(April 8, 2019) -- Shining a spotlight on the incredible contributions of UTSA students, faculty and staff, winners of the 2019 University Life Awards were announced during a special two night ceremony. UTSA President Taylor Eigmhy and several members of his leadership team, including Vice President of Student Affairs Sam Gonzales, were on hand to honor these students and organizations for their impressive accomplishments.
The University Life Awards recognize outstanding students, student organizations, staff and faculty for their contributions to the quality of student life at UTSA. The awards, coordinated by both the Council of Student Organizations and the Student Government Association, are presented annually during the spring semester.
More than 300 nominations from organizations and individuals were submitted this year for consideration in categories including Outstanding Registered Student Organization, Outstanding Program Celebrating Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and Outstanding Students by Classification, among many others.
The highest honors for individual students go to the recipients of the Jane Findling Award, recognizing individual achievements over the 2018-2019 academic year, and the Golden Feather Award, recognizing students that have crafted a powerful legacy over the entire course of their academic careers at UTSA.
The Golden Feather Award winners:
Jane Findling Award winners:
The full list of student organization winners include:
Outstanding Collaborative Program
Outstanding Community Activism Organization
Outstanding Community Service Program
Outstanding Educational Program
Outstanding Membership Development Program
Outstanding Performing Organization
Outstanding Professional Development Program
Outstanding Program Celebrating Culture, Diversity and Inclusion
Outstanding Religious/Spiritual Program
Fraternity Man of the Year
Sorority Woman of the Year
Diane Abdo Outstanding Advisor Award
Outstanding New Student Organization
Outstanding Registered Student Organization
Outstanding Sponsored Student Organization
The full list of individual student, faculty, and staff winners include:
Outstanding Graduate Student
Male Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Volunteer of the Year Award
John Kaulfus Outstanding Professional Staff Member
Outstanding Faculty Member
Nominations for the 2020 University Life Awards will open in December.
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