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Highlander Leadership Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Highlander Leadership Awards are now open! Nominations are Due Friday, March 2nd by 5:00pm via the online submission form. Nominations will be accepted for activity occurring August 2017 through April 2018. Please email the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center or call 309-457-2115 with any questions.

Award Descriptions

Nominate an individual or organization by completing the nomination form.

Nominees will be contacted to inform them of their nomination and to request a current copy of their resume. If they do not submit their resume and grade verification by March 14, their nomination will not be reviewed.

All nominees and nominators will receive invitations, by mail and electronically, to attend the Highlander Inauguration and Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Highlander Room. Award recipients will be announced at this ceremony.

2017 Highlander Leadership Award Recipients

Big Red Spirit Award: Elizabeth Hippen
Good Neighbor Award: Brenda Saldivar
Student Employee of the Year: Mary Kate Luzzo
Student Organization Service Excellence: Alpha Xi Delta
Student Organization Excellence: Monmouth Forensics
Student Organization Advisor Excellence: Gena Alcorn
Outstanding Career Mentor: Kristin Larson
Kaleidoscope Award: Monmouth College Art Department "Black Lives Matter Exhibition"
White and Crimson Leadership Award: Farida Mohammed
Student Leader of the Year: Diana Rubi

Leadership Excellence: Javier Abrego, Attilio Angellotti, Matthew Barnes, Emily Billin, Alexis Brauer, Maggie Brundige, Thomas Burkhead, Nick Callaway, Chandler Claudé, Brady Crane, Naia Dawson, Cole Downey , Anna Ellison, Jack Godlewski, Alyssa Hale, Abby Hubbard, Sean Klink, Mackenzi Lafferty, Lily Lindner, Mary Kate Luzzo, Ashley Maurer, Farida Mohammed, Tenille Mixon, Maddie Neal, Nathan Null, Ellie Peterson, Jacob Poore, Cole Pyatt, Carlin Reinig, Diana Rubi, Kaitlyn Rule, Elizabeth Smith, Hadley Smithhisler, Lucas Sondgeroth, Asa Stevenson, Brian Steimel, Sarah Timm, Jameyrae Valdivia, Kaniesha Whatley, TJ Wise

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: Maggie Brundige, Anna Ellison, Samantha Estrada, Morgan Gulley, Janielle Henderson, Daniel Hintzke, Jessica Irons, Jasmine Johnson, Rachel Masch, Gianna Miceli, Michelle Nafziger, Stephanie Saey, Rebecca Schmidt, Sarah Schmitt, Emily Sheets, Marquis Williams

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ceremony for?

The 2017 Highlander Leadership Awards Ceremony recognizes and honors students, student organizations and organization advisors in the area of leadership and involvement on campus. It is also the ceremony where the newly elected officers of ASMC are inaugurated.

Are self-nominations will be accepted?

Yes, self-nominations will be accepted.

What day is the Ceremony?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

What time does the ceremony begin?


Who can attend the ceremony?

Students, faculty, or staff members nominated can attend, as well as the individuals who nominate.

What should I wear?

The dress is business casual.

Where will the ceremony take place?

Stockdale Center, Highlander Room

How long will the ceremony run?

Approximately an hour and a half

When is the RSVP deadline?

Please RSVP by April 5th to the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center

Will dinner be provided at this event?

Dinner will be served as well as dessert and beverages

Does it cost money to attend?


Why should I attend the ceremony?

Attending the ceremony will allow you the opportunity to learn about other students and student organizations participation and their effect on the Monmouth College campus.

I was nominated, what do I have to do now?

You will be sent an invitation to the ceremony in the mail. Please make sure that you RSVP by April 5th to let us know if you are attending.

Contact Us

Jacob McLean '15
Assistant Director of Leadership Development