This is an opportunity to recognize the truly outstanding people who have impacted our community in positive ways. Review the criteria for each award and make your nomination. Nominations are accepted March 18 - March 28, 2013. Nominations close at 4:30 pm on March 28, 2013. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and are expected to attend the Student Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm in Seiberling Gymnasium.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Honoring a faculty or staff advisor who provides outstanding support and guidance to help a student group achieve its desired goals. This individual consistently goes above the call of duty to support and improve the out-of-class experience of our students.
The Model Program Award
This award recognizes significant achievements in the planning and presentation of programs, either a one-time event or a series of events marketed as a single program. The program(s) must have occurred between August, 2012 and March, 2013. Important elements of the program might include evidence of co-sponsorship, attracting a diverse audience, and effective evaluation.
Burghalter Memorial Award
The Burghalter Memorial Award was established by Joel Burghalter, 1923, in memory of his father, the Reverend Daniel Burghalter, D.D., 1892; his mother, Mrs. Daniel Burghalter, and his brother, Calvin Burghalter, 1918. The award is to be given to a sophomore, junior, or senior student at Heidelberg who has best exemplified the spirit of the Good Samaritan.
It is obvious that unselfish acts which might qualify a student for this award are often carried out under circumstances in which only a very few people know what has taken place. We are, therefore, inviting all faculty, staff members, and students to nominate for consideration persons who, in their opinion, have best exemplified the spirit of the Good Samaritan during the current year.
A committee consisting of the Provost, Dean of Student Affairs, and the President of Student Senate, with the Provost serving as chairman, will consider all nominations.
Harold Hafer & Janet Hughes Unsung Hero Award
Created to recognize a person (or persons) who has made a significant difference in the life of a student (or students) at Heidelberg University, this award is designed to honor an individual (or group) on- or off-campus who is generous of heart and has extended her/himself to positively impact the lives of our students.
Lewis E. Miller International Ambassador Award
Annually awarded to a student who exemplifies the promotion of goodwill and harmony on campus and in the Tiffin community. This person should exemplify qualities of an ambassador between international and non- international students attending Heidelberg University.
Student Leader for Diversity Award
This award is presented to an individual student who has demonstrated a significantly positive attitude towards campus diversity in all its forms and has encouraged and worked towards improving the understanding of diversity issues on the Heidelberg University campus.
Outstanding Student Employee of the Year
Awarded to a student employee who takes initiative, shows a high level of responsibility and is highly accountable for his/her actions.
Outstanding Resident Assistant Award
This award honors a current RA who has excelled and embraced the fundamental purposes of the RA position and the function of the Residence Life program. Attributes might include attentiveness and responsiveness to the personal development of students, development of a strong floor community, and support of fellow RAs. This person is seen as an accessible and visible person in the halls and one who is a credible and positive role model for all students.
Emerging Leader Award
Honors a first or second year student who has shown great potential in providing leadership on the Heidelberg campus.
The Robert E. Oleson Outstanding Student Leader Award
This award recognizes a senior who has excelled in all aspects of leadership on our campus. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and exemplify continuous leadership development and service to the Heidelberg University community. This person is recognized as the best all-around leader among the senior class.
Paul H. Hoernemann Award
This award is given each year to the senior who exemplifies the following criteria: 1) Good scholarship; 2) High ethical character; 3) Leadership qualities; 4) Proficiency in athletics (intramural and/or varsity); 5) Loyalty to the spirit of Heidelberg. It is the responsibility of the Senior Class to nominate seniors who represent the type of person described by these criteria.
A committee consisting of the President of the University, the Provost, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and the Athletic Director will select the final choice from the nominees.