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.
2020: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; 2nd Place: Black History Club
2019: Muslim Student Association; 2nd Place: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
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: Not Awarded
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.
2020: Not Awarded
2019: Rise Together
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.
2020: Chinese Students and Scholars Association
2019: The American Association of University Women
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.
2020: The Residence Hall Association
2019: The Greener Coalition
2017: Sigma Delta Pi
2016: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
2015: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Chinese Club
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.
2020: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
2019: The Greener Coalition
2018: Not Awarded
2017: Residence Hall Association
2016: Residence Hall Association
Collaborative 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.
2020: Moon Festival: Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Genshiken
2019: International Women's Day and Celebrating International Men's Day
2018: Diversity Dialogue: SGA, NAACP, Brother 2 Brother
2017: UNCP Block 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.
2020: A Party Fit for a King: The Residence Hall Association
2019: Recyclemania: The Greener Coalition
2018: Not Awarded
2017: Art Night Series: Student Government Association
2016: Chinese Moon Festival: Chinese Club
Responsible Citizenship Program of the Year Award: In recognition of a student organization that has made a meaningful contribution to the surrounding community.
2020: SGA Forum Series: Student Government Association
2019: I Stand with Immigrants, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
2018: North and Belk Resident Advisors and Hall Council
2017: Care Resource Center
Most Innovative Program of the Year 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.
2020: We Care for Feminine Care: The American Association of University Women
2019: Islamic Awareness Week: Muslim Student Association
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.
2020: Des Woods
2019: Sadira Bacchus
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.
2020: Dana Hunt-Locklear
2019: Jessica Braxton
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.
2020: Tyrese King
2019: Wish Bailey
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.
2020: Ethan Oxendine
2019: Wanya Ward
2018: Hunter Nicole Smith
2017: Daniel Middleton; Omar Torres
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.
2020: Dr. Kevin Freeman, Model United Nations
2019: Hannah Baggott Anderson, The American Association of University Women and Spectrum
2018: Not Awarded
2017: Not Awarded
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
2020: Kyle Levine, Student Government Association
2019: Robin Johnson, I Am Boss and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2018: Hannah Baggott Anderson, The American Association of University Women and Spectrum
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.
2020: Christina Pacheco, Sigma Omicron Epsilon Sorority, Inc. and W.O.M.A.N.
2019: Darlene Natale, The Pine Needle
2018: Sallyann Clark, Broadcast Education Association Student Club
2017: Dr. Chunmei Yao, Chinese Students and Scholars Association
2016: Ian Stroud, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.