Student Life and NEA Awards
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
by Jessica Dunahoo, 5.1.17
The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governors State University (GSU) has become involved in both the GSU and local community over the past two years. This year, the organization was nominated for multiple GSU Student Life awards including Program of the Year (Dog Blanket Community Service), Program of the Year (Student Success Panel), Outstanding Organization Advisor (Dr. Katy E. Hisrich), and Outstanding Student Club. SEA Student leaders were also nominated for awards such as Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Rising Star, and the Elaine P. Maimon President Award. SEA won three of the awards nominated. Samantha Allen won the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student, and Jessica Dunahoo and Stephanie Henning both won Rising Star awards. SEA worked hard this year to become an active group on campus and these efforts led to well-deserved recognition at the student life awards ceremony which took place on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at GSU.
In addition to these school awards, in May 2017, SEA was also nominated for awards at the national level. The National Education Association looks for state and local chapters every year who demonstrate excellence and outstanding leadership at that level. This year, Samantha Allen (president of SEA) was nominated as an Outstanding Local Student Leader. Dr. Katy E. Hisrich was nominated as Outstanding Local Advisor. SEA was nominated for the Local Excellence Award as an organization, as well as Local Communication Award. SEA at GSU was able to show off their campus and community involvement through a binder and Prezi, which displayed their many achievements and events throughout the year. While awards will not be presented for another few months, SEA has demonstrated their commitment to improvement over this past year and their accomplishments are being recognized.
Congratulations to our student leaders, faculty advisor, and the College of Education at GSU for their hard work and support.
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