Student Services

Student awards

Awards are presented each year to individual students, faculty/staff advisors and student organizations who have shown a strong commitment to community service, leadership, and overall involvement in both the NEOMED and Northeast Ohio Communities.

Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Office of Student Affairs recognizes our students and faculty/staff advisors for their service and leadership. The fourth annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the NEW Center ballroom. RSVP by April 17, 2019!

This year’s keynote speaker will be President Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University.

Jim Tressel became the ninth president of Youngstown State University on July 1, 2014. Since then, the university has made remarkable strides: enrollment and student retention continue to rise; freshmen classes are more academically-accomplished; graduation numbers are at an all-time high; grants, scholarship endowments and donations are soaring; campus housing has increased; and streets on and around campus have undergone significant upgrades.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Tressel earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron.  He was head football coach at YSU for 15 years, winning four national championships. He also was head football coach at Ohio State for 10 years, winning seven Big Ten titles, earning ten bowl appearances and winning the 2002 National Championship. After leaving Ohio State, Tressel served as executive vice president for Student Success at the University of Akron, and then returned to YSU in 2014 as president.

Past Keynote Speakers

  • 2018: Nancy L. Gantt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • 2017: Andrew Schoenfeld, M.D. MSc and NEOMED graduate (’03)
  • 2016: Dale E. English II, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., R.Ph., FASHP

Nominations

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations by March 17, 2019.

The NEOMED Ethical Leader Award is designed to recognize one outstanding NEOMED student for his/her continued contributions to modeling ethical leadership at NEOMED who most exemplifies the characteristics listed within the eligibility criteria.

Nominate a student

Eligibility
  • Has demonstrated ethical behavior over the course of studies or in a particular situation/event.
  • Demonstrates character, moral courage, and ethical conduct while achieving the highest standard of respect for the rights and value of others.
  • Abides by the highest level of professional behavior expected of a health care professional.
  • Whose moral concern for their peers and community led others toward greater levels of organizational/community responsibility.
  • Has shown evidence of a commitment to the principles of the NEOMED Student Honor Code, specifically to altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity, and respect for others throughout his/her studies, clinical experiences, and interactions.
  • Serves as a role model for other emerging ethical leaders through ethical decision-making that is transformational to others.
NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Nominator (student, faculty or staff) should complete the NEOMED Ethical Leadership Award nomination form and submit by the published deadline.
  • Nominee (student) should be an actively enrolled student at NEOMED.
  • May not be a group, but rather an individual student.
Previous Award Winners
  • 2015-2016: Timothy Smile (’17)
  • 2016-2017: Casondra Kleven (’17)
  • 2017-2018: Amythest Gauthier  (’18)

The NEOMED Student Organization of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding NEOMED Student Organization for their continued contribution to the University, service to the community, educational program offerings, and demonstration of effective leadership qualities.

Nominate a student organization

Criteria
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership qualities which allows the leaders to work together towards the organization’s common goals
  • Must serve as a role model for other student organizations
  • Must collaborate with other student organizations and University departments to offer and promote educational programs and events
  • Community service must be shown to have made a positive impact on both the community and the student organization
Eligibility Requirements

Only registered NEOMED Student Organizations as defined by the Office of Student Affairs are eligible for this award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Active organization for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Completed a non-NSC funded fundraiser (or has one planned)
  • Completed non-NSC funded community service project (or has one planned)
  • Active President, Treasurer and Advisor
  • Organization activity must have occurred between July 1, 2018 and March 17, 2019.
Previous Award Winners
  • 2015-2016: American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
  • 2016-2017: Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)
  • 2017-2018: American Academy of Family Physicians- Family Medicine Interest Group (AAFP-FMIG)

The New Student Organization of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding NEOMED Student Organization for their continued contribution to the University, service to the community, educational program offerings, and demonstration of effective leadership qualities.

Nominate a student organization

Criteria
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership qualities which allows the leaders to work together towards the organization’s common goals
  • Must serve as a role model for other student organizations
  • Must collaborate with other student organizations and University departments to offer and promote educational programs and events
  • Community service must be shown to have made a positive impact on both the community and the student organization
Eligibility Requirements

Only newly established student organizations that are defined by the Office of Student Affairs as NEOMED official student organizations, are eligible for this award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Newly established student organization and currently active for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Completed a non-NSC funded fundraiser (or has one planned)
  • Completed non-NSC funded community service project (or has one planned)
  • Active President, Treasurer and Advisor
  • Organization activity must have occurred between July 1, 2018 and March 17, 2019.
  • Previously “re-activated” student organizations are not eligible for this award. This means if a group was deactivated for a few years, and this year just recently became active again, they are not considered a new student organization during the 2018-2019 academic year and therefore are ineligible for the award.
Previous Award Winners

The Diversity Student Organization of the Year award is designed to recognize one outstanding diverse student organization who demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion and equity. In addition, the student organization must also develop positive collaborative relationships with other student organizations, community agencies, University departments, and faculty and staff.

Nominate a student organization

Criteria
  • Must make significant and measureable contributions to the underrepresented and larger campus community
  • Must contribute positively to the personal and leadership development of its members
  • Must support other campus events and diverse student organization
  • Must provide support, advocacy, and services that meet the needs of diverse populations
  • Must develop events/programs that are educational, promotes high academic ideals, builds/improves cultural awareness, and/or advocated for the needs of underrepresented populations
  • Must demonstrate a sustained commitment to the advancement of cultural diversity and inclusion at NEOMED and in the community
Eligibility Requirements

Only registered NEOMED Student Organizations as defined by the Office of Student Affairs are eligible for this award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Active organization for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Completed a non-NSC funded fundraiser
  • Completed non-NSC funded community service project
  • Active President, Treasurer and Advisor
  • Organization activity must have occurred between July 1, 2018 and March 17, 2019.
Student Award WInners
  • 2015-2016: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Club (DDAC)
  • 2016-2017: American Sign Language Club (ASLC)
  • 2017-2018: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

Medicine Peer Tutor of Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Medicine Peer Tutor for 2018-2019 academic year. Peer tutors are selected based on their dedication to assisting other students with academic needs through individual and small group tutoring sessions. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominate a student

Criteria
  • Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, confidentiality, grades, and student complaints
  • Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students, and others.
Eligibility Requirements

Only medicine peer tutors who have been trained through the Learning Center within the Office of Student Affairs are eligible for this award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Enrolled medicine student (M2, M3, M4)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Have provided tutoring services for two or more courses including both individual and small group sessions
Previous Award Winners
  • 2015-2016: Rahul Damania (’16)
  • 2016-2017: Katherine Hill (’19)
  • 2017-2018: Hemant Reddy (’19)

Pharmacy Peer Tutor of Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Pharmacy Peer Tutor for 2018-2019 academic year. Peer tutors are selected based on their dedication to assisting other students with academic needs through individual and small group tutoring sessions. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominate a student

Criteria
  • Maintain a professional attitude about matters such as class standards, confidentiality, grades, and student complaints
  • Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students, and others.
Eligibility Requirements

Only pharmacy peer tutors who have been trained through the Learning Center within the Office of Student Affairs are eligible for this award. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Enrolled pharmacy student (P2,P3, P4)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Have provided tutoring services for two or more courses including both individual and small group sessions
Eligibility Requirements
  • 2015-2016: Tiffany Loy (’17)
  • 2016-2017: Lauren Mills (’19)
  • 2017-2018: Anthony Wasielewski (’20)

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is presented annually to a student showing exemplary academic work, involvement in extracurricular activities, and broad base of awareness and leadership.

Nominate a student

Criteria
  • Serves as a role model to their peers
  • Thinks critically and creatively
  • Articulates a positive sense of direction within their current leadership role
  • Has made notable contributions towards changing the campus culture in a positive way through innovation, motivation, initiative, and perseverance
Eligibility Requirements
  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • Completed at least one community service project in the 2018-19 academic year
  • Must hold a leadership position on campus for the 2018-19 academic year (student organization officer, student council/committee representative, peer advisor, etc.)
Previous Award Winners
  • 2016-2017: Amythest Gauthier (’18) and Melanie Rozum (’17)
  • 2017-2018: Abhijit Das (’20)

The Outstanding Advisor Award is presented to a Faculty/Staff Advisor who has lent his/her leadership and expertise to promote the objectives of a registered student organization, council, or committee which he or she advises and who most exemplifies the characteristics listed within the eligibility criteria.

Nominate an Advisor

Criteria
  • Must make a significant contribution to both the student members and the organization, council, committee which they advise.
  • Must exemplify the leadership qualities of service, dedication, mentorship, compassion, consistency, and wisdom
Eligibility Criteria
  • The nomination must be made by a student involved with the registered student organization or who serves with the advisor on a student council or committee
  • Nominee (Faculty/Staff) must have begun serving as the organization, council or committee advisor at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester (minimum)
Previous Award Winner
  • 2016-2017: John Boltri, M.D.
  • 2017-2018: Nancy Gantt, M.D.

Contact

Harmony Stanger, M.B.A
Assistant Director of Student Development and Leadership
Phone: 330.325.6719
Email: hstanger@neomed.edu

Office of Student Services

Northeast Ohio Medical University