TAMIU Seeks Nominations for Student Club Awards

The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Development is accepting applications through Thursday, April 11 for five Student Organization Awards.

Nomination forms for the Outstanding Community Service, Most Outstanding Sponsor, Leader of the Year, Freshman Excellence, and Most Active Student Organization Award are available from the TAMIU Office of Student Development, located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Administration Building Room 159 West.

Awards will be presented during a Student Organization Awards Reception to be held at the University's Great Room in mid-April.

The Outstanding Community Service Award recognizes the TAMIU chartered student organization that has greatly contributed to the TAMIU community and the community of Laredo. Any chartered student organization may be nominated by the organization's members or sponsor.

The Outstanding Sponsor Award recognizes the sponsors of chartered student organizations for their energy, enthusiasm, and outstanding abilities. Sponsors may nominate themselves or be nominated by the organizations' members or co-sponsor. Nominations forms should provide a detailed description of the sponsor's interest, dedication, and commitment to the development of student leadership. Recipient will be chosen based on personal and professional characteristics, activities and duties performed, leadership skill development, and level of impact.

The Leader of the Year Award gives special recognition to the TAMIU undergraduate or graduate student who possesses outstanding leadership qualities. Nominees must have been active members of a chartered student organization during the 1995-1996 academic year. Each organization may nominate one member for this award. Recipient will be chosen based on leadership, activities and duties performed, level of impact, creativity, and activities and projects organized by the nominee.

The Freshman Excellence Award honors a TAMIU freshman who has been involved in student organizations and who possesses outstanding leadership qualities. Nominees must have no more than 30 credit hours and must have been an active member of a chartered student organization during the 1995-1996 academic year. Student organization members and sponsors may nominate one member of their organization for this award. Recipient will be chosen based on leadership skills, activities and duties performed, level of impact, creativity, and activities and projects organized by the nominee.

The Most Active Student Organization of the Year recognizes the TAMIU chartered student organization that has demonstrated considerable involvement in on-campus events, community service projects, fundraising endeavors, student activities, and conference participation. Nominations may be submitted by a chartered student organization's members or sponsor. Recipients will be chosen based on active participation in on-campus events, community service, fundraising endeavors, student activities, and conference participation.

To be considered, completed nomination forms must be returned to the TAMIU Office of Student Development by 5:00 p.m., April 11.

For more information on the nominations for the University's Student Organization Awards, call the TAMIU Office of Student Development, 326-2280, or visit offices in Killam Library-Administration Building Room 159 West.

TAMIU office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday -Friday.

3 April 1996