Torchbearer Award Nominations

Do you know a graduating student who has made a strong impact on the Ferris community during their time here on campus? Or maybe you know a student that has only be here for a short time, but has already stepped up and shown a lot of potential for the future? Perhaps you are a member of a RSO, and the advisor has made significant contributions that you would like to recognize. If so, the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services would like to honor these students, faculty, and staff with the 2016 Torchbearer Award!

CLACS is now accepting nominations for this year’s Torchbearer, Rising Star, and RSO Advisor of the year awards. Below are short descriptions of each.

Torchbearer Award:

This award is given annually to up to ten students. The Torchbearer Award is intended or graduating seniors/graduating students who will leave Ferris by December 2016. Nominees for this award should be students who exhibit strong leadership skills both with positions they hold in organizations and in their work behind the scenes to make FSU and the surrounding community a better place. Nominees must also have at least a 2.75 overall grade point average and must be in good standing with judicial services, no current judicial sanctions.

Rising Star Award:

This award is given annually to up to five students. It is intended for students who have at least two years remaining in their careers at Ferris (graduating in May 2018 or later). Nominees for this award should be students who have exhibited their promise as emerging leaders through campus and community involvement. Nominees must also have at least a 2.75 overall grade point average and must be in good standing with judicial service, no current judicial sanctions.

Outstanding Advisor Award:

This award is given annually to one faculty or staff member that has provided guidance to the organization and served as a liaison for students regarding University policies and procedures. Every Registered Student Organization (RSO) is required to have a faculty/staff advisor. They provide guidance to the organization and serve as a liaison for the students regarding University policies and procedures. Only one advisor will gain the recognition of the annual Outstanding Advisor Award (although all advisors who are nominated will receive recognition). Advisors who are involved in their RSO, are easily accessible to the students in the organization, and put effort into their position as advisor are deserving of the award.

All nominations are due by Thursday, March 31st at 5pm. Please note that nominees for the Torchbearer and Rising Star Awards will be notifies about their nomination and will need to complete a brief application themselves. These applications must be completed by Wednesday, April 6th at 5pm. If you have any difficulty with completing the forms via the links in this post, all forms can be found in the Big Rapids portal on OrgSync. Simply go to Big Rapids Campus portal, click on “Forms.”

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28th in the University Center. IN addition to the awards above, we will be presenting the Five-Star RSO awards and recognizing many more individuals and RSO’s for their contributions to Ferris this year.

For more information on these awards, please feel free to contact the CLACS office at 231-591-2685 or clacs@ferris.edu.

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