The University of Dubuque Bestows Awards at 2023 Honors ConvocationBy University Relations Staff
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque recognized the many achievements by students and their involvement in campus life at the 2023 Honors Convocation on April 11, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.
Around 100 scholarships and awards were given or acknowledged at the ceremony, some of which were awarded to multiple students. UD bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon seven individuals and one student organization towards the conclusion of the ceremony. Here are those award recipients:
UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Lucas Von Braun
Senior Marketing and Business Double Major from Stockholm, Sweden
The University Leadership Award is the highest leadership honor awarded by UD, given annually to one senior-level college student. It is given to the student who has shown commitment beyond personal gain, served fellow students, encouraged and promoted positive actions in others, and demonstrated in his or her personal life the true spirit of the Mission of UD.
STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Senior Human Health Science and Wellness and Exercise Science Double Major from Ogden, Utah
The Student of the Year Award is given annually to recognize one undergraduate student who exemplifies qualities of personal, college, and community achievement which UD seeks to honor. This student has an above average classroom record and is involved in campus and/or community activities. The Student of the Year Award is chosen by election of the University faculty and staff members.
SENIOR ACADEMIC ATHLETIC AWARD
Senior Communication Major and Men's Track and Field Athlete from Chicago, Illinois
The Senior Academic Athletic Award is the highest honor awarded by the Department of Athletics. It is given to the student-athlete who has demonstrated an excellent academic record and has made a major contribution to his or her team in the athletic area. The recipient must also demonstrate the personal qualities inherent in the Mission of UD and the Wendt Character Initiative.
FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Jacqueline Meyer, PhD
Professor of Nursing
This Faculty Member of the Year Award is awarded annually to a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher with a positive attitude, has the ability to motivate students, and who has earned the respect of his or her peers. The Faculty Member of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Director of Audience Services at Heritage Center
The Staff Member of the Year Award is awarded annually to a staff member who unselfishly devotes his or her time and energy in support of UD and its Mission. The Staff Member of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Michelle Grace, EdD
Advisor of the National Society of Leadership and Success
The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award is awarded to an advisor of a student organization who, through his or her hard work, knowledgeable advice, and tremendous effort, has helped the organization grow and succeed. The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
The National Society of Leadership and Success
The Student Organization of the Year Award is awarded annually to a student organization that demonstrates extraordinary dedication to campus involvement, leadership, and the betterment of campus life as a whole. The Student Organization of the Year Award is chosen by election of the general student body.
INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD
April Elsbernd, EdD
Head Volleyball Coach
The Inclusive Excellence Award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion and equity within the UD community. The Inclusive Excellence Award is chosen by election of the general student body.