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Leadership Awards

AALA Nomination EXTENSION Due April 1st, Noon

 

Asian American Cultural Center 

27th Annual Leadership Awards -2022


These awards recognize excellence in activities, programs, and services that promote cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and that provide educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community.

Share your nomination today https://go.illinois.edu/AALA2022!

The awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will begin at 7pm sharp, Monday, April 25, 2022 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom.  Doors will open at 6:30pm. For more information contact the Asian American Cultural Center: aacc@illinois.edu, (217) 333-9300, or www.oiir.illinois.edu/aacc.
 

Outstanding Asian & Asian American Student Organization
Student organizations that have developed and implemented activities, programs, and services that promote greater cultural, social, or political awareness of Asian American issues. The award recipient must be a registered organization affiliated with the AACC. *Previous awardees must include examples in their 2021 nomination on what (if any) specific aspects they have changed or improved since their last nomination. You may also like to include information regarding how the RSO has adapted to COVID-19 (e.g. transitioning to virtual formats, addressing students' isolation, accommodating students' mental health).

Outstanding Asian & Asian American Program / Event
Programs/events that have shown a significant impact in serving the Asian American community, developing awareness of Asian American issues, and/or promoting unity in the Asian American campus community. The award recipient must be sponsored primarily by a student organization. *Previous awardees must include examples in their 2022 nomination on what (if any) specific aspects they have changed or improved since their last nomination. You may also include information regarding how the RSO's program/event has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. transitioning to virtual formats, addressing students' isolation, accommodating students' mental health).

Outstanding Asian & Asian American Undergraduate Student Leader Award
Undergraduate student leaders for excellence in developing and implementing programs for the Asian American campus community, excellence and innovation in classroom instruction that furthers knowledge of Asian American communities, and/or excellence in research that promotes awareness of Asian American issues. Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified several semesters of leadership to our campus and will soon be graduating.

Outstanding Asian & Asian American Graduate Student Leader Award
Graduate and professional students for excellence in developing and implementing programs for the Asian American campus community, excellence and innovation in classroom instruction that furthers knowledge of Asian American communities, and/or excellence in research that promotes awareness of Asian American issues. Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified several semesters of leadership to our campus and will soon be graduating.

Outstanding Asian & Asian American Faculty/Staff Award
This award recognizes faculty and staff who have shown years of commitment to the Asian/Asian American campus community. Previous awardees for this category have collaborated with the AACC in providing mentoring, advising, programming, counseling, teaching, and/or research opportunities that develop students’ self-awareness and promote understanding of Asian/Asian American issues.
 

NOMINATION FORM

Additional guidelines can be found in the nomination form https://go.illinois.edu/AALA2022.

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at aacc@illinois.edu with the subject line AALA 2022

***All nominations must be submitted by the EXTENDED DEADLINE of noon - Friday, April 1, 2022***