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Leadership Awards

Each year, The Department of Student Life hosts the annual Leadership Awards Gala. The awards ceremony is held in the spring semester, and aims to recognize student leaders who exemplify scholarship, service, and leadership.  Students recognized at the Student 2019 Leadership Awards Gala are the very best of our involvement community, they enhance FIT by selflessly giving back their time and energy in order to create a better campus community.

The Awards Committee will accept nominations from students, staff, and faculty.  In addition to the application, all awards require the nominee's resume and a letter of recommendation (unless otherwise stated in the awards description).  All awards, including Club Awards will be presented at the 2019 Leadership Awards Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Nominations and Criteria:

  • A strong nomination will include tangible examples of how this student has shown compassion and dedication to their fellow students. Strong nominators will share relevant information about the impact this student has had on the college, their peers, and the FIT campus community as a whole.
  • All nominees must be good academic and judicial standing with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater will be considered.
  • Must be a candidate to graduate from any major as a candidate for an Associate, Baccalaureate or Master's Degree in May of 2019.
  • The degree seeking student must acquire one letter of recommendation depending on the award.

Use this link to nominate a student!

FIT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION AMY LOCICERO EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE AWARD (AAS)

This award is presented to a graduating Associates Degree seeking student who has shown significant school spirit and pride for FIT.

The recipient of this award will receive a one-time $1500 award via check or towards tuition.

  • Student must be nominated by an advisor or faculty member.
  • Recipient must be a graduating Associates degree seeking student

FIT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION MARION K. BRANDISS EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE AWARD (BA)

This award is presented to a graduating Bachelor's Degree seeking student who has shown significant school spirit and pride for FIT. The Marion Brandis Extracurricular Award Service Award recognizes outstanding leadership, and the ability to influence others to advance the mission of the college. The recipient of this award has shown compassion and dedication to their fellow students.  This student has also made an impact on the student experience, their peers, and the campus community as a whole.

The recipient of this award will receive a one-time $1500 award via check or towards tuition.

  • Student must be nominated by an advisor/faculty member.
  • Recipient must be a graduating bachelor's degree seeking student

MICHAEL A. NOETH SERVICE AWARD

This award is presented to a graduating student who, through selfless commitment to the FIT Community, demonstrates outstanding leadership, service and creativity. Named in honor of Draftsman Second Class, Michael A. Noeth of the United States Navy and an Alumni of FIT ('94) who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. Noeth was known for his creative spirit and commitment to serving others in the community.  

  • Recipient must be a graduating student
  • Recipient can be nominated by peers, faculty, staff, advisors, or self.

PHILIP MILIO LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Philip Milio Leadership Award is named in honor of Professor Philip Milio, a former Counselor of Student Life at FIT, who developed Leadership Weekend over 40 years ago. This award is presented to a student who has participated in the FIT Student Government Association Leadership Weekend retreat during their time as a student at FIT.  The recipient of this award has grasped the lessons of Leadership Weekend and applied them on our campus to enable others to succeed.

  • Recipient can be nominated by peers, faculty, staff, advisors, or self.

SYLVIA GALVARIN RISING STAR AWARD*

Sylvia Galvarin was a former faculty and mentor at FIT.  She was known for cultivating potential in students and recognizing students' abilities often before they realized them within themselves.  This award is given to a student who demonstrates a commitment to student life at FIT and has the potential to build a legacy on campus. This award is designed to recognize a student who may not be as heavily involved but nonetheless leaves an impact and is a rising star in our eyes.

  • Recipient can be nominated by peers, faculty, staff, advisors, or self.

PETER VOGEL GOLD LEADERSHIP KEYS**

The Student Senate nominates and presents this award to ten graduating (Associates or Bachelors Degree) students who have exhibited leadership qualities within the FIT Community. The recipient of this award has demonstrated significant progress towards achieving their leadership potential through campus and community involvement.This award does not require a letter of recommendation.

PETER VOGEL SILVER LEADERSHIP KEYS**

The Student Senate presents this award to five non-graduating students who have exhibited leadership qualities within the FIT Community. The recipient of this award has demonstrated significant progress towards achieving their leadership potential through campus and community involvement.This award does not require a letter of recommendation.

MAX MEYER MEMORIAL AWARD**

Named in honor of Max Meyer, Co-founder of FIT, this award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding involvement with campus life and clubs who, through service, has exemplified a commitment to enhancement of the FIT Community.  The Student Senate presents this award to a graduating student who have exhibited leadership qualities within the FIT Community.

The recipient of this award has demonstrated significant progress towards achieving their leadership potential through campus and community involvement. A plaque displaying names of past winners are displayed on the seventh floor of the David Dubinsky Student Center.  The nominee with the most votes for the Peter Vogel "Gold" Leadership Key wins this award. This is a one-time award.  This award does not require a letter of recommendation.

**VOTED ON AT A STUDENT SENATE MEETING**

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