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

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. For more information, contact

Save the date: Leadership Awards Night 2017 will be held Thursday, April 20, in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club.

»Student organization presidents and advisers: RSVP for the Adviser's Dinner

»Students, faculty, staff and community members: RSVP for the Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to our 2016 leadership award winners!

Resident Assistant of the Year
Karinda Bunting

Baccalaureate Experience Awards
Outstanding Mentors (Fall 2015) Je’Coy Hawley and Victoria Sunseri
Outstanding Mentors (Spring 2016) Daniela Delvescovo and Leah Kedzuf

Most Improved Organization of the Year
Ice Hockey Club

Outstanding Organization of the Year
Roots & Shoots

Outstanding Organization of the Year
Live Well UT

The Tom Fitzgerald Most Spirited Organization of the Year
The University of Tampa Diplomats

Outstanding New Organization of the Year
Unified Dance Crew

J. Richard Piper Outstanding Advisor of the Year
Jeff Skowronek

Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
Edesa Scarborough

Faculty/Staff Unsung Heroes
The Office of Residence Life:
Sam DiRosa, Raven Davis, Sabrina Griffith, Chris Futch, Joe Wynn, Nora Jarmon, Jacquelyn Deptula, Jenn Scaia, Elena Franqui
Addie Carothers
Virginia Johnson
Carol Botwinski
Mary Martinasek
Jimmy Workman
Dax Kirkland
Jamie Pilarczyk
Santos Vasquez

Joyce Keller Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year
David Reamer

Greek Volunteer Organization of the Year
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Volunteer Organization of the Year
The University of Tampa Diplomats

Alternative Breaks Volunteer of the Year
Jessie Beckett

Greek Student Volunteer of the Year
Khadijah Khan

Student Volunteer of the Year
Daniel Holahan

Active Citizenship Award
Jennifer Sanchez

Outstanding Sorority of the Year
Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Fraternity of the Year
Tau Kappa Epsilon

Greek Man of the Year
Michael Paskach

Greek Woman of the Year
Alexis Daniel

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Student Employee of the Year
Jasper Davis

Bob Ruday Outstanding First Year of Involvement
Juhi Kore

Bob Ruday Outstanding Second Year of Involvement
Mitchell Arnold

Bob Ruday Outstanding Third Year of Involvement
Amanda Hyssong

Bob Ruday Outstanding Transfer of Involvement
Adena Hatcher

Bob Ruday Student Unsung Hero Award
Ann Biernat
Courtnay Buntyn
Katherine Duval
Ravi Goldberg
Leah Kedzuf
Austin MacFarland

Bob Ruday Servant Leadership Award
Jordan Fink
Donny Murray
Nicholas Tran
Stephanie Will

Bob Ruday Spartan Award
Taylor Bair
Melissa Bigger
Alyssa Duet
Jasper Davis
Sophie Moskowitz
Cristina Muyshondt
Victoria Suslovitch
Miranda Palumbo
Bekah Vigil
Benjamin White

Leadership and Academic Achievement Award
Molly Bagg
Jasper Davis
Matthew R. Hartford
Juhi Kore
Victoria Suslovitch
Megan Sylvia Turnquest

Experiential Education – Internship Award
Kristen Ewen

Experiential Education – Education Abroad Award
Benjamin White

Experiential Education – Leadership Award
Bekah Vigil

Experiential Education – Research Award
Katie Robinson

Experiential Education – Service Learning Award
Victoria Suslovitch

Female Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year
Christi Breinlinger

Male Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year
Austin MacFarland

Intramural Sports Official of the Year
Sean Brophy

Leadership Awards Night 2016 was held Thursday, April 21, in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club. 

Student Leader of the Month

The University of Tampa recognizes one undergraduate student for demonstrating exemplary leadership practices 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, nonprofit 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

Congratulations to our recent Student Leaders of the Month!

April 2015
James Scudero

March 2015
Michael Magnotto

January/February 2015
Joshua Drisko

November/December 2014
Haylee Yeatman

October 2014
Jennifer Sanchez

August/September 2014
Cylie Svartoien