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Student Leadership Awards

Student Leadership AwardsEvery year,the Student Government and The Office of Student Life and Leadership presents the Student Leadership Awards to outstanding PVCC students and recognized student organizations at the  Annual Student Recognition Celebration.

For a list of past winners, click here!

 

Awards Presented Include:

Golden Puma: Distinguished Student Leadership Award

The Distinguished Student Leadership Award is the highest honor bestowed upon three students annually at PVCC.  This award recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with achievement in areas such as leadership, athletics, community service, fine and performing arts, entrepreneurship and career achievement.  Although there is no prescribed grade point average for this award, it is assumed that recipients will have high academic achievement. 

Faculty or staff members are encouraged to nominate students. Students MAY NOT self-nominate.   Candidates must have completed 24 credits to be considered for the award.  

(The Distinguished Student Leadership award recipients receive a $500 scholarship, a plaque, and a certificate along with recognition at the Student Recognition Ceremony.  Individuals nominated, but not selected, will receive the Puma Paw award.  In order to receive the scholarship, students must be U.S. Citizens or have legal residency.)


Puma Paw: Student Leader Award

The Student Leader award is reserved for students who demonstrate superior college and/or community involvement.  Although there is no prescribed grade point average for this award, it is assumed that recipients will have high academic achievement. 

Faculty or staff members are encouraged to nominate students.  Students MAY NOT self nominate.  Candidates must have completed 12 credits to be considered for the award.  
(All students nominated for the Puma Paw will receive a puma paw pin and a certificate along with recognition at the Student Recognition Ceremony.)


Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria, listed below, are the same for each award.  A student may be nominated for either or both awards.

  • Academic Performance:  Examples may include grade point average, honors received, and/or other scholarly projects.
  • Leadership:  Examples may include coordination of a project, program or event, developed and implemented successfully within our college or community, documented local, state, or national recognition for excellence (i.e., recipient of major scholarships/ athletic awards and/or recognition by national associations and honor societies), and/or demonstrated exceptional leadership on campus instrumental in creating or enhancing a student organization.
  • Community Service:  Examples may include performance of outstanding and innovative service within our community, documented membership in a non-profit organizations, and/or community outreach activities.

Nominations will be accepted for the 2015 Ceremony in the Spring of 2015.

4 PART NOMINATION FORM

PART 1:
Student Information
PART 2: Nominator Information
PART 3: Application Questions
PART 4: Optional Documents of Evidence

By submitting this nomination form, I give permission to Paradise Valley Community College and authorize the use of any of this nomination information in conjunction with the Student Leadership Awards for the purposes of promoting the College, its programs, and its services.

Part 1 - Student Information

Part 2 - Nominator or Reference Information

Part 3 - Application Questions

Limit each response to at least 250 words and NO MORE THAN 500 words. 
(It is strongly recommended that you type your responses separately [e.g. Word] and then copy and paste your responses into the respective response areas.)

1. Discuss the nominee’s current academic goals including how the nominee has excelled academically.  Examples may include grade point average, honors received, and/or other scholarly projects.

2. Describe how the nominee's contributions to campus and/or community life demonstrate exceptional leadership. Examples may include coordination of a project, program or event, developed and implemented successfully within our college or community, documented local, state, or national recognition for excellence (i.e., recipient of major scholarships/ athletic awards and/or recognition by national associations and honor societies), and/or demonstrated exceptional leadership on campus instrumental in creating or enhancing a student organization.

3. What specific need(s) has the nominee addressed in the community? What approach has the nominee (you) used to address this need in the community? Examples may include performance of outstanding and innovative service within our community, documented membership in a non-profit organizations, and/or community outreach activities.

4. Describe the nominee's efforts, challenges, and personal growth encountered through their (your) involvement.

Part 4 -    Optional Documents

Deliver any appropriate documents that you would like the selection committee to consider for your nominee.  These optional documents may include but are not limited to the following:

Resume
Letters of Reference
Evaluations
Local/State/National Awards
Documentation of Service

Limit 3 documents per application.  Documentation is to be delivered to the Student Life Center, in the KSC building, by the nomination deadline.

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E-mail us

Phone: (602) 787-7240
 

Staff

Director of Student Life and Leadership
Mike Ho

E-mail 
602.787.7308

Student Life & Leadership
Program Specialist
Ryan Martin

E-mail
602.787.7242

Student Life and Leadership
Program Specialist
Rowdy Duncan

E-mail
602.787.7390

Student Worker

Ivy Potter

602.787.7240
 

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