Student Government Awards

Annually, Student Government recognizes contributions that have gone above and beyond to serve the student body and better the student experience. 

Golden Hurricane Award

This award is presented to a Student Government member who made an outstanding contribution while not necessarily serving in a key leadership position. 

2019 Abigail Adeleke
2018 Emily Gossett
2017 Celeste Balboni
2016 Candice Johnson
2015 Vikesh Patel
2014 Ben Slavin

Patricia A. Whitely Unsung Hero Award

Named for the Vice President for Student Affairs during the 2012 Student Government Inauguration, the Patricia A. Whitely Unsung Hero Award recognizes a student, staff, or faculty member who has made outstanding contributions that are not widely known or acknowledged, while neither being involved in nor having a role within Student Government.

2019 Denise Lausell
2018 Leslie Leonard
2017 Amanda Armstrong
2016 Tracey Berkowitz
2015 Teddy L'Houtellier
2014 Heather Stevens

William R. Butler Award for Administrative Excellence

In an effort to recognize the support Student Government receives in project completion to achieve the mission of representing and advocating for the needs of students, this award - named after our first Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. William R. Butler - recognizes faculty or staff members who made critical contributions to completing Student Government initiatives.

2019 Brynne Wyatt
2018 Dr. Maria Galli Stampino
2017 Dr. Jennifer Rau
2016 Michael Ross
2015 Kathy Andrade
2014 Brandon Gross

 

Florence S. Hecht Award 

Named in honor of Florence S. Hecht, an emeritus trustee, longtime benefactor, and friend of the University, this award will serve as an enduring reminder of her admirable legacy of service and care for the students of the University of Miami. This award recognizes an individual who is not a student, staff, or faculty member, but has contributed to the enhancement of student life at the University of Miami at the highest level.

2019 Barbara Hecht Havenick