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 In recognition of his 38 years of dedicated service to the students of Stony Brook University,  for fostering a safe and supportive campus community, and for developing generations of students  and Student Affairs practitioners, the Student Life Awards are now the  Jerrold L. Stein Student Life Awards  in honor of Dr. Jerrold L. Stein, former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs   and Dean of Students.
The Jerrold L. Stein Student Life Awards for Excellence in Student Leadership and Campus Involvement is an annual celebration of the exceptional students, organizations, and advisors at Stony Brook University.    
 Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate student leaders, student organizations, and faculty/staff advisors for their outstanding contributions to University life in the areas of leadership, campus programming, and advising throughout the academic year.

  Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Jerrold L. Stein Student Life Award Winners!

2020-2021 Winners

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 Student Life Awards Past Winners

 

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  • Student Program Awards

    Nominees for this award must be sponsored by a recognized organization registered with the Department of Student Engagement & Activities OR supported by a campus department.

    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.

    Service Program Award
    Honors an event whose outcomes promoted the tenets of selfless acts of service and civic engagement.

    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.

    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

    Virtual Program Award
    Honors an online program that has used virtual resources to keep attendees engaged and has had a significant impact on the campus community. 

    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.

  • Student Leader Awards

    Nominees for this award must be sponsored by a recognized organization registered with the Department of Student Engagement & Activities OR supported by a campus department.

    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.

    Peter Baigent Recreational & Leisure 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 students to find community they may not be able to find elsewhere on campus.

    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 community involvement.

    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

    Executive Member of 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.

    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 h onors 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.

    Elizabeth D. Couey Award
    This award was established in 1974 in memory of the first Director of the  Stony Brook Union and is awarded for outstanding contributions towards the improvement and growth of student life at  Stony Brook. Nominees for this award must be undergraduate student leaders of senior standing (expected graduation  date of May, August, or December 2020), with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, in good standing with the University.

    The Shirley Strum Kenny Steel Magnolia Award
    This award is presented annually to a staff or faculty member who has demonstrated compassion and strength in support of enhancing the overall student experience. The award is named in honor of former President Kenny who was presented the first "Steel Magnolia" award by a group of students in 2009.

    The Sister Margaret Ann Landry, RSHM Lifetime Achievement Advising Award
    This award is presented annually to a staff or faculty member with 10 or more years of service, who has provided extraordinary commitment mentoring and advising individuals and/or student groups on campus. The award is named in honor of its first recipient, who received the honor in 2003.

  • Student Organization Awards

    Nominees for this award must be sponsored by a recognized organization registered with the Department of Student Engagement & Activities OR supported by a campus department.

    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.

    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.

    Campus Community Impact Award
    Honors 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.

    Social Media Engagement Award 
    Honors an organization that has successfully utilized one or more social media platforms, and whose social media content promotes engagement through a variety of innovative methods.  

    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 significantly toward the growth of its members.

    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 basis.