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Leadership Awards 2021

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Asian American Cultural Center 

26th Annual Leadership Awards

 

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.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Asian American Leadership Awards!
Thank you for your commitment to uplifting the Asian and Asian American community at UIUC! 

Watch our congratulatory video here: https://www.facebook.com/events/795361941065455/

 

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).

 

2021 Outstanding Asian & Asian American Student Organization Award Winner(s): Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity (KPiB Gamma Chapter)

 

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. *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 include information regarding how the RSO's program/event has adapted to COVID-19 (e.g. transitioning to virtual formats, addressing students' isolation, accommodating students' mental health).


​2021 Outstanding Asian & Asian American Program / Event Award Winner(s):
Virtual Diwali, Indian Graduate Students Association (IGSA);
Sexual Assault in the Greek Community, Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority (APhiG)
 

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.

2021 Undergraduate Student Leader Award Winner(s): Natalie Fine, Shruthi Mekala

 

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.

​2021 Graduate Student Leader Award Winner(s): Eunbyul Park

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to become a member of the planning committee for the 26th Annual Asian American Leadership Awards, please contact us at AACC@illinois.edu.