Bucky’s Award Ceremony Winners

About Bucky's

The Bucky’s Award Ceremony  is an event where students and student organizations have the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work on campus and in the community. If you have any questions about the ceremony or how to apply please contact slp@studentlife.wisc.edu.

2019 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Outstanding First-Year Freshman Award: Levi Redlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Mouna Algahaithi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Leadership Award: Alexandra Hader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Senior Award: Abagail Catania

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Citizenship Award: Shiloah Coley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Involved Award: Mackenzie Rabas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation & Sustainability Award: Alexander Mathers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Justice Advocacy Award: VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusivity Award: Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best New Student Organization: Women in Finance and Accounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Wellness Award: Ronald Steinhoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award (1): Mary Dueñas (not pictured)

Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award (2): Caroline Hardin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Peer Mentor Award (3): Allison Murrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Service Award: Diverse-OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Leadership Award: Students Today Leaders Forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Ask.Listen.Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Advisor Award: Jean Heitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award Descriptions

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Best Advisor Award

This award recognizes an advisor who excels in guiding their students and/or organization to success. They provide a welcoming, inclusive, and enthusiastic environment to all. This advisor positively challenges and supports the individual or group in order to achieve an overall goal or mission statement.

Nominators may be placed by both undergraduate and graduate students or student organizations.

Best New Organization Award

This award is given to a student organization that was founded within the last three academic years. They are awarded for their member participation, the successes they have had, and the unique contributions they bring to campus and the surrounding community. In addition, this organization has a plan for continued growth and achievement in future years and wants to continue to be a successful organization on campus.

Conservation and Sustainability Award

This award recognizes an organization or an individual that has gone above and beyond to better their community in terms of sustainability and conservation.  This student or organization demonstrates that they have had an impact on the Madison campus and community in helping to move toward a more sustainable environment.

Dean's Award of Excellence

This award is presented to a student organization that excels in three pillars: Wisconsin Experience, Discovery, and Innovation. The Wisconsin Experience revolves around the idea that together we create and apply learning inside and outside of the classroom to make the world a better place. Therefore, this organization actively works to incorporate effective program planning, innovation, leadership service, valued membership, and social justice into their mission and the events and programs they host each year.

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation

This award recognizes a student organization that excels in preparing its members for the future. Whether it is through networking sessions with members of the field, job fairs, or internships, this organization greatly values providing its members with outstanding employment and co-curricular opportunities that will allow them to succeed in the post-graduate world.

Global Citizenship Award

This award is given to an ambitious student in regards to his or her experience while abroad.  It recognizes a student’s efforts to increase his or her awareness to global issues whether it is through an internship, a class, or a volunteer project. In addition, this student applies different skills and values acquired through their experience abroad to better improve themselves as well as their surrounding community.

Health and Wellness Award

This award is given to an ambitious student or student organization that excels in promoting and achieving overall health and wellness on campus. This student or student group has shown excellent skill in promoting health, providing resources to campus to improve wellness, and working toward improving the overall well being of the UW Madison community.

Inclusivity Award

This award is presented to an organization that fosters learning opportunities, contributes to the scholastic and leadership growth for its members, and focuses on fostering interactions between members. This organization believes inclusivity revolves around a strong relationship between its members and dedicates extra time towards building those relationships. This organization also excels in promoting awareness and offering events surrounding social justice in order to foster an organization built on the fundamentals of equality.

This award honors outstanding student leaders who have made a significant impact on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding community. These students have demonstrated strong leadership skills through outstanding initiative, meaningful involvement, and measurable influence on students, citizens, or programming.

Individual Leadership Award

This award honors outstanding student leaders who have made a significant impact on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding community. These students have demonstrated strong leadership skills through outstanding initiative, meaningful involvement, and measurable influence on students, citizens, or programming.

Most Involved Award

This award is given to an ambitious student in regards to campus involvement. This student is well rounded in their interests, actively involved in multiple organizations and programs on campus. This student applies the different skills acquired in the organizations to better improve themselves, the students on campus, and the surrounding community.

Outstanding First-Year Freshman Award

This award goes to a freshman who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. This student shows strong interest in furthering their involvement in a student organization, program, or cause and to create a unique mark on the UW community. In addition, this student has taken initiative within their involvement and encompasses important values and ideals of the “Wisconsin Experience”.

Outstanding Leadership Award

This award recognizes a student organization that has excelled in their use of leadership skills to work towards a positive change on campus or in the surrounding community. This organization has demonstrated excellence in the core values of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework, which include integrity, inclusive engagement, and connection with the community. In addition, the organization has developed leadership skills in both members of the organization and the community in order to support them as they engage in this positive change. Finally, this organization demonstrates continuous reflection to overcome obstacles and weaknesses that are encountered during the process of implementing the positive change.

Outstanding Senior Award

This award goes to a senior who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. In addition, this student has shown growth and made a significant contribution to the campus community by making the most of their “Wisconsin Experience.” The students that receive the Outstanding Senior Award are those students that have been actively involved in the UW-Madison campus and community, those that are dedicated to its community, and those who associate strongly with the university.

Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes a student organization that has participated in service activities continually throughout the academic year and has hosted at least one service activity to the campus community. This student organization has worked consistently through dedication and perseverance to improve our campus and the surrounding community.

Outstanding Transfer Student Award

This award honors outstanding student leaders who have made a significant impact on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding community as a transfer student. This student has demonstrated his or her leadership through creating a unique mark on the UW community and successfully handling his or her transition onto campus through meaningful campus involvement. In addition, this student has taken initiative within their involvement and encompasses important values and ideals of the “Wisconsin Experience.”

Philanthropic Achievement Award

This award recognizes a student organization that has excelled in investing considerable time towards raising funds and donations for their events and charity. Their actions embody the Wisconsin Idea and have benefited campus or the surrounding community.

Social Justice Advocacy

This award recognizes an individual or student organization that makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality.  They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs.

Graduate Peer Mentor Awards

The Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards recognize graduate students who exhibit stellar mentorship qualities. These graduate students are selected based on their ability to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students, on or off campus.

Previous Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

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2018 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best Advisor Award: Glenn Bower

Best New Student Organization Award: Diverse-OT

Conservation and Sustainability Award: Helios

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: National Society of Black Engineers

Global Citizenship Award: Jennifer Torner

Health and Wellness Award: Accessible Reproductive Healthcare Initiative

Inclusivity Award: Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma

Individual Leadership Award: Sanaya Bhathena

Most Involved Award: Anna Patterson

Outstanding Freshman Award: Chris Massey

Outstanding Leadership Award: Alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc

Outstanding Senior Award: Meredith Braza

Outstanding Service Award: BundleUp

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Paul Jackson II

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Ask.Listen.Save

Social Justice Advocacy: We’re better Than That & VOICE

2017 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Women in Scientific Education and Research (WISER)

Conservation and Sustainability Award: Maria Castillo

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Badgerloop

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Transcend Engineering

Global Citizenship Award: Yi Wu

Health and Wellness Award: Diabetics and Nutrition Club

Inclusivity Award: Ten Percent Society

Individual Leadership Award: Eva Shelton

Most Involved Award: Jenna Hensel

Outstanding Freshman Award: Julia Schiller

Outstanding Leadership Award: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Outstanding Senior Award: Andrew Hunter Jr.

Outstanding Service Award: Engineers Without Boarders

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Fei He

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Delta Delta Delta Sorority

Social Justice Advocacy: Diverse-OT

2016 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Eye to Eye

Conservation and Sustainability Award: Ethical and Responsible Business Network

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Enactus

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Health Occupations Students of America – UW Madison (HOSA)

Global Citizenship Award: Wyatt Rufener

Health and Wellness Award: Kinesiology Club

Inclusivity Award: Badgers for Special Olympics

Individual Leadership Award: Maikou Vang

Most Involved Award: Caroline Zellmer

Outstanding Freshman Award: Nathaniel Jones

Outstanding Leadership Award: Peer Learning Association

Outstanding Senior Award: Erica Anderson

Outstanding Service Award: Kappa Delta Chi Sorority

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Sarah Laudon

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority

Social Justice Advocacy: Muslim Student Association

2015 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Badger Consulting

Conservation and Sustainability Award: International Agriculture Colloquium

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Advertising Club

Global Citizenship Award: Allison Perlin

Health and Wellness Award: Ask.Listen.Save

Inclusivity Award: Best Buddies Madison

Individual Leadership Award: Naman Siad

Most Involved Award: Joshua Choe

Outstanding Freshman Award: Abigail Catania

Outstanding Leadership Award: Muslim Student Association

Outstanding Senior Award: Christian Hernandez

Outstanding Service Award: Love Your Melon

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Shelby Knuth

Philanthropic Achievement Award: She’s The First

Social Justice Advocacy: National Alliance on Mental Illness – UW Madison (NAMI)

2014 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Be the Match on Campus

Conservation and Sustainability Award: Badger Catholic

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Ask.Listen.Save

Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Advertising Club

Global Citizenship Award: Abigail Gadbois

Health and Wellness Award: Wisonsin Society of Pharmacy Students

Inclusivity Award: Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority

Individual Leadership Award: Megan Crass

Most Involved Award: Casey Kalman

Outstanding Freshman Award: Isaiah Stock

Outstanding Leadership Award: AIESEC Madison

Outstanding Senior Award: Gary Filipp

Outstanding Service Award: Lions Club

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Ian Wegger

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Theta Chi Fraternity

Social Justice Advocacy: Ask.Listen.Save

2013 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: She’s The First

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Slow Food Madison

Excellence in Innovation Award: Adventure Learning Programs

Inclusivity Award: Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority

Individual Leadership Award: Shawn Harris

Most Involved Award: Jeremy Rickena

Outstanding Freshman Award: Megan Ketterhagen

Outstanding Leadership Award: AIESEC Madison

Outstanding Senior Award: Bob Friedel, Rebekah Blocker

Outstanding Service Award: Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Alex Keuhn

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Ask.Listen.Save

2012 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Students for Education Reform

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Madhatters

Excellence in Innovation Award: Greater University Tutoring Services

Inclusivity Award: Delta Gamma Sorority

Individual Leadership Award: Nichole Powell

Most Involved Award: Sam Clos

Outstanding Freshman Award: Christian Hernandez

Outstanding Leadership Award: Health Occupantions Students of America – UW Madison (HOSA)

Outstanding Senior Award: Amarildo Ademaj

Outstanding Service Award: American Red Cross Society

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Theodore Schober

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Delta Gamma Sorority

2011 Bucky's Award Ceremony Winners

Best New Student Organization Award: Wisconsin Association of Black Men

Dean’s Award of Excellence: Health Occupantions Students of America – UW Madison (HOSA)

Excellence in Innovation Award: Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity

Inclusivity Award: Greater University Tutoring Services

Individual Leadership Award: Jair Alvarez

Most Involved Award: Lauren Gould

Outstanding Leadership Award: Young Progressives

Outstanding Senior Award: Sam Rhyan

Outstanding Service Award: Aspiring Nurses Association

Outstanding Transfer Student Award: Heidi Lang, Jenny Sunday

Philanthropic Achievement Award: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority