Student Affairs holds Inaugural Awards Ceremony
More than 100 nominations submitted for two-dozen awards
MARIETTA, Ga. (May 11, 2016) — The Division of Student Affairs recently honored two dozen individuals and organizations from among more than 100 nominations during its Inaugural Awards Ceremony at the Theater in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center on the Marietta Campus.
Kennesaw State University’s Division of Student Affairs is home to 11 departments that provide opportunities for learning outside the classroom through offering a wide variety of programs and services for students.
The University has more than 350 student organizations that sponsor activities and events each year, contributing to the life of Kennesaw State’s two campuses.
“This event recognized the outstanding achievements of Kennesaw State student organizations and individuals for the 2015-16 academic year,” said Kathy Alday, assistant vice president for Student Affairs.
“The new Kennesaw State University would not be as great an institution as it is without the hard work and dedication every day of our students, student organizations, faculty and staff members, and community members,” Alday added.
Executive Director of Career Services Ana Baida served as chair of the Inaugural Awards Committee. Aaron Roberson, student assistant in the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales, served as emcee.
Student organizations and individuals honored at the Inaugural Awards event included:
Division of Student Affairs Overall Awards
Student of the Year: Jaiva Crawford
Advisor of the Year: Christopher Carter
Organization of the Year: KSU Motorsports
Adult Learner Programs
Mentor of the Year: Elainey Jones
Collaboration, Leadership and Service: George Hart
Outstanding Adult Learner: Brenda Owens
Center for Student Leadership
Outstanding Owl Leadership Fellow: Samantha Abney
Outstanding Engaged Owl Leader Coordinator: Marissa Jordan
Outstanding Peer Leader: Joseph McCrary
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Greek Man of the Year: George Greig-Dunn, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Greek Woman of the Year: Maya Choucair, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority
Greek Chapter of the Year: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
International Student Retention Services
Services Sudden Impact Award: Muhammad Bilal
Helping Hands Award: Henriette N’kodia
ISA Spirit Award: Giuseppe De Fazio
Sports and Recreation
Engaged Student Award: Dallas Hall
Student Legacy Award: Caitlee Greene
Student Employee of the Year: Kyler Brady
SGA Member of the Year: Lily Roche
Organization Leader of the Year: Cooper Lewis
Editor of the Year: Carson Long
Manager of the Year: Michael Moore
Community Rising Star Award: Michael Simpson
You Make A Difference Award: Janet Clark
Change Agent of the Year Award: City of Kennesaw/Kimberly Flores
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.