Co-Curricular Awards

The Co-Curricular Awards are an opportunity to recognize outstanding undergraduate students for their exemplary service to American International College and the community.

Nomination Process

  1. Faculty, staff, and students nominate eligible candidates completing this nomination link:

    Co-Curricular Award Nomination Form

    All nominations are due Friday, April 3, 2015.
  2. Nominees will be screened for eligibility, including a conduct and GPA review.
  3. The Co-Curricular Leadership and Involvement Awards Selection Committee will review and select awardees.
  4. The Co-Curricular Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6pm in the Griswold Theatre.

The Awards

Harry S. Levitan Award
Established in 2002 by Dr. Joseph J. Levitan, in memory of his brother Harry S. Levitan, Class of 1943. Harry Levitan went on to a very rewarding career in education, helping others to achieve their dreams. The award is presented to an AIC student who displays Harry Levitanís admirable personal qualities of courage, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, duty, and service to American International College.

Henrietta Littlefield Award
Awarded to the female senior(s) who best exemplify the leadership qualities and commitment to cocurricular student life of Henrietta Littlefield, professor and first Director of Student Activities at American International College

Chester S. McGown Award
Awarded to senior(s) who demonstrate consistency in leadership as provided by Chester S. McGown through his 35 year presidency that spanned a period of enormous changes involving two World Wars and the intervening Great Depression

John Homer Miller Emerging Leadership Award
Awarded to first-year or sophomore student(s) who have demonstrated leadership early in their college career. ~John Homer Miller served as Acting President of American International College from 1948-1950. The College acquired the Reed Estate (now the Edgewood Gardens Campus) and provided the needed resources for organized and structured student activities and leadership development under his young, but visionary leadership.

Naomi White-Inniss Award
Awarded to student(s) who have triumphed over adversity, worked to bring the American International College community together, and exhibit the leadership qualities of Naomi White-Inniss who served 40 years as Director of Multicultural Affairs.

Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to student(s) who do not necessarily hold a leadership position, but demonstrate loyalty and commitment to the enhancement of student life.

Student Life Recognition Award
Awarded to student(s) who have had a direct impact on improving an existing program or initiating a new program or organization.

Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded to the student who has worked in a volunteer capacity in a consistent and selfless manner.

Program of the Year Award
Awarded to the person or organization who has sponsored an event or program resulting in lasting and long-term impact on the student body.

Ingenuity Award
Awarded to student(s) who have shown a high level of creativity, uniqueness, and ingenuity in the design and delivery of programs.

Spirit of 1885 Award (Staff Award)
Presented to the American International College staff member who on a daily basis impacts, uplifts, and inspires students in the simplest yet most sincere and meaningful ways.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Presented to Juniors and Seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Leadership in clubs, organizations, athletics, and/or in the community - not just membership
  • Positive role model to fellow AIC students and ability to balance offering constructive feedback
  • Personal growth over years at the College
  • No systemic conduct history

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