Nominate your student leader by 4/8

Kaicie Boeglin

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All Rhode Island College students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are invited to nominate current students for the 2022 RI College Student Leadership Awards. This is a chance to recognize RIC students and organizations who have been diligently working behind the scenes. Nominations are sought of students that apply their leadership skills to making the RIC atmosphere better.

Nominations are due Friday, April 8, 2022 at noon. Self-nominations are acceptable. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 28 – during which all nominees will receive an official nomination certificate and the winners will be announced.


There are various award categories and a student can be nominated for more than one category. The award categories are as follows – the criteria has been extracted directly from the nomination site:


Alan Chille Leadership Excellence


Presented to graduating seniors who exemplify what it means to be a student leader on campus.  These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Positive impact through involvement with student life and campus programs.

  • Ability to work with and lead others.

  • Positive relationships with and respect from co-workers, peers, faculty, staff and administrators

  • Successful collaboration with others in a team environment.

  • Outstanding leadership characteristics including enthusiasm, self-reliance, problem solving, effective management and organizational skills, courage, honesty, credibility and ability to inspire others.

Vital Contribution to the Community


Presented to students who have shown that a community can be transformed through leadership and involvement. These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Positive impact through on or off campus employment or internships, family commitments, volunteer activities or other programs.

  • Strong commitment to improving the lives of others.

  • Passion for necessary change.

  • Understanding of the concepts of community building, civic engagement and public service.

  • Positive relationships with and gained respect from members of the community.

  • Empathy, compassion and sincerity in all of their endeavors.

Campus Spirit


Presented to students who take pride in and embody the spirit of Rhode Island College and have inspired others to become engaged in the College and its mission.  These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Support for Rhode Island College programs including major events, as well as club, organization and sporting events.

  • Respect and appreciate the College's mission.

  • Passion for necessary change.

  • Enthusiasm toward the College and is devoted to the quality of life at RIC.

  • Leadership by serving as a role model for their peers.

  • Pride in the campus community.

Rising Star


Presented to students who have shown great leadership potential.  Although their leadership journey is in the beginning stages, they have gone above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.  These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Hardworking in a behind-the-scenes or support capacity to help an organization or group to thrive.

  • Respected and valued by members of the organization or group.

  • Ability to undertake a larger leadership role in the future.

Student Employee


Presented to undergraduate students employed by a campus office or department who show dedication, professionalism and leadership skills.  These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Serve as role models for other student employees.

  • Consistently exceed expectations.

  • Have a mature work ethic, are always on time (or early!), and take the initiative to identify necessary tasks.

  • Regarded as a friendly professional who always asks "what else can I do?"

  • Play a vital contributing role in the work environment.


Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership


Presented to graduate students who display a high level of professionalism, capacity to build community, passion and integrity.  These students are in good academic standing and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Regarded as leaders in the cohort, department, or community of practice.

  • Regularly go above and beyond academic responsibilities.

  • Positive relationships with and respect from co-workers, peers, faculty, staff and administrators.

  • Successful collaboration with others in a team environment.

  • Outstanding leadership characteristics including enthusiasm, self-reliance, problem solving, effective management and organizational skills, courage, honesty, credibility and ability to inspire others.

  • On the path to becoming highly respected professionals in their field.


Organization Outreach


Presented to student organizations that have formed successful partnerships with local, national or international organizations in an effort to make a positive impact on society.  These organizations are in good standing with Student Community Government, Inc. and Student Activities, and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Adherence to and promotion of their organizations' mission and values.

  • Positive relationships with and respect from partnership organizations.

  • Concerted effort to understand and address the specific needs of the community in a respectful, compassionate manner.

  • Understanding of the concepts of community building, civic engagement and public service.

  • Ambassadorship of Rhode Island College and adherence to its mission.


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