Nominees

Excellence Awards NomineesΒΆ

Below are the nominees for the 2019 Tony Diggs Excellence Awards.

Outstanding Program or Event

  • Women in Architecture Student Organization - MAKE SPACE School of Architecture Lecture Series
  • Minnesota International Student Association - Feast of Nations
  • YOUmatter - Speak out Night
  • Society of Women Engineers - Finals Study Day
  • Minnesota VBMA - 2nd Annual Fall Development Symposium
  • Jazba Entertainment - Jazba 2019
  • Dermatology Interest Group - Alopecia Areata Bowling Social
  • Leading Women of Tomorrow - Empower ME!
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. - Sunrise Program
  • International Latin Dance Club at UMN - Crazy In Love: Latin Dance Showcase
  • Net Impact - Impact Consulting
  • Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering - Steminist book discussion of Tell Me Who You Are
  • American Medical Student Association -- Pre Med Minneapolis Chapter - The Leadership Retreat
  • University of Minnesota Robotics - Bot Shot
  • Al-Madinah Cultural Center - Do it for the Culture Gala

Rookie Student Group of the Year

  • WE Charity - MN
  • U Volunteer
  • SUNSET
  • Student Union of Information Technology Enthusiasts
  • Somali Association for Pre-Health Students
  • Recovery on Campus
  • First Generation College Students
  • Canoe Battleship

Outstanding Graduate/Professional Group

  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences Graduate Student Board
  • Women in Surgery Interest Group / Association of Women Surgeons UMN Chapter
  • VeTouch
  • Veterinarians as Once Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE)
  • Phillips Neighborhood Clinic
  • Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities
  • Student National Medical Association
  • Minnesota VBMA
  • Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering
  • Dermatology Interest Group
  • Council of Graduate Students
  • Asylum Law Project

Outstanding Service/Philanthropic Project

  • VeTouch - VeTouch Clinics
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc - SYZter Showcase
  • Phi Gamma Delta - FIJI Casino Night
  • Dermatology Interest Group - State Fair Skin Screenings
  • Jazba Entertainment - Jazba 2019

Innovation Award

  • YOUmatter - Monthly Outings
  • VeTouch - Operation HIPPO: Roll-out of an electronic records system to improve the experience of clients and volunteers
  • University of Minnesota Robotics - UMN Robotics Campus Transition
  • Students for a Conservative Voice - Minnesota Republic SNO
  • Society of Women Engineers - Outreach Training Seminar
  • Engineers Without Borders - Lincoln International High School Aquaponics Project
  • American Medical Student Association -- Pre Med Minneapolis Chapter - Puppies, Pre-Meds, and Wellness Meeting
  • Al-Madinah Cultural Center - Do it for the Culture Gala

Excellence in Inclusion

  • Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services
  • Special Olympics at the University of Minnesota
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc
  • She is ME
  • Organization for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities
  • Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
  • Minnesota International Student Association
  • Al-Madinah Cultural Center

Outstanding Collaboration

  • Al-Madinah Cultural Center + Students for the Horn of Africa - BrandU: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION + INFORMATION SHARING WORKSHOP
  • Society of Women Engineers + Center for Women in Medicine and Science
  • Small World Coffee Hour, African Student Association, + Latino International Student Association - African and Latino Traditions
  • Small World Coffee Hour - Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year
  • Minnesota Hillel, Chabad at the U of M, + University YMCA - Unity Shabbat
  • Al-Madinah Cultural Center + UNICEF at UMN - Real Talk - A discussion on Social Justice and Humanitarianism

Outstanding Undergraduate Group

  • Omani Student Union
  • University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club
  • Undergraduate Surgery Interest Group
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
  • She is ME
  • Minnesota Hillel
  • First Generation College Students
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - UMN Chapter
  • Education Minnesota Student Chapter
  • College of Biological Sciences Student Board
  • American Medical Student Association -- Pre Med Minneapolis Chapter
  • Agricultural Business Club
  • The University of Minnesota Rocket Team

Outstanding Student Group Advisor

  • Sean Smallwood - Minnesota Student Association
  • Scott Simpson - American Medical Student Association -- Pre Med Minneapolis Chapter
  • Mackenzie Litt - Minnesota Hillel
  • Kristi Flynn - VeTouch
  • Gal Aslan - Minnesota Hillel
  • Dr. Brian Sick - Phillips Neighborhood Clinic
  • Dr. Amelious N. Whyte - Phi Gamma Delta
  • Aryn Lipnicki - College of Biological Sciences Student Board
  • Aisha Tahir - Al-Madinah Cultural Center