EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma honored the achievements of campus leaders during the annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony.
“UCO’s Campus Leadership Awards are a celebration of the outstanding leadership displayed by our students and student organizations. The theme this year was ‘Anchored in Leadership’ as these students and organizations have continuously displayed their commitment to this university, their peers and their organizations,” said Nicole Doherty, coordinator of student organizations.
Recipients of the 2013-14 awards, followed by hometown, are:
Broncho Spirit Award: Michaela Kohler, Edmond
Outstanding Commitment to Service: Christopher Dowling, Alva
Outstanding Commitment to Diversity: Vincent Burr, Edmond
Spirit of Student Affairs: Rachael Odor, Edmond
Top Central Man: Tyler Mette, Marietta
Top Central Woman: Jillian Goodman, Moore
Outstanding Freshman Student Leaders: Ethan Wood, Crescent; Denton Cole Scherman, Perry; Katherine Sheehan, Marlow; Rebekah Murphy, Edmond; Mariah Edwards, Wagoner; Sara Anne Riggs, Edmond; Mariah Wagner, Enid; Christen Hickey, Edmond; Brady Sowell, Edmond; and Mackenzie Richardson, Harrah.
Outstanding Sophomore Student Leaders: McKenzie Hodge, Moore; Kirsten Pierce, Piedmont; Alexis Ridenour, Skiatook; Jernye Werth, Kingston; and Josh Jarrett, Edmond.
Outstanding Junior Student Leaders: Nela Mrchkovska, Skopje, Macedonia; Blakely Elliott, Edmond; Collin Troester, Edmond; Kalisa Mora, Guymon; Anna Graves, Edmond; and Paul Brown, Waurika.
Outstanding Senior Student Leaders: Jillian Goodman, Moore; Lindsey Edmonson, Broken Arrow; Morgan Myers, Moore; Kiyana Baird, Choctaw; Illiana Escamilla, Edmond; Sarah Moss, Norman; Jonna Whetsel, Oklahoma City; Rilee Harrison, Sallisaw; Kory Atcuson, Coleman; and Brian Blevins, Pryor Creek.
Peer Health Leader of the Year : Hannah Van Meter, Edmond
Female Intramural Athlete of the Year: Danielle Morgan, Prague
Male Intramural Athlete of the Year: Daniel Carr-Holloway, Duncan.
Student organization recipients are:
Outstanding Commitment to Community Service and Philanthropy: L.A.D.I.E.S. in Pink
Outstanding Commitment to Diversity: Student Alliance for Equality
Outstanding Student Organization of the Year: Tri Beta Biology Club, Healthy Campus Initiative: Tomorrow’s Alcohol and Drug Counselors of America
Adviser of the Year, faculty: Renee Warning
Adviser of the Year, staff: Liliana Renteria
Spirit of Student Affairs: Black Student Association
Fraternity and sorority awards:
Most Improved Chapter: Alpha Delta Pi
Outstanding New Member Education Program: ACACIA
Outstanding Community Service and Philanthropic Program: Delta Zeta
Outstanding Community Relations: Alpha Delta Pi
Outstanding Risk Management Program: Delta Zeta
Fraternity and Sorority Chapter of the Year: Sigma Nu
For more information about UCO and opportunities for student involvement and leadership, visit www.uco.edu.
Lindsay Houts is a staff writer with UCO University Relations.