awards Brunch on April 10, 2011.

Liautaud Student Award Recipient:
Thor Perplies