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Leadership Awards 2020

 

Asian American Cultural Center 

25th Annual Leadership Awards
 
Award Categories & Award Recipients for 2020 
May 1st - 7pm - Virtual
 

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.
 

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.

  • Indian Graduate Students Association    
  • Philippine Student Association    
  • Vietnamese Student Association   


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. Outstanding Asian & Asian American Undergraduate Student Leader Award Exceptional undergraduate student leaders who have served the Asian American campus community as advocates for promoting understanding of Asian American issues and in leadership of activities that promote unity among Asian American students. Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified several semesters of leadership to our campus and will soon be graduating.

  • Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation Workshop, hosted by Asian American Association    
  • Diwali on the Main Quad 2019,  hosted by Indian Graduate Students Association    
  • FACT Conference 2019,  hosted by Philippine Student Association  


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.

  • Karen Chen  
  • Felicia Jia    
  • Jared-Peter Lavengco  
  • Csammer Love Jularbal  
  • Selena Mei  
  • Ting Ting Rui  
  • Erika Saligan  
  • Priya Vaikuntapathi  
  • Susan Zhou  


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.

  •  James Lee    
  • Rohit Vaidya 


Outstanding Asian & Asian American Faculty/Staff Award
This award recognizes faculty, academic professionals, and civil service staff who have shown years of commitment to the Asian American campus community in providing mentoring, advising, programming, counseling, teaching, and research opportunities that develop students’ self-awareness and that promote understanding of Asian American issues. Award consideration favors those nominees who have exemplified at least five years of service to our campus and have collaborated with AACC programs.

  •  Not awarded for 2020

 

Program booklet available on Facebook HERE

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to become a member of the planning committee for the 25th Annual Asian American Leadership Awards, please contact us at AACC@illinois.edu.