The University Student Centers hosted the 13th annual YoUDee Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding efforts on campus.

YoUDee honorees

University Student Centers host 13th annual YoUDee Leadership Awards


1:13 p.m., May 20, 2015--The University Student Centers (USC) hosted the 13th annual YoUDee Leadership Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 14, in the Trabant University Center’s Multipurpose Room in recognition of outstanding efforts on campus.

Awards presented at this year’s ceremony celebrated exemplary University of Delaware student leaders, groups and events, as well as a variety of achievements through the Bernie Coslar Award for Service and the Grossman Memorial Award for dedication to campus-wide co-curricular programming.

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Warren Award

Rosalind Johnson, assistant dean for student success in the NUCLEUS Program in UD's College of Arts and Sciences, was presented the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award during a May 26 ceremony.

This year, the Outstanding Registered Student Organization (RSO) Philanthropy Program award was renamed in honor of UDance dance marathon, which just surpassed $1 million in annual fundraising for the first time.

The 2015 YoUDee Award recipients are as follows:

Bernie Coslar Award: Coleen Bristow, Procurement Services

Grossman Award: Jeremy Mathis, Haven; Victoria Nadel, Student Centers Programming Advisory Board

Blue Hen Leadership Program Senior Awards: Hayley Diverio and Kelsey Henry

Blue Hen Leadership Program Model the Way Awards: Danielle Imhoff, Alyssa Fried and Andrew Kuczmarski

Outstanding Greek Treasurer: Stephanie Espie, Sigma Alpha Iota

Outstanding RSO Treasurer: Albert D'Agostino, Animal Science Club

Outstanding RSO Adviser: Adam Cantley, UDance Dance Marathon

Outstanding Greek Adviser: Michael Yancey, Pi Alpha Phi

Outstanding New RSO: Men's Action Network

Outstanding Website by a Greek Organization: Alpha Epsilon Phi

Outstanding Use of Social Media by a Greek Organization: Gamma Phi Beta

Outstanding Website by an RSO: Gamma Sigma Sigma

Outstanding Use of Social Media by an RSO: Puppy Raisers of the University of Delaware

Outstanding Use of StUDent Central: Student Centers Programming Advisory Board

Best Event Photo from a Greek Organization: Alpha Phi Alpha

Best Marketing Photo from a Greek Organization: Alpha Xi Delta

Best Event Photo from an RSO: Delaware African Student Association

Best Group Photo from an RSO: Outing Club

Best Co-Curricular Photo from an RSO: Society of Automotive Engineers

Best Marketing Photo from an RSO: UDress Magazine

Outstanding USC Event Services Associate: Spencer Nendza

Outstanding USC Event Services Technician: Wisdom Mills-Owoo

Outstanding USC Event Services Building Manager: Steven Cronin

Outstanding USC Event Services Customer Service: Carrie De Pasquale

Greek CAP Performance, National Interfraternal Council: Lambda Chi Alpha

Greek CAP Performance, Multicultural Greek Congress: Alpha Phi Alpha

Greek CAP Performance, National Panhellenic Council: Kappa Alpha Theta

Greek CAP Performance, Special Interest Greek Council: Phi Sigma Pi

Overall Greek Achievement: Gamma Phi Beta

Outstanding Greek Chapter Leader: Astrid Colon, Chi Upsilon Sigma; Christopher Mule, Lambda Chi Alpha

Outstanding Greek Community Leader: Thomas Eaton, Interfraternity Council; Hillary Wein, Greek Council

Outstanding Overall Greek Leader: Alexandra Nau, Greek Council

Outstanding RSO Annual Program: Student Centers Programming Advisory Board, Senior Fling 2014

Outstanding RSO Alumni Program: Delaware Repertory Dance Company, 25th annual Spring Showcase

Outstanding RSO Community Engagement Program: Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE), Take Back the Night

Outstanding RSO Community Service Program: National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Matt Haley Weekend of Service

Outstanding RSO Co-Sponsored Program: Uganda Untold, Kissa Coffeehouse with International Justice Mission, SAGE and V-Day

Outstanding RSO Cultural Program: HOLA, Fiesta Latina

Outstanding RSO Educational Program: Haven, Trans 101

Outstanding RSO Global Program: International Justice Mission, Stand for Freedom

Outstanding RSO Health and Wellness Program: Assistive Medical Technologies, Mobility Challenge

Outstanding RSO Large-Scale Program: Haven, Drag Show

Outstanding RSO Lecture: V-Day, Virgins and Sluts

Outstanding RSO New Program: Panhellenic Council, Panhellenic Pride Week

Outstanding RSO Overall Program: Cultural Programming Advisory Board, Crystal Lounge

Outstanding RSO Performing Arts Program: E-52 Student Theatre, Stop Kiss

UDance Award for Outstanding RSO Philanthropy Program: Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, World Without Trafficking Week

Outstanding Greek Annual Program: Alpha Phi Alpha, Miss Black and Gold Pageant 2014

Outstanding Greek Community Engagement Program: Alpha Phi Alpha, The Cut

Outstanding Greek Co-Sponsored Program: Lambda Pi Chi, A Minority Among Minorities

Outstanding Greek Cultural Program: Chi Upsilon Sigma, Guallando Latin Festival

Outstanding Greek Educational Program: Lambda Pi Chi, FLAWLESS: A Discussion on Feminism

Outstanding Greek Global Program:  Chi Upsilon Sigma, Do I Look Oppressed to You?

Outstanding Greek Large-Scale Program: Lambda Sigma Upsilon, BLUEPRINT 8.0 The Remix

Outstanding Greek Lecture: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Women in the Media

Outstanding Greek Philanthropy: Alpha Xi Delta, Autism Speaks 5K

Outstanding RSO Campus Impact: Blue Hen Veterans

Outstanding RSO Commitment to their Mission: BuildOn Chapter at University of Delaware

Outstanding RSO Achievement: E-52 Student Theatre

Outstanding RSO Delawarean Leader: Georgina Class-Peters, Cultural Programming Advisory Board; Darrell Wisseman, Blue Hen Veterans

Outstanding RSO Overall Leader: Matthew Dec, E-52 Student Theatre; Louise Tessier, Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity

Outstanding RSO GPA Leader: Georgia DiMatteo, Rubber Chickens; Harry Lewis, Men’s Action Network; Elizabeth Quartararo, The Review

Video and photos by Casey Impagliazzo

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