The University Student Centers celebrated 10 years of YoUDee Awards on Wednesday, May 9.

YoUDee Awards

University Student Centers hosts 10th annual YoUDee Awards ceremony


10:23 a.m., May 21, 2012--The University Student Centers (USC) celebrated 10 years of YoUDee Awards on Wednesday, May 9. 

USC has recognized outstanding leadership in student organizations for many years, but only in 2003 did the annual ceremony earn its current title -- the YoUDee Leadership Awards. 

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Since then, hundreds of statuettes bearing the likeness of the University's popular mascot YoUDee have been awarded to outstanding leaders, organizations, programs and events.

A photo slideshow of this year’s event is available online.

The 2012 YoUDee Award recipients are:

Bernie Coslar Service Award: Lou Hirsh

Grossman Memorial Award: Ashley Paintsill and Eric Oppenheimer

Outstanding Adviser: Phil Wescott, Delta Tau Delta

Greek Photo: Alpha Phi

Greek Flyer: Lambda Theta Alpha

RSO Photo: Outing Club

RSO Flyer: Black Student Union

Greek Website: Chi Omega

Greek Social Media: Alpha Delta Pi

RSO Overall Achievement: Students for the Environment

RSO Website: Vocal Point

RSO Social Media: Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB)

Greek Community Service: Alpha Delta Pi

RSO Community Service: Alpha Phi Omega (A Greek lettered RSO)

Greek Philanthropy (Chapter): Alpha Phi

Greek Philanthropy (Community): Kappa Sigma and Kappa Delta Rho

RSO Philanthropy: UDance

New RSO: Humans vs. Zombies

RSO Field Day Winner: Students for Haiti

RSO Olympics Winner: Computer Animation and Game Design Club

Academic Achievement: 

Panhellenic -- Alpha Delta Pi

IFC -- Alpha Epsilon Pi

NPHC -- Alpha Kappa Alpha

NALFO -- Lambda Pi Chi

Special Interest -- Alpha Zeta

Greek Community Program: Lambda Sigma Upsilon for Study Sessions

Greek Educational Program: Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta for Understanding the Unknown: Child Prostitution

Dare to Be First Program: Deltronica for Bass Campus

RSO Co-Sponsored Program: National Society of Black Engineers and Phi Beta Sigma for Show and Tell

Global Community Program: Hola for Fiesta Latina

Spirit (Large Scale) Program: SCPAB for Adult Swim

Citizen University Program: Black Student Union for Trayvon Martin Awareness Event

Discovery Learning Program (Education): Emergency Care Unit for FYE Seminars

Idea Leadership Program (Lecture): Haven and HTAC for Anthony Rapp

Annual Event: Cultural Programming Advisory Board (CPAB) for Annual Block Party

BHLP Senior Male Leader: Dustin Ramsdell

BHLP Senior Female Leader: Lauren Kanaskie

BHLP Model the Way Award: Zachary Sidrane

Greek Treasurer: Sterling Vaughn of Alpha Phi Alpha

RSO Treasurer: Alexandra Conway of Black Student Union and Dan Skehan of SCPAB

Greek Chapter Female Leader: Erin Collins of Alpha Omega Epsilon

Greek Council Female Leader: Jen Ortiz of NALFO

Greek Chapter Male Leader: Emanuel Chacon of Lambda Sigma Upsilon

Greek Council Male Leader: Gabriel Mendez of IFC

RSO Delaware Female Leader: Maria Marquez of Hola

RSO Overall Female Leader: Kelli Shermeyer of E-52 Student Theatre

RSO Delaware Male Leader: Matt Coogan of Haven

RSO Overall Male Leader: Dan Reyes of Students for Haiti

Chapters of the Year:

IFC -- Sigma Phi Epsilon

NALFO --Lambda Sigma Upsilon

NPHC -- Alpha Kappa Alpha

Panhellenic -- Alpha Delta Pi

Special Interest --Alpha Omega Epsilon

Past YoUDee Award recipients can be found at the Leadership Awards website.

Article by Casey Impagliazzo

Photos by Duane Perry

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