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Celebrating University Student Group Contributions

In honor of Tony Diggs, former Director of the Student Activities Office, the Tony Diggs Excellence Awards are intended to recognize student group achievements during the calendar year 2016. The awards are open to all Campus Life Programs and Registered Student Organizations.

Tony Diggs Excellence Award recipients receive recognition on behalf of Student Unions & Activities as well as exciting award packages. The award packages include benefits such as; Student Unions & Activities reservations, Student Activities Fairs and Paint the Bridge registration, Goldy’s Gameroom Bowling Party, The Minnesota Daily recognition as well as TCF Visa Gift Cards and more.


Congratulations to the 2016 recipients, which were announced on April 4, 2017! Nominations for the 2017 calendar year will open on January 22, 2018.

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program or Event: Small World Coffee Hour, Minnesota Student Association, Omani Student Union, Ethiopian Student Association & Sri Lankan Student Association

Outstanding Graduate or Professional Student Group of the Year: Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

Excellence in Inclusion: UMN Energy Club

Innovation Award: American Indian Student Cultural Center

Outstanding Program or Event: Dermatology Interest Group

Rookie Student Group of the Year: Compass

Outstanding Service or Philanthropic Project: AIAS Freedom by Design

Outstanding Student Group Advisor: Larissa Minicucci, Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Group of the Year: Design U

People's Choice Award (Undergraduate): Undergraduate Women in Business

People's Choice Award (Graduate): Phillips Neighborhood Clinic


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