The 11th annual YoUDee Leadership Awards Ceremony honoring outstanding student groups, leaders and efforts at the University of Delaware was held May 9.

YoUDee Awards

University Student Centers honors outstanding student groups, leaders

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9:01 a.m., May 14, 2013--The University Student Centers (USC) hosted the 11th annual YoUDee Leadership Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, honoring outstanding student groups, leaders and efforts at the University of Delaware.

A record-breaking 500 nominations were received this year, enabling the USC to recognize 255 exemplary organizations and individuals for accomplishments throughout the 2012-13 academic year.

Honors Stories

Governor's arts awards

Violinist Xiang Gao, Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music, has won a 2014 Delaware Governor's Award for the Arts.

Warren Award

Sylvester Johnson, director of custodial and university services at the University of Delaware, has been presented with the John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award.

Ceremony participants were encouraged to “share the excitement” of the event by using the hashtags #udrso and #udgreek on the platform of their choice. All the buzz from the event can be found on Storify.

The 2013 YoUDee Award recipients are as follows:

Blue Hen Leadership Program Awards

BHLP Senior Leader Awards: Zachary Sidrane and Jillian Farley

BHLP Model the Way Awards: Stephanie Leon, Georgia DeMatteo, Daniel Carr

BHLP Model the Way Awards for Athletes: Ryan Cobb, Calli Marando

BHLP Tier 2 Project Awards: UD Cycles, Volunteer UD

BHLP Advanced Tier 1 Awards: Lisa Kucharski, Elliott Wolff

BHLP Tier 1 Awards: Benjamin Rodd, Chris Klein, Stephanie Yost, Rebecca Bojuski, Joan Lu, Joe Tilelli, Stephanie Malin, Cassandra Williams, Dorian Deshields, Dana Sivak

Individual Awards

Grossman Memorial Awards: Michelle Barineau, Nicole Mozee

Bernie Coslar Service Awards: Bill Street, Ryan Straub, Jeff Work, and Kevin McSweeney of the Greek Housing Inspection Team

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Nancy Kennedy and Domenick Sicilia

Outstanding Adviser: Katie Meier, Vocal Point

Outstanding Greek Adviser: Anne McMillan, Chi Omega

Outstanding Greek Chapter Male Leader: Jim MacDonald ,Delta Tau Delta

Outstanding Greek Community Male Leader: Scott Scheinberg, Interfraternity Council

Outstanding Greek Chapter Female Leader: Aprill Brand, Gamma Phi Beta

Outstanding Greek Community Female Leader: Meghan Spoth, Panhellenic Council

Outstanding Delaware Male Leader: Emanuel Chacon, Multicultural Greek Congress

Outstanding Delaware Female: Brittany Drazich, Student Nurses Association

Outstanding GPA Female: Danielle Imhoff, Resident Student Association

Outstanding GPA Male: Michael Tsarouhas, WVUD

Outstanding Male Leader: Elliot Jones, American Hotel and Lodging Association

Outstanding Female Leader: Christine Scannell, SCPAB

Outstanding Greek Treasurer: Maria Knieste, Sigma Alpha Iota

Outstanding RSO Treasurer: Jeremy Mathis, Haven

Group Awards

Outstanding New Greek Program: Crescent Classic Moon Run; Gamma Phi Beta

Outstanding Diversity Greek Program: The Afro Latino Connection; Lambda Sigma Upsilon and Campus Alliance de La Raza

Outstanding Health and Wellness Greek Program: Body, Soul, and Spirit: Breast Cancer Awareness; Delta Gamma and Chi Upsilon Sigma

Outstanding Educational Greek Program: Importance of being politically educated with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper; Lambda Theta Alpha, Delta Tau Delta, and Alpha Phi Alpha

Outstanding Greek Alumni Engagement: Eleusinian Alumni Reunion; Chi Omega

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Greek Program: Blueprint 6.0 Xclusive; Chi Upsilon Sigma and Lambda Sigma Upsilon

Outstanding Co-Sponsored RSO Event: World AIDS Day; Haven, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, School of Nursing, Black American Studies Department

Outstanding RSO Lecture: Why You Should Vote featuring Michael Eric Dyson; CPAB, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Alliance, HOLA, Hillel Student Life, Multicultural Greek Congress at UD, SCPAB,

Outstanding New RSO Program: Sound Off; Filipino Student Association, Dark Arts Performing Dance Company, Deltones, Golden Blues, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Vision

Outstanding Global RSO Program: Stand 27; International Justice Mission

Outstanding Cultural RSO Program: Norooz Persian New Year Celebration; Persian Student Society, SCPAB

Outstanding Educational RSO Program: Sexing Ed; Haven, NEDAC

Outstanding Large Scale RSO Program: FUN.; SCPAB

Best New Student Organization: International Justice Mission

Outstanding Greek Community Service: Alpha Delta Pi

Outstanding RSO Community Service: Circle K

Outstanding Greek Philanthropy: Alpha Epsilon Phi

Outstanding Annual Philanthropy: UDance

Outstanding RSO Philanthropy: Panhellenic Council

Outstanding Greek Use of Social Media/Website: Gamma Phi Beta

Outstanding RSO Use of Social Media/Website: UDress

Outstanding RSO Use of Student Central: SCPAB

Outstanding Greek Event or Program Photo: Alpha Delta Pi

Outstanding RSO Event or Program Photo: Rubber Chickens

Outstanding Overall Achievement-MGC Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Outstanding Overall Achievement-Special Interest Greek: Sigma Alpha Iota

Outstanding Overall Achievement-IFC Greek: Delta Tau Delta

Outstanding Overall Achievement-Panhellenic Greek: Kappa Alpha Theta

Outstanding RSO Commitment to their Mission: Club Managers Association of America

Outstanding RSO Campus Impact: Student Government Association

Outstanding RSO Overall Achievement: Resident Student Association

Greek IFC Academic Achievement: Sigma Phi Epsilon (first), Delta Tau Delta (second), Alpha Epsilon Phi (third) 

Greek MGC Academic Achievement: Chi Upsilon Sigma (first), Alpha Kappa Alpha (second), Delta Sigma Theta (third) 

Greek Panhellenic Academic Achievement: Alpha Delta Pi (first), Alpha Xi Delta (second), Alpha Epsilon Phi (third)

Greek Special Interest Academic Achievement: Alpha Zeta (first), Phi Sigma Pi (second), Sigma Alpha Iota (third)

Greek Chapter Assessment Program Fraternity Achievement: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Greek Chapter Assessment Program Sorority Achievement: Alpha Delta Pi

Past recipients and photos can be found at the YoUDee Awards page on the USC website.

Article by Casey Impagliazzo

Photos by Kevin Quinlan

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