Student Affairs Recognition & Awards Ceremony

Night on Fire Virtual Ticket

Virtual Night on Fire

When: April 28th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Go to www.valdosta.edu/nightonfire prior to the start of the event

Night on Fire is an awards celebration recognizing and highlighting student leaders who exemplify leadership, engagement and dedication to VSU as they contribute greatly to the success of many departments on campus including those in the Division of Student Affairs. In addition to recognizing departmental student achievements, Night on Fire also includes 3 unique awards celebrating student engagement - Burning Bright, Unsung Hero, and the Eternal Flame. 

The Burning Bright Award should be awarded to a student in their first year at VSU and has been able to maintain academic success while also being involved, and who has impacted the VSU community in a great way.

The Unsung Hero Award should be awarded to a student who contributes greatly to the VSU community also in many ways, but may be “behind the scenes” more than anything else.

The Eternal Flame Award (similar to a Hall of Fame) should be recognizing an entire class of students who embody student leadership, exemplify a balance between academic and co-curricular activities, and always show dedication to fulfilling the Blazer Creed.

Division Awards

Housing and Residence Life:

   -Resident Assistant of the year: Brandon Quispe

   -Front Desk Worker of the year: Ciara Jones

   -HEART of the year: Jasmine Pinnock

   -Residence Hall Director of the year: Jessie Laeder

   -Student Facility Worker of the Year Stephen Byrd 

Student Diversity and Inclusion:

   -Student Champion of the Year: Mirakal Jackson

   -Staff Champion of the Year: Carla C. Jordan

   -Faculty Champion of the Year: Hoa Nguyen

   -Student Organization ally of the Year: NAACP

Career Opportunities:

The following students have received the Blazer Ready Series, A Professional Certification - Certificate of Completion.  These students attended 5/7 career development workshops during fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students demonstrated competencies through a mock interview in order to receive certification.

Tyler Gibbs

Maria Oglesby

Nhija Carter

Rashawn Sexion

Yushanti Dunbar

Markell Barron

Jakarla Hill

Shanece Hayes

Meagan McNeil

Student Life:

   -Organizations of Excellence:

         Caribbean Student Association

         Honors Student Association

         National Council of Negro Women

         Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

   - President of the Year: Sarah Evans, Zeta Tau Alpha

   - Advisor of the Year: Lauren Crawford, Zeta Tau Alpha

Student Leadership and Volunteer Services:

   -Blazer Leadership Award: Mehreen Fatima

   -Volunteer of the Year: Na'Asia Gurley

   -Community Service Project of the Year: Caribbean Student Association-Bahamas Relief Drive

   -Student Leader of the Month: Kiana Johnson

Campus Recreation:

Campus Recreation would like to recreation would recognize some of our hardworking students by honoring them with an Outstanding Service Award for their commitment to the program and going above and beyond.

   -Campus Recreation Employee of the Year: Andrew Pack

   -Dongwood Jeong- Maintenance

   -Austin Veal- CORE and Facilities

   -Malia Bubulka- Supervisor

   -Benjamin Höfer- Supervisor and Aquatics

   -Robert Burk - CORE

   -Drew Pack- Aquatics and Facilities

   -Laura Avila- Fitness

   -Kayla Pool- Marketing

   -Gimmetre Gibbs- Comp Sport and Maintenance

   -Rachael Lewis- Weight Room

Greek Life:

   -Organizations of Excellence:

         Alpha Delta Pi

         Chi Omega

         Phi Mu  

         Zeta Tau Alpha

         Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

   -CPC Chapter of the year: Chi Omega

   -IFC Chapter of the year: Delta Chi

   -MGC Chapter of the year: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc

   -NPHC Chapter of the year: Alpha Phi Alpha

   -Overall Chapter of the year: Chi Omega

   -President of the year: Maura McManus, Chi Omega

   -Advisor of the year: Lindsey Alonso, Chi Omega

   -New Member of the Year: Chuntianna Henderson, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

   -Outstanding Greek Achiever Award: Mary Alex Carter, Phi Mu