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Magis Student Leadership Awards nominations accepted today

April 4, 2014

There’s still time to nominate a student for the Loyola University New Orleans Magis Student Leadership Awards, a celebration of leadership and service, and a ceremonial salute to university excellence. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and now in its 32nd year, these awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of the campus community and honor students who have committed themselves to Loyola. The campus community has the opportunity to recognize and congratulate these extraordinary people and groups by nominating them for a leadership award by today’s deadline, Friday, April 4 at midnight. Winners, nominees and guests will be invited for a night of dessert, entertainment and awards April 29 at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Room.

2014 Magis Student Leadership Awards include:

Outstanding Contribution to the Loyola Community Awards

  • 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.
  • Student Organization of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola student organization that has made exceptional contributions within the university community.
  • Student Organization Officer of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola student organization officer who has exhibited outstanding leadership for their organization and campus community during their term.
  • 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 activities, 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.

Presentation of the Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship

  • Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship (freshman or sophomore women only) - Presented to a promising first or second year woman who has demonstrated positive impact through her leadership qualities.


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.
  • Janet Mary Riley Award for the Advancement of Women's Issues - Presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to women on campus and in the larger community.
  • Rev. Matteo Ricci, S.J. Diversity Award - Presented to a Loyola student who was demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to intercultural understanding.
  • Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Social Justice (individual) - This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies a commitment to serving others and to increasing awareness and sensitivity to issues faced by marginalized communities.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award: Nomination Form for Faculty Members - This new award is presented to an undergraduate student who has made exceptional contributions on behalf of a service learning client in the community. The winning student will be presented with a $300 cash prize, and the community partner which nominates the winning student will also be presented with a matching $300 cash prize. Nominations can come from faculty members and community partners.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Awards

For full descriptions and more information on the awards, including nomination links, visit the Magis Awards page and complete nomination(s) for the person or group who has done something extraordinary in the community or campus. For questions, contact Caitlin Dobson, assistant director of leadership and student engagement.

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