Leadership Appreciation Dinner
Monday, January 16th; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Wilson Commons
The Mid-Year Leadership training's mission is to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they will benefit from and in turn strengthen their organization. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership. Breakout sessions will be led by professional staff and experienced student leaders.
The focus is for new leaders (new to a position or first time on an executive board) as a number or organizations hold elections at the end of the calendar year. It is HIGHLY ENCOURAGE that each organization send one executive board representative to the training. More can attend especially for new leaders. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.
Please make sure your CCC site is up todate with your current executive board members for the spring semester.
We hope this training will prove engaging and beneficial for the University of Rochester's 250+ student organizations. Our student organizations bring great richness, innovation, awareness, and energy to our campus. Student Organization Leaders that have primary advisors from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Interfaith Chapel, Athletics & Recreation, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to this training.
12:30-1:00PM – Registration: Bridge Lounge
1:00-1:50pm – Opening Session: May Room
2:00-3:00pm – Medallion Program
- Medallion Program Level One:
- Havens Lounge – Ed Feldman
- Gowen Room – Melissa Rusnica
- WC Room 121 – Casey Talbot
- WC Room 122 – Lydia Crews
- Medallion Program Level Two:
- WC Room 104 – John DiSarro
3:10-3:35pm - Flash Session 1
- Business Manager: Gowen Room – Jen Nicholson & Patrick Fink
- Presidents Round Table: Havens – Anne-Marie Algier & Vito Martino
- Maintaining a Great Organization: WC Room 121 – Stacey Fisher
- Programming 101: WC Room 122 – Heather Maclin
- Interfaith Chapel Leadership Update: WC Room 503 – Denise Yarbrough
3:45-4:10pm - Flash Session 2
- Tips to Completing SOAR and other ARC Resources: Gowen Room – Laura Ballou, Reyna Joyce, and Alex Guerrero
- Transition: WC Room 104 – Stephen Armstrong
- Motivating Members: WC Room 121 – Ed Feldman
- CCC Deep Dive: WC Room 122 – Brian Magee
The Leadership Appreciation Dinner honors and recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have enriched the University of Rochester's community through their varied programs, publications, activities, and community service. Four awards will be given during the dinner 1) Alice DeSimone, 2) Ana Hubbard 3) Outstanding New Student Organization and 4) Student Organization Photo Winner. This year's Leadership Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in the Douglass Ballroom. This event is invitation only and for organizations who are advised by Rochester Center for Community Leadership and Wilson Commons Student Activities. Attire is business casual.
RSVP to the dinner closed
Alice DeSimone Award
The Alice DeSimone Award is given each year in memory of Alice DeSimone, who served for seventeen years as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Students. This award is presented to students whose contributions to co-curricular life at the University have strengthened community spirit and involvement.Nominees need not be in high profile or formal positions of leadership to be considered. Instead, this award recognizes dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, and positive role modeling as leadership traits that help promote and maintain a strong quality of life for all. This award can and will be given to more than one student of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (KEY or Take 5).
- Vivian Li
- Sarah Bjornland
- Kylie Sargeant
- Md. Tanveer Karim
- Isabel Miller
- Margaret Curtis
- Kathryn Labine
Ana Hubbard Award
2017 Winner: Aurek Ransom
The Ana Hubbard Award was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Ana Hubbard, class of 1999. Wilson Commons Student Activities presents the Ana Hubbard Award in recognition of a student whose participation in a student organization has improved their life, provided valuable skills and contributed to the vitality of their student organization and campus community. This award will be given to a member of the junior, senior, or 5th year program (Take 5 or KEY).
Outstanding New Student Organization Award
Awarded to an undergraduate, University-recognized student organization that has been around between 1-4 years and is advised by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership or Wilson Commons Student Activities. This student organization is moving beyond the expectations of a startup organization. They demonstrate a long-lasting impact on the campus environment for all students.
All nominators (self-nominations accepted) need to provide is 3-5 sentences telling us what stands out about this organization. Referencing outstanding collaboration, programming, productivity and how it aligns with their mission.
SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group)
Student Organization Photo Winner
- Chinese Students' Association (CSA)= Best Group Portrait - the selected photo best captures an organization's members in a thoughtful reflective moment.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)= Best CCC Page - this prize is given to the organization that best utilizes the options on CCC to visually showcase their organization.
- Korean Percussion Group (HON)= Best Creative Group - the selected photo captures the vision and spirit of an organization in an inspired way.
Submit to the contest by RSVPing to the dinner. You can submit photos even though they don't fit into the photo contest categories. Photos submitted should showcase the spirit of your organization. Please do not submit blurry images.
The Medallion Program aims to educate student leaders by providing opportunities for intentional learning, self-reflection, and skill development. Students enrolled in the Medallion Program will gain a strong sense of self-awareness, work effectively with others, and become civically and socially engaged.
Students from all majors, class levels, and degrees of leadership experience who wish to enhance their personal lives and the lives of others are welcome. The Medallion Program provides a balance between structure and creativity. Participants will need to meet specific requirements, but they also have the freedom to choose events and programs that meet their needs.
The program is divided into three different levels, each building on the last. A student can choose to complete all levels, some levels, or even just a few workshops. At any point students can move in and out of levels or choose to only take a few workshops. Those that complete all levels will be welcomed into the Medallion Leadership Society!
For more information and to start your journey visit the program website.
Tuesday, August 30th, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm, Wilson Commons
The Fall Leadership training's mission is to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they will benefit from and in turn strengthen their organization. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership. Breakout sessions will be led by professional staff and experienced student leaders.
Each group is expected to send two executive board representatives to the training; if your organization has a business manager, that person should attend. Fraternity & Sorority, Club Sports, and Special Interest Housing organizations are limited to 2 members. It's to your advantage to include as many members as possible. If you have questions about this, contact your primary advisor.
We hope this training will prove engaging and beneficial for the University of Rochester's 250+ student organizations. Our student organizations bring great richness, innovation, awareness, and energy to our campus. Student Organization Leaders that have primary advisors from Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Interfaith Chapel, Athletics & Recreation, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, and Wilson Commons Student Activities are invited to attend the Fall Leadership Training on Tuesday, August 30th.