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Evening of the Stars

The Evening of the Stars is an annual celebration held in April to recognize and honor student organizations and student leaders for their accomplishments and the contributions made throughout the academic year. The next Annual Evening of the Stars ceremony will be held in April 2020.

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2019 Highlights and Awardees

The 2019 Evening of the Stars featured some of the best and brightest on the Forty Acres. Here are some of the highlights of the 2019 Evening of the Stars.

Maralyn Heimlich Scholarship

Maralyn Heimlich touched the lives of thousands of students through her work as Assistant Dean of New Student Services until her untimely passing in 1996. This scholarship is given in memory of Maralyn Heimlich and recognizes orientation advisors who best exemplify Maralyn's dedication and service to the orientation program, her generosity of spirit and her passion for student life.

2019 Recipients

  • Bianca Cruz
  • Emily Ibarra
  • Ralph Lee
  • Valerie Oliobi
  • Alex Satterfield
  • Georgina Searcy

Tejas Scholarship

Through the Tejas Club, members live a more complete life by sharing their personalities, abilities, and commitment to good fellowship and a high standard of conduct in order to encourage loyalty and usefulness to our school and further good scholarship. These scholarships recognize members whose service to UT Austin, the Tejas Club and the Austin community best demonstrates the application of these ideals.

2019 Recipients

  • William Osei Acheampong
  • Michael Armour
  • Adraint Bereal
  • Andrew Mitchell Bramlett
  • Bijan Breland
  • Thomas Cline
  • Ricky Cooks
  • Drew Curran
  • Aneesh Desai
  • Nishal Desai
  • Abraham Flores
  • John Franey
  • Camron Goodman
  • Nathan Hwang
  • James Hawley
  • Eric Jones
  • Michael Johnston, Jr.
  • Brett Lester
  • Daniel Madden
  • Gavin Martin
  • Michael Martin
  • Anuj Mocherla
  • Jonathan Nguyen
  • Francis Noble
  • Cameron J. Osmond
  • Neil Patel
  • Kamal Phelps
  • Joseph Phillips
  • Nathan Richard
  • Keeton Schenck
  • Mason Q. Schlechte
  • Pablo Christian Sonen
  • Jake Steele
  • Cade Stone
  • Daniel Stroik
  • Reagan Stuart
  • Hasan Syed
  • Mohammed Ali Syed
  • Jun Tan
  • Bradley D. White
  • Henry Youtt

Dean's Dozen

The Dean's Dozen Award recognizes students who are altruistic, responsible, committed and involved in transforming the lives of their fellow students. It is in the spirit of UT that these students reach out to others in a time of need, exhibit model citizenship, foster fellowship among our community, embrace diversity and promote a fair and equitable campus. Finally, these students utilize strength, initiative and ambition to persevere, to overcome obstacles, and to seek and enable personal growth.

2019 Recipients

  • Mariano Bracamontes Akle
  • Tara Chapman
  • Clare Crotty
  • Dorie Kaye
  • Tori Martinez
  • Connor McQuage
  • Adriana Medina
  • Kiara Myers
  • Chelsea Perry
  • Mehraz Rahman
  • Benjamin Solder
  • Shania Williams

Glenn Maloney Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Glenn W. Maloney. Glenn served The University of Texas at Austin for 19 years, the last seven as Associate of Dean of Students. The Glenn Maloney Memorial Scholarship was established to remember Glenn's countless contributions to UT Austin and to recognize the students he loved. Through this scholarship, Glenn's enduring legacy is to continue helping the students whose lives he enriched.

2019 Recipients

  • Zaria El-Fil 
  • Mehraz Rahman 
  • Eleanor Shaul 

Sean N. Bourgeois Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of former Longhorn Hellraiser and engineering student, Sean N. Bourgeois, the Sean N. Bourgeois Memorial Endowed Scholarship recognizes a deserving student at The University of Texas at Austin who exemplifies qualities exuded by Sean: university spirit and campus involvement.

2019 Recipients

  • Anthony Edgington
  • Gabrielle Montemayor

Theodore Henry Strauss Student Award For Exemplary University Service

The Strauss Student Award recognizes members of the Friar Society who have made significant contributions to the university through campus-wide activities.

2019 Recipients

  • Andrew Mitchell Bramlett
  • Samantha Fuchs
  • Jaqueline Gibson
  • Maya Patel
  • Steven David Santoyo

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SFL Awards

The Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards are designed to recognize outstanding Greek individuals, chapters, and advisors. The awards celebrate the achievements of our Greek community with award categories in service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership.

Sorority and Fraternity Life 2019 Individual Awards

Sorority and Fraternity Life Hyperion Award

Awarded by Sorority and Fraternity Life staff to students who have made significant contributions to Sorority and Fraternity Life in the Office of the Dean of Students, and to the overall sorority and fraternity community.

2019 Recipients
  • Ashley Cruz, Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Brycen Buckingham, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Evana Flores, Kappa Delta
  • Elizabeth Gallatin, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Alessandria Garza, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • Rwendy Luna, Delta Upsilon
  • Aimee Morales
  • Denise Morales, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • Jacob Rey, Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Catherine Vu, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Shania Williams, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Service and Philanthropy Award

The individual Outstanding Service and Philanthropy Award recognizes sorority and fraternity members who exemplify outstanding service to the community. This member dedicates significant time and energy to volunteering and raising awareness and funds for philanthropic causes. Consideration is given to length of service commitment, hours dedicated and impact of volunteering.

2019 Recipients
  • MiMi Ha, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Scholastic Excellence Award

The Scholastic Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have achieved excellence in both their academic and scholastic pursuits.

2019 Recipients
  • Jasmine Liu-Zaruela, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
  • Kevin Brill, Delta Upsilon

Outstanding Leadership Award

The individual Leadership Award recognizes sorority and fraternity members who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their chapter, council and campus community. Consideration is given to a member's dedication to their organization and impact on peers and organizational culture.

2019 Recipients
  • Molly Neale, Alpha Delta Pi
  • Ahmed Semary, Delta Upsilon

Outstanding New Member

The Outstanding New Member Award recognizes sorority and fraternity members in their first year of membership for their contributions to their chapter, council, and campus community, and potential for future leadership.

2019 Recipients
  • Natalia Chapa Mills, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • Victoria Klebahn, Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Ernesto Jimenez, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Outstanding Volunteer

The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes an advisor or alumni volunteer who has served as a role model for organization members in their advisory capacity and in their personal and professional life.

2019 Recipients
  • Dayna Bogler, Alpha Delta Pi

Living Your Values Award

As members of values based organizations, the Living Your Values Award seeks to recognize a sorority or fraternity member who exhibits and upholds their organizational values, purpose, ritual, and mission. These members seek to align their actions with the values of the organization. A qualified applicant is likely a member that challenges other chapter and community members.

2019 Recipients
  • Jasmine Liu-Zaruela, alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Member of the Year Award

The Member of the Year Award seeks to highlight the outstanding contributions of a fraternity or sorority member in the University of Texas at Austin Community. This student exemplifies the mission, values, and purpose of their own organization and have made a significant impact in the sorority and fraternity community overall.

2018 Recipients
  • Frances Trejo, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.

Outstanding Chapter President Award

The Outstanding Chapter President Award recognizes sorority and fraternity presidents who distinguish themselves through impactful leadership in their chapter, council, and campus community.

2019 Recipients
  • Ashley Garza, Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • William Jenkins, Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Jake Price, Delta Kappa Epsilon

Sorority and Fraternity Life 2019 Organization Awards

Outstanding Community Building Award

The Outstanding Community Building Award is awarded to a council that successfully creates a stronger sense of fellowship among its members. Councils receiving this award should have demonstrated that sorority and fraternity membership involves going beyond your chapter and collaborating with organization within the great UT Austin Sorority and Fraternity Community.

2019 Recipients
  • Latino Pan-Hellenic Council

Commitment to Cultural Consciousness Award

The Council Commitment to Cultural Consciousness Award is presented to a council who actively promotes, sponsors and/or participants in programming and activities related to diversity, multiculturalism, and/or social justice. Diversity at The University of Texas at Austin encompasses an inclusive and welcoming environment that is enhanced by persons who differ in gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, socio-economic background, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, and religious belief.

2019 Recipients
  • Latino Pan-Hellenic Council

Outstanding Service and Philanthropy Award

The Chapter Outstanding Service and Philanthropy award recognizes chapters who exemplify outstanding service and philanthropic commitment to the community. Consideration is given to length of commitment, hours dedicated, funds raised, and impact of volunteering.

2019 Recipients
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

Scholastic Excellence Award

The Chapter Scholastic Achievement award recognizes chapters that maintain a high cumulative grade point average and a special interest in advancing the academic excellence of its members. Consideration is given to educational programs, scholarship dollars received, and membership in academic honor societies.

2019 Recipients
  • Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

Outstanding Leadership Development Award

The Chapter Leadership Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate and develop outstanding leadership in their chapter, council, and campus community. Consideration is given to leadership programs, goal setting and representation in leadership roles inside and outside the Greek community.

2019 Recipients
  • Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Alpha Xi Delta

Outstanding New Member Program Award

The Outstanding New Member Program award recognizes excellence in education, programming, and development opportunities specifically for the newest members of Greek organizations.

2019 Recipients
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Risk Management and Wellness Award

The Chapter Outstanding Public Relations Award recognizes organizational excellence in promoting and communicating the story of the sorority and fraternity experience through social media, outreach campaigns, and positive press.

2019 Recipients
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Outstanding Public Relations Award

The Chapter Outstanding Public Relations Award recognizes organizational excellence in promoting and communicating the story of the sorority and fraternity experience through social media, outreach campaigns, and positive press.

2019 Recipients
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Excellence in Sustainability Award

The Excellence in Sustainability Award is presented to a chapter that successfully engages their members in sustainable acts related to recycling & composting. This award is  

2019 Recipients
  • Pi Beta Phi

Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award

The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes organizations who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of community building, service and philanthropy, scholarship and leadership and have distinguished themselves by providing a superior membership experience and positive impact on the community.

2019 Recipients
  • Alpha Xi Delta

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Pillars of the Forty Acres

Through the Pillars of the Forty Acres, the Office of the Dean of Students recognizes student organizations whose activities embody the Core Values of Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity and Responsibility.

Pillars of the Forty Acres Distinguished Status

To achieve Distinguished Status, an organization must complete 8 points in one Core Value category.

2019 Recipients

Learning
  • *Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • *Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Terry Scholar Student Association
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • *Texas Royals
  • *Texas Wranglers
  • The Project
Discovery
  • *Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • *Hindu Students Association
  • Texas Blazers
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • Texas Transfer Students
  • *Texas Wranglers
  • Women of Excellence
Freedom
  • Camp Kesem at the university of Texas at Austin
  • The Project
Leadership
  • Afrikan-American Affairs
  • *Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America
  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Doctors Without Borders at UT Austin
  • Hindu Students Association
  • Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • SCORE Athletics
  • *Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Socks for the Sole
  • Student Engineering Council
  • Texas Blazers
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • Texas Ladybirds
  • Texas Spirits
  • Texas Sweethearts
  • Texas Transfer Students
  • Texas Wranglers
  • The Project
  • Women of Excellence
Individual Opportunity
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • *alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Asian Business Students Association
  • Black Health Professions Organization- MAPS Chapter
  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Hindu Students Association
  • Hispanic Business Student Association
  • Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
  • Texas Blazers
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • Texas Iron Spikes
  • Texas Spirits
  • Texas Wranglers
  • The Project
  • Women of Excellence
Responsibility
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Hindu Students Association
  • Humanity First
  • Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Texas Blazers
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • Texas Lonestars

*Indicates an organization won a drawing for $200 based on their accomplishments.

Pillars of the Forty Acres Exemplary Status

To achieve Exemplary Status, an organization must achieve Distinguished Status in five of the six Core Value categories.

2019 Recipients

  • *Alpha Epsilon Delta: Discovery, Individual Opportunity, Leadership, Learning, Responsibility
  • *Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin: Discovery, Individual Opportunity, Leadership, Learning, Responsibility, Freedom
  • Texas Bluebonnets: Discovery, Individual Opportunity, Leadership, Learning, Responsibility

*Indicates an organization won $1,000 for their accomplishments.

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Swing Out Awards

The Swing Out Awards honor outstanding student organizations and the students who drive them, for their commitment, leadership, and excellence at The University of Texas at Austin.

Best Academic/Departmental Organization

This award is for an organization founded within an academic or departmental community. It is given to an organization that goes above and beyond to contribute to their academic community and overcome challenges inherent in an academic setting. This organization utilizes their resources to promote educational success.

2019 Finalists

  • *Student Engineering Council
  • Texas Transfer Students

Best Cultural Organization

This award is for an organization founded within a cultural community. It is given to an organization that works to promote awareness and education about the culture(s) it represents to the UT Austin community. This organization advocates for cultural appreciation among all people and enriches the cultural experiences of its audience.

2019 Finalists

  • Afrikan-American Affairs
  • *Hindu Students Association

Best Political/Activist Organization

This award is for an organization founded within a political or activist community. It is given to an organization that educates others about the issues(s) that it stands for and advocates tirelessly for its cause(s). This organization effectively organizes and engages the UT Austin community in their cause(s).

2019 Finalist

  • *Doctors Without Borders

Best Professional Organization

This award is for an organization that focuses on professional vocation. It is given to an organization that encourages networking with professionals in the members' field and offers opportunities that will contribute to the members' success after graduation. This organization teaches members useful skills that will translate well into a professional career.

2019 Finalist

  • *Asian Business Students Association
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Hispanic Business Student Association

Best Recreational Organization

This award is given to an organization that promotes and provides recreational outlets for members. This organization offers the UT community a unique and impactful experience through recreation.

2019 Finalist

  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • *SCORE Athletics

Best Service Organization

This award is for an organization dedicated to service. It is given to an organization that positively impacts members, the UT Austin community, and the greater Austin community through programs and service opportunities. This organization coordinates projects that have a significant impact on both the communities it services and its members. v

2019 Finalist

  • Afrikan-American Affairs
  • Student Engineering Council
  • *Texas Wranglers

Best Social Organization

This award is given to an organization that promotes both camaraderie among members as well as social unity on the UT Austin campus. This organization provides social opportunities that foster community and contribute to the development of leadership within members.

2019 Finalist

  • Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • *Student Engineering Council
  • Texas Transfer Students
  • Texas Sweethearts

Best Spirit Organization

This award is given to an organization that brings spirit to the UT Austin campus on a regular basis and strives to improve areas where UT Austin spirit is lacking. This organization brings out and enhances the school spirit in UT students.

2019 Finalist

  • Texas Lonestars
  • *Texas Spirits

Best New Organization

This award is for an organization that has brought a new and important community to the University of Texas at Austin that did not exist before. The organization must have been founded within the past two years. This organization is sustainable and continues to grow on campus.

2019 Finalist

  • *Doctors Without Borders
  • Socks for the Sole

Most Improved Organization

This award is for an organization that has shown tremendous improvement in the past year. It is given to an organization that recognized the areas where improvement was most needed and worked to make changes to better fulfill its goals.

2019 Finalist

  • *Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas Bluebonnets
  • Texas Wranglers

Healthiest Organization

This award is for an organization that creates a social environment that helps members be active and healthy. This organization is a leader in providing enjoyable programming that establishes healthy activities as a core part of having an outstanding Longhorn experience.

2019 Finalist

  • Hindu Student Association
  • *Texas Lonestars
  • Texas Transfer Students

Outstanding Advisor

This award is for an organization advisor who has gone above and beyond the call of their duties with the organization. It is given to an advisor who exhibits outstanding qualities and provides vital services for the organization. This advisor exceeds expectations on all fronts and was nominated by the organization with which they work.

2019 Finalist

  • Brent Iverson, Camp Kesem at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Amory Krueger, The Project
  • *Jeff Mayo, Texas Transfer Students

Most Outstanding Student Organization

This award is given to one of the nine winners of the primary category awards. This award goes to an organization who has positively impacted the UT campus and has a strong connection to the university core values. This organization shines as an exemplary group of students who strive to be the best they can be and give back to the UT community in their own way.

2019 Finalist

  • Hindu Students Association
  • **Student Engineering Council
  • Texas Wranglers

*Indicates winning organization awarded $300 for their accomplishment.
**Indicated winning organization awarded $1000 for their accomplishment.

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