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Student Leadership Awards

About

A large part of the mission and vision for the MGH Institute of Health Professions is centered around leadership, especially service leadership. The Office of Student and Alumni Services created the Student Leadership Awards to recognize students and student groups who have exemplified this value through individual and group contributions to the Institute campus and its surrounding communities. 

Nomination process:

Nominations open in the beginning of March 

Nominations close March 22

Selection Committee to decide on recipients by March 29

Notification of all nominees by March 27

Awards given out at SLAE on April 12

Singular Awards

Outstanding Student Leadership Award

Each year, this award recognizes one student who has made exceptional contributions to the MGH Institute community through leadership, collaboration, integrity, and community service. 

Nominees for this award should embody the following criteria:

  • demonstrates an ability to look beyond one’s own needs in order to improve an aspect of campus life for the IHP community;
  • actively employs the ideals of the Institute mission, vision, and core values in all aspects of co-curricular work;
  • acts as a lead in a campus project that builds (or will build in the near future) an enhanced sense of community;
  • offers creative solutions, and advocates for positive change;
  • works to establish co-curricular partnerships and build common ground among students;
  • demonstrates genuine care for others by encouraging divergent viewpoints and multiple perspectives; and
  • has held a leadership position for 2+ semesters

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Emerging Leader Award

Each year, this award recognizes one student who has made incredible strides in their growth as a leader.

  • Nominees for this award should embody the following criteria:
  • represents the core values of the Institute in all co-curricular work;
  • participates in experiences that have helped develop their leadership skills; 
  • inspires and motivates others to become engaged and involved in the life of the campus; 
  • assumes roles of increased responsibility;
  • demonstrates and ability to make an organizational impact from a non-positional leadership position; and
  • has yet to hold an executive board position in a student organization

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Advisor of the Year 

The Advisor of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a faculty or staff member who works to guide a student group, as nominated by the group’s members and voted by the student body.

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Group Awards

Innovative Spirit Award

Each year, this award recognizes one student group that has embodied the principles of innovation, collaboration, and motivation in the creation of a new, outstanding, interprofessional program or event.
•    New signifies that the event was developed in the 2018-2019 academic year;
•    Innovative means that it meets a new or emerging need of the community.

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“Be the Change” Award

Each year, this award recognizes one student group for efforts that have enhanced the campus climate as it relates to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture, socioeconomic status, disabilities, wellness, and more.

Nominees of this award should embody the following criteria:
•    works as a group to demonstrate a commitment to social justice by challenging social inequities;
•    actively promotes the IHP core value of creating an inclusive community where every person is treated with dignity and respect;
•    makes a significant contribution to under-represented and/or disadvantaged individuals and communities.

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C.A.R.E. (Community, Access, Responsibility, and Engagement) Award

Each year, this award recognizes one student group which has made a significant commitment to serving others in the community at large through the lens of addressing health inequities, community health projects, providing healthcare guidance, and focusing on the overall health of the individual and communities.

Nominees of this award should embody the following criteria:
•    provides direct service to individuals in need, provides program oversight, or provides direct assistance to the operations of a service or community agency; 
•    inspires and motivates others to become engaged and involved in service leadership: and
•    has made a significant contribution to an on or off-campus organization.

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Outstanding IMPACT Award

This award recognizes a group of students (registered student organizations, student committees, or student teams) that have made an exceptional contribution to the quality of campus life at the MGH Institute over the past academic year.  

Nominees of this award should embody the following criteria:
•    has implemented an innovative and interprofessional on- or off-campus project;
•    demonstrated exceptional team work;
•    dedicated quality time to projects, exceeding expectations to ensure an impactful outcome; and
•    worked effectively and efficiently as a team to achieve its mission and objectives, bringing to life, the lessons of the IHP Impact Practice Center.

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