Students Honored in End-of-Year Ceremony

Students Honored in End-of-Year Ceremony

| By: Britten, Casey

It was a night of celebration, Roaring ‘20s style.

On Monday, May 2, Fox Valley Technical College honored student organizations and individuals for outstanding co-curricular engagement at its annual Student Government Association (SGA) Awards Banquet.

During this festive event, SGA and the FVTC Student Life department recognized more than 70 students for their achievements during the 2021-22 academic year, including attendance at state and national competitions, service to student boards, and legislative seminar attendance. It was held in the Fox Club banquet facility at Fox Cities Stadium and featured appetizers, refreshments, a photo booth and dinner, followed by the awards ceremony.


Vicky Barke Leadership Achievement Award:

Tommy Givantt, Black Student Union
Lily Kussman, Professional Agriculture Student Organization

This award was established in honor of Vicky (Barke) Weiland, former Student Life Director and committed Fox Valley Technical College employee for 40+ years. All students who receive this prestigious honor will receive a medallion to wear at graduation.

SGA Leadership Award:

Muhammed Yunus, International Exchange Club

This award is selected by the SGA executive board and recognizes an individual who has made a positive impact on the overall campus climate through their leadership during the current academic year.

C.E.O. Leadership Award:

Nou Xiong, Hmong Student Union

This award is selected by leadership of the Campus Engagement Association (CEO) and recognizes an individual student member for their exceptional achievements in providing opportunity and engagement to fellow students.

Collaborative Event of the Year:

Baking 101 with International Exchange Club and Culinary, Baking and Hospitality Club

When two or more groups come together to create an event, the overall impact on the community increases exponentially. This award celebrates the organizations who worked together on a single event to achieve a greater outcome.

Advisor of the Year:

Thong Xiong, Hmong Student Union

This award recognizes the advisor whose ability to support, educate and encourage the student organization goes above and beyond the expected norm. This advisor has demonstrated remarkable dedication to and support of the organization. This advisor's role and service to the organization will also be taken into consideration.

Student Organization of the Year:

Collegiate DECA

This award celebrates one organization that has demonstrated the importance of co-curricular learning through active membership, hosting impactful events and preparing its members for the world of work.

Educational Event of the Year:

Veterinary Technology Week, Veterinary Technician Association

This award recognizes a student organization that went above and beyond in the planning and execution of an event which increased knowledge or awareness on a specific subject.

Social Event of the Year:

Paint Night, International Exchange Club

This award recognizes a student organization that went above and beyond in the planning and execution of an event which created deeper interpersonal connections between students.

Civic Consciousness Award:

Connecting Parenting Students to on Campus Resources, Phi Theta Kappa

This award is to recognize the student organization that did an outstanding job working toward a goal that aided a community non-profit or social justice cause.

Unsung Champion Award:

Ernest Olles Affi, International Exchange Club

This award is presented to a student who has been involved in a variety of activities but has not necessarily held formal leadership positions. It recognizes a person who rarely receives notice for their behind-the-scenes work.

Officer of the Year Award:

Wyatt Gleissner, Collegiate DECA

This award recognizes outstanding examples of leadership, work ethic and integrity by a student organization officer. It targets those who are dedicated to the success of all organization members and events; and who go above and beyond what is expected of them as an officer.