Leadership Awards Banquet
The Student Center Leadership Development Program is proud to recognize individual students and student organizations for their hard work, spirit and dedication. The annual Student Center Celebration of Leadership & Involvement provides an opportunity for the campus to come together to recognize outstanding leadership.
In mid-February, nominations are accepted for the many individuals and organizations deserving recognition. A committee of students is created to review the nominations and select one or more individuals or organizations to receive the various awards. At our banquet, all nominees are recognized for all of their hard work, as well as those chosen as award winners.
Awards and Nomination Criteria
Outstanding Leadership and Service Award is presented to a student who has greatly contributed to the campus and/or Keene community through his/her service and leadership. This person has shown exemplary initiative, motivation, and potential for the future. Multiple awards may be presented.
Outstanding Volunteer Service Award is presented to a student who has gone above and beyond in their volunteer service to others. Through their contributions, they have had a significant impact on our campus and community
Outstanding President Award is presented to the president of an organization who has shown immeasurable leadership within his/her organization.
Outstanding Greek Organization is presented to the fraternity or sorority best exemplifying its ideals and contributing to the student experience at KSC.
Outstanding Academic Organization is presented to the academic organization that best exemplifies its mission/purpose and contributes to the student experience at KSC. This includes all honor societies.
Outstanding Non-Academic Organization is presented to the non-academic organization that best exemplifies its mission/purpose and contributes to the student experience at KSC.
Outstanding Advisor is presented to the advisor of a student organization who has made a significant impact and gone above and beyond his/her usual responsibilities.
The Echo Award is presented to a student who stands up for his/her ideals, operates with a focus on social justice and consistently values fairness. This person is a prime example of living one's values. Furthermore, this person enables groups and individuals to flourish, recognizes the significance of small acts in the effort to attain a greater vision, and has an impact that echoes throughout the campus community.
The Michael J. Watters Memorial Scholarship Award is presented to a junior year student who has demonstrated leadership ability and consistently sets positive goals beneficial to the spirit of community at KSC.
The Tyler John Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment Award is presented to a sophomore, junior, or senior New Hampshire resident who is an active member of the Social Activities Council and is committed to leading by example and giving back to their campus, community, and fellow students .
The Leo F. Redfern Outstanding Citizenship Award is presented to a graduating senior who has made a significant impact on the campus and city communities as well as significantly contributing to the overall enhancement and progression of campus life at Keene State.
The Matthew T. Paul Resident Assistant Award is presented to a current resident assistant who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in their role as an RA as well as their involvement in student activities, and other leadership roles. In addition to currently serving as an RA, this award is presented to an individual who will be returning to campus next year to serve as an RA.