The inaugural Bengal Excellence Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM in the South Commons area of the Acadian Center, and outstanding student leaders and organizations will be recognized for their achievement both inside and outside of the classroom. Good, quality nominations are essential to the success of this event, so please review the awards and criteria below, and submit your nominations.
Students who have been nominated for an award will be invited by the Office of Student Affairs and must RSVP to be eligible to receive the award.
Faculty/staff can click HERE to RSVP to attend the banquet.
Scroll down to view the award categories, and click the "Submit a Nomination" button next to the award(s) for which you want to nominate a student, organization, or program.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, APRIL 1!
When writing a nomination, include as much detail as possible, and when possible, use specific examples when speaking to why a student, organization, or program should be considered for
the award. Review the criteria, and write the nomination to the criteria. When applicable,
include any accolades or awards that the student has achieved. It may be a good idea
to have the student send you his/her resume if he/she has one to include as much detail
as possible about the individual in the nomination.
There is a nomination review committee composed of 3 to 5 faculty and staff from different
parts of campus, charged with reviewing all nominations and scoring the nominations
according to standardized rubrics/rating matrices. To ensure the highest levels of
fairness and equal opportunity for all nominees and to avoid biases, names of the
nominees and any other identifiable information will be removed from the nominations
(to the extent possible). Nominators will review the nominations and score each of
them to provide a quantitative output that will be used to select the winners.
There are several categories of awards that will be awarded at the Bengal Excellence
Awards Banquet, including Dual Enrollment Awards, Student Organization Awards, Student
Leadership and Service Awards, Outstanding Athlete Awards, Academic Division Awards,
and Outstanding Students of the Year Awards. The specific awards within each category
are listed below, and links to the nomination forms for each category are connected
with each award below.
Description: Teachers and administrators at high schools with students dually enrolled with LSUE can nominate up to two (2) students from each high school who have demonstrated outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement. These students have been able to successfully balance both high school and collegiate academic requirements while continuing to represent their schools in clubs, sports, and/or other outside of the classroom activities.
Description: This award will be presented to an exemplary LSUE Academy student who has been able to master college-level coursework while excelling in their high school coursework at the same time. LSUE Academy students are tasked with completion of these requirements in face-to-face classes on both the college and high school campuses. This student has shown that he/she is able to navigate the many challenges associated with this high level of academic rigor while continuing to represent their schools in clubs, sports, and/or other outside of the classroom activities.
Description: This award will be presented to the student organization advisor who has created a supportive environment within which their leaders work. The recipient is an example of how an advisor can be instrumental in helping members grow, learn, develop, and make a positive impact.
Description: This award will be presented to a new student organization that has made strides in recruiting members, retaining members, and completing organizational goals.
Description: This award will be presented to the student organization-sponsored campus program that successfully met its goals and had a far-reaching and lasting impact on the campus community.
Description: This award will be presented to the student organization that has successfully met its goals and made a lasting impact on the campus. The organization should demonstrate success and diversity in its initiatives and membership and should demonstrate how members effectively worked as a team towards the achievement of organizational goals.
Description: This award will be presented to the student who has demonstrated outstanding organizational skills, good interpersonal and communication skills with peers and professionals, and university and community involvement. This student carries himself/herself with confidence and acts with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Description: This award will be presented to a student who has dedicated his or her time and energy to assist organizations, instructors, and/or other groups or individuals within the institution towards the achievement of goals, receiving little to no compensation for efforts.
Description: These students are nominated by coaches, players, family members, or others who want to recognize a student athlete’s stellar academic achievement, performance on the field/court, and their selfless service to the campus and to the community. These individuals are leaders both on and off the field and represent LSUE with integrity and Bengal pride.
*Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may be considered if the nominating person deems his/her recent performance exemplary and worthy of consideration of the award above all others. Justification for this exception must be expressly stated in the nomination.
Description: Faculty members and Deans will be invited to nominate students within their division for these awards, which will be presented to one student within each of the three academic divisions who has performed exceptionally well in comparison to their peers and is considered to be a vital asset to his or her program of study. If you have a student in mind for one of these awards, please contact the Dean of your division and recommend that student for the award. This can be done through email correspondence to the Dean.
Description: These awards are reserved for the most exceptional freshman, sophomore, and unclassified students at the University. These students have not only demonstrated mastery of their respective fields of study, but they have been leaders amongst their peers and have embodied the highest standards of professionalism and integrity when representing the University. Nominations should address the following criteria, which will be used when evaluating nominations.
*Students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may be considered if the Dean deems his/her recent performance exemplary and worthy of consideration of the award above all others. Justification for this exception must be expressly stated in the nomination.