Campus Engagement and Leadership is proud to host annually the Leadership Awards. These awards are designed to recognize the efforts of student leaders, groups, and activities that exemplify the values outlined in the CEL mission.
All students (not just those who hold formal leadership positions) are potential leaders and are eligible to receive a student leadership award. Likewise, all officially-registered student organizations in good standing with the UNC Pembroke are eligible for awards based upon nomination or self-application materials submitted by the last business day in March each year. Students nominated for individual awards must be in good academic and judicial standing at UNC Pembroke.
Nominations may be submitted by any student, faculty, or staff member at UNCP by logging into BraveConnect and completing the Student Leadership Awards Nomination Packet.
*Please note all awards may not be given each year.
Chancellor’s Cup: In recognition of commitment to the organization and its members, leadership, and the UNCP and Pembroke communities.
2018: Greener Coalition; 2nd Place; Spectrum and Student Honors Council
2017: Student Honors Council; 2nd Place: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
2016: Chinese Club; 2nd Place: Student Honors Council
2015: Chinese Club; 2nd Place: PRSSA
2014: no recipient
2013: Health Careers Club
2012: Health Careers Club
2011: Phi Beta Sigma
2010: Sigma Gamma Rho
2009: Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta
Outstanding New Student Organization: In recognition of a newly registered student organization (established on or after April 1 of the previous academic year) that exhibits initiative in organizational development, strong potential to contribute to the UNCP quality of life, and a positive presence within the University and/or the surrounding community.
2018: Brave's Track Club
2017: Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Embracing Difference Award: In recognition of commitment to creating and maintaining a socially just and globally engaged citizenry among students and paving the way for positive change.
2018: North and Belk Resident Advisors
2016: Gay Students and Allies
2015: Association of Campus Entertainment
Values Based Leadership Award: In recognition of commitment to congruence by living, working, and leading in alignment with their core values, principals, and beliefs.
2017: Sigma Delta Pi
2016: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
2015: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Chinese Club
Responsible Citizenship Award: In recognition of a student organization that has made a meaningful contribution to the surrounding community.
2018: North and Belk Resident Advisors and Hall Council
2017: Care Resource Center
Red-tailed Hawk Spirit Award: In recognition of an organization that embodies qualities of the red-tailed hawk – speed, keen sight, focus, power, and good luck.
2017: Residence Hall Association
2016: Residence Hall Association
Program of the Year Award: In recognition of a program that was primarily planned and implemented by students, who worked collaboratively with two or more student groups, University departments, or the greater Pembroke community.
2017: UNCP Bock Party, Echo Campus Ministry
2016: My Culture is Not a Costume, Phi Sigma Nu American Indian Fraternity
Building Traditions of Excellence Award: In recognition of a recurring program or event that has sustained, modified, or created a new foundation for a long standing campus tradition.
2017: Art Night Series, Student Government Association
2016: Chinese Moon Festival, Chinese Club
Innovative Program Award: In recognition of a program that best acknowledges and understands the current needs of the UNCP student body and has positively advanced the community.
2018: LEAD Fellows
2017: #UNCPVotes Campaign (Office for Community and Civic Engagement, Political Science Club, and Student Government Association)
2016: Collegiate Recovery Community, Be Brave: Collegiate Recovery Community
Individual Awards – Students
Outstanding Leader of the Year: In recognition of long-term dedication and commitment to creating positive change within the UNCP and Pembroke communities.
2018: Natural Breeden, Savannah Melvin, Alexander Stevens
2017: Sam Esparza; Zelma Lopez
2016: James Rudd; Samantha Simon
2015: Joan Blackwell
Emerging Leader of the Year: In recognition of exemplary service, commitment, and meaningful contributions to the UNCP and Pembroke communities.
2018: Thomas Crowe-Allbritton
2017: Savannah Melvin; Omar Torres
2016: Virginia Nicole Clymore; Caleb Connor; Harrison Pegram
2015: Krystal Dean; Robyn Hale; Carlisha Hall; Dana Reijerkerk; Tavis Richardson
Unsung Leader of the Year: In recognition of behind-the-scenes effort to go above and beyond.
2018: Joshua Oxendine, Rianna Spann, Wanya Ward
2017: Korinee Bethel; Daria Bannerman
2016: Amanda Bowman; Ashley Garrett; Lucas Nelson
2015: Opal Chiasson; Ariandrah Duckett; Michael Locklear
Values Based Leadership Award: In recognition of commitment to congruence by living, working and leading in alignment with their core values, principals, and beliefs.
2018: Hunter Nicole Smith
2017: Daniel Middleton; Omar Tores
2016: James Rudd
2015: Krystal Dean; Nakiska Hall; Mike Pennino
Individual Awards – Advisor
Advisor Hall of Fame: In recognition of the longevity, continuous contributions, and support provided to student organization(s) at UNCP.
2017: no recipient
2016: Sara Oswald, Indianhead Yearbook
2015: Dr. Kirill Bumin, Political Science Club
Advisor of the Year: In recognition of outstanding service and leadership provided to a student organization and its members.Hannah
2018: Hannah Baggott Anderson
2017: Dr. Ana Cecilia Lara, OLE and Sigma Delta Pi
2016: George Harrison, PRSSA
2015: Dr. Yuanyuan Lin, Chinese Club
Outstanding New Advisor: In recognition of a new advisor, in their first or second year, who provides outstanding support and fresh ideas for their organization.
2018: Sallyann Clark
2017: Dr. Chunmei Yao, Chinese Students and Scholars Association
2016: Ian Stroud, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.