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Laurel Awards

Each year we celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of our outstanding staff members, student employees and the Division of Student Affairs at the annual Laurel Awards ceremony.  Individuals and departments who go above and beyond in their roles and transform lives at the University are recognized.

Nominees are recommended by their peers, supervisors, staff, and students for their outstanding work and dedication. The nomination process takes place during the spring semester and the important dates are provided below.

Award Descriptions Submit a Nomination

We look forward to recognizing the excellent work of the Division and all of our staff. If you have any questions please contact Maria Sevilla at msevilla@miami.edu

Important Dates

  • Submissions open: February 14, 2019
  • Submissions close: March 15, 2019 by 5 p.m.
  • Laurel Awards Ceremony: April 11, 2019

Committee Members for 2018 - 2019

  • Maria Sevilla, Chair, Dean of Students Office
  • Mike Piacentino, Vice-Chair, Housing & Residential Life
  • David Cline, Student Representative, Housing & Residental Life
  • Alex Kamphorst, Office of the Vice President
  • Ashley Morning, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement
  • Leslie Leonard, Student Life
  • Benjamin Stocking, Counseling Center
  • Lindsey Woods, Butler Center for Service & Leadership
  • Marena Gavilan, Wellness Center