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 Bryan Ensel at

Important Dates

  • Nomination Forms Available: February 1, 2018
  • Nominations Due: March 13, 2018
  • Laurel Awards Ceremony: April 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Committee Members for 2017 - 2018

  • Bryan Ensel, Co-Chair, Housing & Residential Life
  • Maria Sevilla, Vice-Chair, Dean of Students Office
  • David Cline, Student Representative, Housing & Residental Life
  • Malcolm Hayden, Wellness & Recreation
  • Samatha Martin, Graduate Student Representative, Dean of Students Office
  • Leslie Leonard, Student Life
  • Mike Piacentino, Housing & Residential Life
  • Benjamin Stocking, Counseling Center
  • Lindsey Woods, Butler Center for Service & Leadership