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May 7, 2013
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May 7, 2013
Student leaders and organizations at The University of Texas at Tyler were recognized during the 2013 Student Leadership and Service Awards Banquet, Ona Tolliver, assistant vice president and dean of students, announced.
Among awards presented, student leader Yannir Vijil of Houston received the “Emerging Leader Award” as well as UT Tyler Student Government Association’s “Extra Mile Award.”
“Outstanding Student Affairs Professionals” were among new awards presented this year. The UT Tyler Patriot Leadership Team and 2013 Patriot Academy members were also recognized.
University students, faculty and staff submitted nominees, and a selection committee consisting of faculty and staff chose winners. The UT Tyler Department of Student Life and Leadership sponsored the awards reception.
Other awards and recipients are:
SGA Spirit Award – John Bruhn of Tyler
SGA Senator of the Year – Rebecca Hansen of Tyler
SGA Project of the Year – Hansen and Clara Goebel of Tyler
Dr. Robert Jones Leadership Award – Baylee Talaska of San Antonio
Outstanding Community Service Individual – Christine Wright of Jacksonville
Legacy Award – Steven Goad of Tyler
Excellence in Service Award – Pi Kappa Phi
Greek Cup – Delta Gamma
Fraternity Man of the Year – Dylan Groce of Longview
Sorority Woman of the Year – Colleen McDermott of Arlington
Outstanding Student Organization Member (tie) – Temple Mims of Tyler and Andrea Webb of Allen
Outstanding Student Organization President – Aimee Allen of Chandler
Outstanding Student Organization (tie) – Psi Chi and Psychology Club
Outstanding Student Affairs Professional: Graduate Assistant – Christina Gibson of Greenville
Outstanding Student Affairs Professional: Full-time – Linda Long, UT Tyler counselor
Outstanding Student Affairs Professional: New Professional – Chase Ragland, UT Tyler student development specialist
Outstanding Student Organization Adviser (tie) – Dr. James Schwane, UT Tyler professor of health and kinesiology and Jennifer Skinner, UT Tyler student development specialistOne of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.