The 44 Stars of Excellence Awards acknowledge students, advisors, and recognized student organizations/Greek chapters who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to their organization and its mission. Students, faculty and staff are invited annually to submit nominations for the awards.
Below are the descriptions for each award and the nominees for each category for the 2020 Gala.
To view our virtual Gala experience from 2020 on YouTube.
2020 Gala Winners:
|Award||Individual||Recognized Student Orgs|
|Public and Community Service||–||National Pan-Hellenic Council, Black Reign Step Team|
|Outstanding Media Production or Publication||–||CitrusTV|
|Best New Event/Initiative||Stephanie Hausman||Pride Union, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated|
|Rising Leader||Sam Jeza, Amanda Paule||–|
|SU Spirit Award||Allie Westbrook||–|
|The Award for Positive Advocacy and Awareness||Sameeha Saied||Students for Body Acceptance|
|The Award for Diversity and Inclusion||Tatiana Hernandez-Mitchell||Pride Union|
|The La Fuerza Community Enhancement Award||Mirjahon Turdiev, Kristen Wong||Black Reign Step Team|
|Unsung Hero||Jordan Bunsis, Emberlin Lejo, Cleo Hamilton||–|
|The Vitamin C Scholar and Leadership Award||Sofia Donolo, Marceli Rocha-Rocha||–|
|Greek Man of the Year||Connor Dennewitz||–|
|Greek Woman of the Year||Andrea Roque||–|
|The Award for Excellence by an Organization President||Jennifer Nguyen, Brianna Yates, Mackenzie Mertikas, Andrew Regalado||–|
|The Award for Outstanding Senior Leadership||Lila Nazarian, Alyssa Cregan, Ryan Houck||–|