Leadership Awards

The University of Tampa recognizes outstanding individuals and student organizations at its annual Leadership Awards Night.

Student Leader of the Month

The University of Tampa recognizes one undergraduate student for demonstrating exemplary leadership traits during each month of the academic year. Students, faculty and staff from within the UT community and contacts off campus (e.g., employers, internship supervisors, non-profit agencies, etc.) are encouraged to nominate a student for this monthly award. To nominate a student, please visit the online Student Leader of the Month nomination form. For more information, contact spartanleadership@ut.edu.

Leadership Awards Night Celebration

Each April, the University community gathers for a night of celebration, honoring the achievements of students, faculty, staff and student organizations during the academic year. Student organizations, individual students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate one another for these annual awards. Leadership Awards Night 2015 is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, on the 9th Floor of the Vaughn Center. For more information, contact spartanleadership@ut.edu.

Applications for Leadership Awards Night 2015 are now closed. Thank you to our students, faculty and staff who submitted nominations and applications! 

2014 Leadership Award Winners 

Outstanding Commitment to Student Life
Evan Chipouras

Active Citizen Award
Kayla Felix

Volunteer Organization of the Year

Greek Volunteer Organization of the Year
Delta Sigma Theta

Volunteer of the Year
Leanna Wade

Alternative Breaks Volunteer of the Year 
Emilia Brzozowski

Male Intramural Athlete of the Year
Dominic Marotto

Female Intramural Athlete of the Year
Kat Malat

Intramural Sports Official of the Year
Ali Sharifi

Tom Fitzgerald Most Spirited Organization of the Year
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Outstanding First Year of Involvement
Conor Green

Student Leader of the Year
Jacqueline French

Greek Woman of the Year
Rachael Teague

Greek Man of the Year
Trevor Hyssong

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Student Employee of the Year
Adam Poshka

Faculty/Staff Advisor of the Year
Cindy Parsons

Joyce Keller Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year 
Kathryn Branch

Unsung Hero
Dan Cooley, Dawn Hoskins, Holley Nordman, Jamelia Robertson, Michelle Pelaez, Sandi Fernandez, Sarah Jirek, Sheila Hood, Tim Harding

Most Improved Organization of the Year

Outstanding New Organization of the Year 
Pi Beta Phi

Outstanding Organization of the Year (Small)
Math Club

Outstanding Organization of the Year (Large) 

Outstanding Sorority of the Year
Delta Zeta Sorority

Outstanding Fraternity of the Year
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Bob Ruday Servant Leadership Award
Heather Bowen and Rebecca Vaclav

Bob Ruday Student Unsung Hero Award
Jesse Appelbaum, Brian Cicero, Amber Myer, Kelsea Roccapriore, Samantha Zaleski, James Zebrowski

Spartan Awards
Ebonie Carter, Patrick Creedon, James Hanna, Chris Haran, Brad Larino, Amita Rajguru, Christian Reich, William Sandoval, Rachael Teague, Shandra Washington 

Experiential Education Intern of the Year Award
Patrick Creedon

Experiential Education Service Learning Award
Lauren Martin

Experiential Education International Experience Award
Aleria Culebras Accurso

Experiential Education Undergraduate Research Award
Maximillian Ganz

Experiential Education Leadership Award
Kristin Anderson