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Governors Cup renamed during Student Organization and Leader Awards

APSUs annual Student Organization and Leaders Awards were presented during a special ceremony last Friday, April 15.

During the ceremony, the Governors Cup Award– which honors a student who has been able to lead observable, positive and sustainable change on campus–was renamed for Dr. Jennifer Meningall, vice president for student affairs. It will be called the Jennifer Meningall Governors Cup Award.

This years award winners were:

Student Organization Adviser of the Year (tie) APSU's annual Student Organization and Leaders Awards were presented during a special ceremony last Friday, April 15.

During the ceremony, the Governors Cup Award— which honors a student who has been able to lead observable, positive and sustainable change on campus—was renamed for Dr. Jennifer Meningall, vice president for student affairs. It will be called the Jennifer Meningall Governors Cup Award.

This year's award winners were:

Student Organization Adviser of the Year (tie)
Beulah Oldham, adviser to Lambda Epsilon Nu, and Dr. Larry Lowrance, adviser to Student Tennessee Education Association

Exemplary Faculty and Staff Member of the Year
Glenn Carter, director of the Social Work Program, and Lynne Yarbrough, secretary 3 for student development

Distinguished Student Leader of the Year in Celebration and Promotion of Diversity
Feras Sadik

Distinguished Student Leader of the Year in Philanthropic and Community Service
Krista Bristol

Distinguished Student Leader of the Year in Spiritual Development
Amanda Ebersole

Distinguished Student Leader of the Year in Peer Education
Benessa Defend

Distinguished Student Leader of the Year in Wellness and Life Balance
Deanna Hensley

Distinguished Student Leader(s) of the Year in Student Success (new)
Charles Frazier and Steven Young

Jennifer Meningall Governors Cup Award
Christopher Poynter and Benessa Defend

Vice President's Excellence in Leadership Award (top leadership award)
Michael S. Gaither and Jerresa P. Lewis

Outstanding Community Service Program Award
Voter education and registration (APSU's NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority)

Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year Award
Derby Days (Sigma Chi)

Outstanding Program of the Year Award
Stay Live Suicide Rally (Gamma Sigma Sorority and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity)

Thousand Points of Light Award
APSU's Dance Marathon (Sigma Chi Fraternity, Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, NAACP, APSU College Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.)

Multicultural Program of the Year
Collegiate Black History Bowl (NAACP, APSU College Chapter and Student Tennessee Education Association)

Greek Woman of the Year
Naydia Spears, Alpha Sigma Alpha

Greek Man of the Year
Justin Roper, Sigma Phi Epsilon

Andrew “Drew” Simmons Intramural Leader Award
Christopher Smalling

Student Organization of the Year
Del Square Psi Physics Club

President's Cup Award in Recognition of Academic Excellence for the National Pan-Hellenic Council
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

President's Cup Award in Recognition of Academic Excellence for the Pan-Hellenic Council
Chi Omega Women's Fraternity

President's Cup Award in Recognition of Academic Excellence for the Inter Fraternity Council
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Rising Star Organization Award
Student Organization Council

Governors Pride Leadership Award
Jacqueline Heath and Feras Sadik

Governors Rising Leader Award
Krista Bristol, Bruce Shanks, Diana Wooten and John Carl Garrett

Greek Organization of the Year (tie)
Chi Omega Women's Fraternity and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Athlete Leaders of the Year Award (new)
Cassandra Peek and John Beamer

Silent Inspiration Award (new)
Jennifer Herman, Social Work Club

Most Spirited Organization of the Year
Sigma Chi Fraternity

Graduate Student Leader of the Year (new)
Stephanie Highsmith Evans

Valor Awards
Tyrece Skinner, Scott Monteiro and Stacey Francis

For more information, telephone Tammy Bryant, coordinator of student affairs resources, at 221-7341.
—Rebecca Mackey