2016 Involvement Awards celebrating student accomplishments.

Student Affairs, the Office of Student Involvement and the Auburn University Involvement Ambassadors hosted the fourth annual Involvement Awards on Thursday, April 22, 2016. Held in the Student Center Ballroom, complete with a red carpet, this annual awards ceremony honors student leaders and student organizations for their service, commitment and accomplishments throughout the last year

The recipients of the 11 awards, including male student leader of the year, female student leader of the year and exceptional campus organization, are kept confidential until they are announced at the event. The awards also honor a staff member as Organization Advisor of the Year, an award that was named this year in honor of Corey Edwards, director of Student Involvement, and his 10 years of dedication to Auburn University students. The award was endowed for $25,000 by friends and family of Corey and Auburn University Alumni.

The Outstanding New Organization


Given to the first year organization that most exemplifies the traits of an Auburn organization and best develops its members into Auburn men and women. These organizations not only overcome the hardships of a new organization, but they also excel at their accomplishments despite their new presence on campus and limited resources. These new organizations will undoubtedly accomplish even more in the years to come.

The Most Entertaining Campus Event of The Year

Eagle Eye TV- Auburn Feud

This award recognizes an event that is captivating, exciting, and impressive in every way. Each unique nominee exemplifies all of these characteristics. They are undeniably assets to Auburn’s campus, enriching Auburn with experiences and performances unrivaled by any other university. These events include dances, concerts, cultural nights, game shows, and everything in between.

Naming of the Corey M. Edwards Advisor of The Year Award

As a symbol of gratitude and in recognition for Corey's 10 years of service, an endowment has been created to establish the Corey M. Edwards Advisor of the Year Award.

Corey continually goes above and beyond to support Auburn students in making the most of their Auburn experience.

This endowed award was made possible through the generosity of many colleagues, friends, and Auburn alumni and will be awarded each year to the advisor of a student organization who exemplifies the service and leadership of Corey Edwards.

Excellence in Marketing & Design

Auburn University Dance Marathon

The Excellence in Marketing & Design Award is a new award added this year. This award recognizes the organization with the highest quality of marketing and design techniques, based on aesthetics, outreach, and originality. No organization is complete without a means of marketing and branding. This organization has created an exceptionally strong presence on campus of their identities, as well as their initiatives through design.

The Outstanding Cultural Impact Award

Muslim Student Association

The Outstanding Cultural Impact Award recognizes a group or event that unifies students of all cultures, resulting in a more educated student population. The nominees for this award make symbolic efforts to promote peace between all countries of the world, or simply just provide an opportunity for Auburn students to learn more about and appreciate other cultures.

The Overcoming Adversity Award

High School Leadership Conference

The Overcoming Adversity Award recognizes an organization that is faced with many obstacles, but chooses not to let those obstacles hinder their success. These organizations demonstrate a great deal of tenacity and determination. As Martin Luther King eloquently stated, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” This award could not fit this quote any better and it reflects the true determination and character of these nominees.

Excellence in Practical Application Award

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Club

The Excellence in Practical Application Award recognizes an organization that applies the skills learned in their coursework not only in a classroom setting, but in the community as well. They support the community of their field of study in and around Auburn through professional development, networking, outreach, and a commitment to innovation in the form of active research and projects. These nominees not only educate students and members of their organization, but also provide opportunities for real-world experience.

The Outstanding Incorporation of Diversity & Inclusion Award


The Outstanding Incorporation of Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented to the organization that embodies and promotes diversity and inclusion on Auburn’s campus. While honoring diversity within an organization is important, the recipient of this award goes above and beyond normal boundaries by actively working to incorporate diversity into the community. They strive to not only spread diversity on campus, but also truly include every student, faculty and staff member.

The Male Student Leader of the Year

John McNeil

The Male Student Leader of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional male leader on Auburn’s campus that continuously portrays the image of what an Auburn man should be. These nominees are not only exceptional leaders, but also selfless servants who strive daily to serve the Auburn student body and faculty. These nominees handle difficult situations with maturity, integrity, and character, setting an amazing example for others.

The Female Student Leader of the Year

Jamie McClintock

The Female Student Leader of the Year Award recognizes a woman who embodies the Auburn spirit and represents the ideals and character of an Auburn woman. She is someone who has shown continuous commitment in projects and initiatives in an effort to properly serve Auburn University and her community. She exemplifies selfless leadership, outstanding commitment, and a strong dedication to her work. These nominees inspire her peers to step forward and set an example for future leaders with selfless spirit and relentless determination.

The Fred & Charlene Kam "Human Touch" Service Award

Active Minds

The Charlene and Fred Kam Human Touch Service Award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of an organization that is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of the people they serve. Demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to care, this organization goes above and beyond the average volunteer duties by actively engaging the student body, faculty, and Auburn community in their cause. This organization consistently strives to enhance quality of life for those they serve, and exemplify the power of the human touch in the work they do.

The Corey Edwards Organization Advisor of the Year

Nels Madsen

The Corey Edwards Advisor of the Year Award recognizes an individual who is extremely supportive of the organization he or she advises. While the dedication and hard work of organization’s members is extremely important to that organization’s success, having a voice of wisdom and guidance in the form of an advisor is priceless. Outstanding advisors do this and so much more, not only for the organization they advise, but also for the all of the students they work with on a daily basis. These nominees have taken great steps towards the development of leadership on Auburn’s campus amongst all of its students.

The Foy Spirit Award

Aislinn Skuropat

The Emma O. and James E. Foy Spirit Award is a prestigious scholarship named in honor of former Dean of Students, Dr. James Foy, and his late wife. The Foy family established the award to recognize and reward a student who exhibits exceptional qualities of leadership, character and a commitment to the Auburn community while maintaining a job to help pay for his or her education. Such a student demonstrates excellence while epitomizing the Auburn Creed.

The Most Exceptional Campus Organization Award

Freshman Leadership Program

This award recognizes those who have displayed overall excellence in organizational development, leadership, service, and membership engagement. These organizations have poured their hearts and time into the Auburn community and beyond. They have continuously sought to impact the way Auburn students think, work, and serve, through social media, creative fundraisers, university-wide events, and even dancing. The members of these organizations make an impression on anyone they come in contact with, on campus and in the community.

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