Student Life Awards
Student Program Awards
Social Program Award: Honors an event that promoted a sense of community and engagement across a broad subset of
the campus population, and had a significant impact on the campus community.
2023 Winner: Asian Student Alliance - Asian Night
Service Program Award: Honors an event whose outcomes promoted the tenets of selfless acts of service and civic
2023 Winner: Student Blood Drive Committee - Stony Brook Blood Drives
Educational Program Award: Honors a creative program that promotes greater awareness of an existing academic,
political, or social issue through educational efforts that enhance student learning
and provide a meaningful exchange of ideas.
2023 Winner: Iranian Graduate Student Association - Campus Rally for the Brave Women of Iran
Diversity & Inclusion Program Award: Honors an event that promoted cross-cultural learning and interaction, appealed to a broad
audience, and provided a meaningful exchange of ideas
2023 Winner: BlackWorld - Black History Month Special Edition
Program of the Year: Honors a program that has had a positive impact on the overall Stony Brook community. This
award recognizes a program that embodied the SBU spirit of inclusiveness and school
pride, and promoted a community of awesome.
2023 Winner: Origami Club - Cranes for a Cause
Student Leader Awards
Advocacy Leadership Award: Honors a student who has demonstrated strong leadership in generating campus wide
awareness about existing social issues and advocated for change in the community.
2023 Winner: Audrey Fernandez
Peter Baigent Recreational & Leadership Activities Leadership Award: Honors a student for their outstanding leadership in creating a unique community space
on campus for students to express themselves focusing on a particular hobby, passion
or interest, while allowing stduents to find community they might not be able to find
elsewhere on campus.
2023 Winner: Luis Pagan
Community Service Leadership Award: Honors a student who has shown an unwavering dedication to servant leadership and
a commitment to generating awareness of comunity based issues beyond the borders of
2022 Winner: Alicia Figeroux
Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Honors a student who has devoted significant time and effort to civic eduation, civic
justice or civility issues and has shown a committment to generating awareness of
civic- and civility-based issues on or off campus
2023 Winners: Christopher Sullivan and Rory O'Neill
Emerging Leadership Award: Honors a freshman or sophomore student who has taken on leadership roles and has demonstrated
significant progress towards achieving their leadership potential through campus and
2023 Winners: Rachel Liu
Organizational Leadership Award: Honors non-executive board members of recognized organizations who go above and beyond the
call of duty in an effort to enhance the purpose of their organization.
2023 Winner: Sharron Huang
Executive Board Member the Year:Honors a member of an executive board of a recognized organization who has gone beyond the
call of duty to enhance the purpose of their organization be it through acquiring
new skills, membership engagement, leadership development, cross-campus collaboration,
and relationship building.
2023 Winner: Jacob Huben
Theresa Montenaro 200% Student Leadership Award: Throughout her 20 years as a custodian in the Stony Brook Union, Theresa Montenaro
was committed to providing a caring and safe environment for all students, faculty,
and staff. This award honors a junior or senior student leader who goes beyond the call of duty, regularly
gives 200%, and exemplifies Theresa Montenaro’s unique qualities, which include the ability to listen with understanding,
guide without boundaries, give and take with love, and grow with each passing day.
2023 Winner: Elizabeth Argiro
Elizabeth D. Couey Award: This award was esablished in 1974 in memory of the first Director of the Stony Brook
Union and is awarded for outstanding contributions towards the omprovement and growth
of stduent life at Stony Brook. Elizabeth D. Couey Award was established in 1974 in
memory of the first Director of the Stony Brook Union and honors a graduating senior for outstanding contributions toward the improvement and growth of student life at
Stony Brook. Nominees for this award must be undergradute student leaders of senior
standing (expected graduation date of May, August, or December 2020), with a cumulative
G.P.A. of 2.75 of higher, in good standing with the University.
2023 Winner: Aquelah Francis
Student Organization Awards
Advisor of the Year Award: Honors a faculty or staff member who has served as an advisor to a student club or
organization. This advisor is involved with the student leaders offers knowledge and
experience to the organization, and provides assistance and support on an ongoing
2023 Winner: Christine Marullo
Best New Organization Award: Honors a student organization that newly registered within the past 12 months and
is dedicated to student life. This organization takes the initiative to make the organization
visible on campus, has grown in membership since its recognition, and shows potential
for continued growth and success on our campus.
2023 Winner: Women in Health Care
Most Improved Organization Award:Honors an organization that has shown significant, meaningful and lasting growth and development
in areas such as programming, leadership and organizational management.
2023 Winners: Commuter Student Association and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, International
Campus Community Impact Award The Campus Community Impact Award is presented to an organization that is committed
to engaging the student population in programming and initiatives that are impactful,
lasting and generate a sense of community, pride, inclusivity and engagement.
2023 Winner: Iraniah Graduate Student Association
Social Media Engagement Award: Honors an organization that has sucessfully utilized one or more social media platforms,
and whose social media content promotes engagement through a variety of innovative
2023 Winner: Korean Student Association
Organization of the Year Award: Honors an organization that has made a significant effort to further its purpose through
its contribution to Stony Brook and/or the community at large. This award recognizes
the student organization that has demonstrated consistent flexibility, initiative,
creativity and perseverance through their activities and programs, and has contributed
signficiantly toward the groth of its members.
2023 Winner: Pre-Nursing Society