Sixth Annual Leadership Recognition Banquet

Jacklyn Nowotnik, Arts & Life Editor


Representatives from the new organization Undocumented Resilient and Organized (URO) come up to accept the Trailblazer award.



On April 18, 2012, NEIU held its annual Leadership Recognition Banquet in Alumni Hall from 5pm to 7pm. According to Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Frank Ross, this was a time to “celebrate the achievements of organizational leaders, staff and advisors.” The evening started out with a slide show of pictures from throughout the year of activities and events that students in various Student Leadership Development programs participated in. Afterwards, recognition was given to the Freshmen Leadership Institute, the Alternative Spring Break Trip leaders and to the Advancing Leadership Recognition Program. Following that, individual and group awards were given to the winners of each category. However, one statement made by SGA Vice President, Jessica Dominguez rang true, “ win or lose, you make this university what it is.”

Recipients of the group and individual awards:

Blue and Gold–Sociology Club
Soaring Eagle– Omega Delta Phi Fraternity
NRichment– SEEDS Literary Journal
Golden Eagle–Janean Watkins
Legacy–Daphne Kozlowski
Sheena L. Glover Service Award- -Ahriel Mullings
Indelible Mark– Sarator Whitehead
Wilson Media Award—Emily Haddad