Student Leadership Medal
The SAME Student Leadership Medal is presented to a Student Member who has made the most outstanding contribution at a college or university in the current academic year to SAME objectives. The first Student Leadership Medal was presented in 2004.
The SAME Education and Mentoring Fund
will reimburse the medal winner for registration, lodging and transportation costs (not to exceed $1,000) for their attendance at the SAME national conference.
A Student Chapter officer who has been a member of SAME for at least one year prior to nomination.
Nomination Criteria: The following criteria will be used in judging nominations for excellence in the current academic year:
- Leadership in a SAME Student Chapter;
- Leadership in organizing and conducting professional development;
- Leadership in community service.
Nomination Process: Nominations must be made by the Post Mentor and endorsed by the Post President.
The Post President or member of the National Board of Direction endorsing the nomination must verify that the individual meets the award eligibility criteria, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package is received at SAME HQ, with endorsement,
Past Student Leadership Medal Recipients
Kevin Maddox, Texas A&M University
Rebecca Hamlin,University of South Alabama
Staff Sgt. Nickolas Patch, USMCR, Kansas State University / Cadet Lucas Guthrie, U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet First Class Peter Amaddio, U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet First Class Eric Timpe, U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet Matthew Koestner, Texas A&M University
Jacqueline “Jackie” Jo Parks
Cadet Zachary Ellis
Eric Pratsch University of Virginia
Cadet First Class Thomas Synovec, USAF, U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet First Class Benjamin Knott, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Midshipman First Class Talbot R. Hansum, USNR, NROTC, Vanderbilt University
Cadet William G. Rock, Virginia Polyechnic Institute and State University
Sarah J. Nieves, University of Nebraska at Omaha
John A. Cardenas, George Mason University