2014 Magis Student Leadership Awards: A Celebration of Leadership and Service

The Magis Student Leadership Awards is a ceremonial salute to University excellence. In our 32nd year of hosting the awards, we celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of our campus community and take pride in our students who have committed themselves to Loyola University New Orleans. Recognize and congratulate these extraordinary people and groups by nominating them for a leadership award.

Winners, nominees, and guests will be invited for a night of dessert, entertainment, and awards on Tuesday April 29th at 7:00pm in the St. Charles Room.

The deadline for all nominations is Friday, April 4, 2014.

Please select the award below and complete your nomination(s) for the person or group whom you feel has done something extraordinary in our community and/ or campus. For questions, contact Caitlin Dobson, Assistant Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, at cdobson@loyno.edu.

Awards & Nomination Forms

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE LOYOLA COMMUNITY AWARD

Outstanding Student Leader: First Year, Sophomore, and Junior Students - This award is presented to non-graduating Loyola undergraduates for exceptional performance in demonstrating leadership on campus.

Outstanding Student Program, Event, or Initiative - This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the successful implementation of one time or repeated campus programming that promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans. Outstanding programs, events, or initiatives stand out from others for their creativity, focus, impact on the campus community, and proven effectiveness. 

Student Organization of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola University New Orleans student organization that has made exceptional contributions within the Loyola community. This organization not only advances the mission of Loyola, but they also positively represent their interests on and off campus. The organization is also a source of Loyola spirit and pride.

Student Organization Officer of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola University New Orleans student organization officer who has exhibited outstanding leadership for their organization and campus community during their term. The officer advances not only the mission of their student organization, but demonstrates leadership and has a positive impact on their members and campus community. 

Fraternity Man of the Year - This award is given to one fraternity man based on the demonstrated alignment with personal and fraternity values, the quality of leadership demonstrated in their chapter, contribution to the fraternity and sorority community, involvement in campus activties, academic achievement, and commitment to excellence. 

Sorority Woman of the Year - This award is given to one sorority woman based on the demonstrated alignment with personal and sorority values, the quality of leadership demonstrated in their chapter, contribution to the fraternity and sorority community, involvement in campus activities, academic achievement, and commitment to excellence. 

Fraternity or Sorority of the Year - This award is given to one chapter from the Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, or National Pan-Hellenic Council who has shown commitment and excellence in the categories of chapter operations, recruitment/membership intake, membership development and values alignment, leadership and campus involvement, scholarship, community service and philanthropic efforts, risk management, and alumni and family relations. 

MARY ANN REISING FLYNN SCHOLARSHIP

Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship (First Year or Sophomore Women Only) - This award is presented to a promising first or second year woman who has demonstrated positive impact through her leadership qualities. She personally advances the mission of Loyola University, and is a positive role model to peers through her involvement.

CURA PERSONALIS AWARDS

Rev. Francis Xavier, S.J. Award for International and Global Perspective - This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the promotion of an international and global perspective at Loyola. This student has helped to create a welcoming campus environment and has helped to integrate international students into the Loyola community. As well, they have helped their fellow students understand the world through the eyes of others including the beliefs, values, perspectives, practices, languages, arts, religion, etc. of other cultures.

Janet Mary Riley Award for the Advancement of Women's Issues - This award is presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to women on campus and in the larger community. The student promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans and has demonstrated commitment to women's issues through programming, research, leading an organization, or through other academic efforts.

Rev. Matteo Ricci, S.J. Diversity Award - This award is presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to intercultural understanding. The award recognizes the efforts of a student who has enhanced the campus climate related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, culture or disability and has promoted, developed, or supported educational opportunities related to diversity for the Loyola community. 

Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Social Justice - This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies a commitment to service and the promotion of justice for the marginalized. In the legacy of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, the student is a role model to others and has dedicated his or her Loyola experience to service.

Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award: Nomination Form for Faculty Members - This award is presented annually to an undergraduate student who is judged by a service learning agency to have made exceptional contributions to its mission and its clients, and who is also judged by a service learning professor to have demonstrated outstanding achievement of learning objectives in a designated service learning course. The winning student will be presented with a $300.00 cash prize. The community partner which nominates the winning student will also be presented with a matching $300.00 cash prize. Please note applications for this award are through nomination only. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award: Nomination Form for Community Partners - This award is presented annually to an undergraduate student who is judged by a service learning agency to have made exceptional contributions to its mission and its clients, and who is also judged by a service learning professor to have demonstrated outstanding achievement of learning objectives in a designated service learning course. The winning student will be presented with a $300.00 cash prive. The community partner which nominates the winning student will also be presented with a matching $300.00 cash prize. Please note applications for this award are through nomination only. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM AWARDS

Dr. Alton F. Doody Spirit of Leadership Award (Junior & Senior Students Only) - This award is presented to one student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership on campus and embodied the values of respect, excellence, diversity, wholeness, and dignity. This student has also helped to promote a more inclusive environment at Loyola.

Rev. James Carter, S.J. Award for Outstanding Leadership (Senior Students Only) - This award recognizes a graduating senior who best exemplifies the qualities and attributes associated with leadership and learning in the Jesuit tradition and support of Loyola’s mission. The recipient is recognized for exemplary leadership, outstanding service and consistent commitment to the life of the university.