The Leadership Awards Ceremony was created in 2009. During the past 5 years we have celebrated individual, organizational, and programs that have impacted the Millikin and Decatur community.

This past year, our student organizations, leaders, faculty, and staff provided our community with strong programs and visionary leadership. The Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on April 29, 2014.

We had an overwhelming number of nominations including over 160 individuals, 31 student organizations, and 56 programs. Over 300 guests participated in celebrating the honored individuals, student organizations, and programs.

2013-2014 Individual Winners

Freshman of the Year
Elizabeth Nisly-Nagele, InterVarsity
Adrian Petillot, International Student Organization

Sophomore of the Year
Taylor Wilson, UCB
Alex Tueth, UCB

Junior of the Year
Amanda Morgan, MSC
Sam Resiman, Delta Sigma Phi

Senior of the Year
Laura Peete, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC
Ernest Ameyaw, Multicultural Student Council

Student Employee of the Year
Amanda Montgomery, School of Education
Tim Herink, RTUC staff

Volunteer of the Year
Lauren Acton, Alpha Phi Omega

Community Commitment Award
Best Buddies

Student Activist of the Year
Jon Williamsen, Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.

Long-Vanderberg Scholars
Alex Alontaga
Sydnee Sturdivant
Amanda Morgan
Shakira Milton

Rising Student Leader Award
Tiana White, Black Student Union
Latrisha Maxwell, UCB

James Millikin Student Leader
Kyli Humm, Illinois Education Association

Student Activist of the Year
Dana Anderson

Cesar Chavez Award
Grace Barnett

Student Organization President
Lindsay Quick, UCB
Kyline Humm, IEA
Courtney Gerk, Best Buddies

James Millikin Student Leader of the Year
Ernest Ameywa

Advisor of the Year
Paris Barnes, APO

2013-2014 Student Organization Winners

Philanthropy of the Year
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Operation Christmas Child

Co-sponsored Program of the Year
Black in America, Brothers Moving Forward and Alpha Kappa Alpha

Small Program of the Year
UCB: MU Unplugged - coffeehouse series

Large Program of the Year
MSC Awards Night

Diversity Program
Taste of MSC

Best Educational
Condom BINGO - Student Housing Council

Top Greek Five Star Award
Delta Delta Delta

Community Impact Award
Best Buddies

Best New Student Organization
Millikin Piano Club

Most Improved Student Organization
Illinois Education Association

Student Organization of the Year
University Center Board

Dean's Cup
University Center Board MultiCultural Student Council