The 6th annual Bengal Excellence Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 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.
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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30!
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.
For the below awards, there is a nomination review committee composed of 3 to 5 faculty, staff, and students 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, and Outstanding Students
of the Year Awards. The specific awards within each category are listed below, and
links and details to the nomination forms for each category are connected with each
Public Protection & Safety Student of the Year Award
Business & Technology Student of the Year Award
Health Sciences Student of the Year Award
Division of Health Sciences & Business Technology Student of the Year Award
Education Student of the Year Award
General Studies Student of the Year Award
Social Sciences Student of the Year Award
Humanities Student of the Year Award
Biological Sciences Student of the Year Award
Physical Sciences Student of the Year Award
Division of Arts & Sciences Student of the Year Award
Description: These awards will be presented to students who have demonstrated a mastery of their programs of study and have excelled as leaders in their programs. These are students who the nominator believes will represent LSUE and their academic programs with pride either in the workforce or at the next level of academics.
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 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: 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 is reserved for the most exceptional student at the University. This student has not only demonstrated mastery of their respective fields of study, but he or she has been a leader 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.