The SOAR Awards

Celebrating the accomplishments of student leaders, advisors, clubs and organizations, the SOAR Awards are presented annually during the spring semester.

2020-2021 SOAR Award Nominations Are Now Open!

To recognize the amazing leadership and events hosted by our numerous student organizations, the Office of Student Engagement is excited to announce our 2020-2021 nomination process.

Use our nomination forms to tell us about an amazing student leader, student organization, or advisor/campus partner. Please be sure to be as detailed as possible in your nomination.

Nomination Forms

View award descriptions

Nominations will close at 5:00pm on Friday, March 19th. Contact Dexter Sharp ( for more information.

Student Leader Nomination
Student Organization Nomination
Campus Partner Nomination
Outstanding Organizational Commitment to Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE)

Emerging Leader of the Year

Amani Davis

Living Our Values Award

Christine Pangborn

Thrive Organization of the Year

Spoon University

Thrive Student of the Year

Kaleigh Wingate

The Unsung Hero Award

Ashley Estrela

The Bridge Builder Award

Mariama Jallow

Student Leader of the Year

Burke Preston

Outstanding First Year Student Leader

Jordan Diamond

Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader

Caroline Walker

Outstanding Junior Student Leader

Zach Gregory

Outstanding Senior Student Leader

Mikayla Thomas

Chinuntdet-Crowe Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Mark Sucoloski

Advisor of the Year

Kevin Frazier – Anthony Aston Players

Advisor Achievement Award

Camry Wilborn

Student Organization of the Year

Anthony Aston Players

New Student Organization of the Year

Psychology Club

Event of the Year

Wake N Shake

Outstanding Collaboration of the Year

South & Southeast Asian Holiday Fest – South Asian Students Association, Hindu Students Association, & Asian Student Interest Association

Campus Partner of the Year

Jessica Wallace