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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 12th Annual Evening of the Stars ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

2017 Highlights and Awardees

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.

2017 Recipients
Justin Atkinson
Nicolas Holt
Jesse Minchey
Rebecca Skrabanek
Dian Zhao

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.

2017 Recipients
Bueschner Memorial Scholarship — Michael Armour
C. Thomas Behrman/Tejas Scholarship — Charlie Bonner, Christopher Boyd
David L. Shull Memorial Scholarship — Andrew Bramlett, Bijan Breland, Drew Curran
Dean Byron Fullerton/Tejas Scholarship — Trey Curran, Jordan Durrani, Abe Flores
Fleming Fellowship Scholarship — John Franey, Matt Gmitro, Michael Grube
Fleming/Tejas Scholarship — Zachary Head, Conner Madden, Gavin Martin, Santiago Munevar, Cameron Osmond
Gregory E. Lucia/Tejas Scholarship — JoJo Philips, Vignesh Senthilvel
Jim Fenner Fund Scholarship — Pratyush Singh, Trevor Sivin, Arjun Srivastava, Cade Stone
Judge Harley Clark/Tejas Scholarship — Robert Thomas II, Jacob Thompson
Judge Royce C. Lamberth/Tejas Scholarship — Christian Trudeau, Ejikeme Uzor, Bryce Westbrook
Judge Zeke Zbranek/Tejas Scholarship — Cambell Westmoreland, Samuel Williams

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.

2017 Recipients
Justin Atkinson
William Deer
Kevin Helgren
Cage Johnson
Nyrie Kasparian
Binna Kim
Kassidy Knight
David Lessenberry
Gustavo Molinar
Melissa Morris
Bethany Rolan
Tiffany Shelby

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.

2017 Recipients
Charlie Adkins
Dylan Adkins
Sam Karnes
Sailesh Kumar
Lindsey Pearlstein

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.

2017 Recipient
Marci Lange

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.

2017 Recipients
Coraima Acosta, Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Amy Adanse, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Jessica Chen, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
Duff Dean, Kappa Sigma
Dessire Ekberg, Sigma Delta Tau
Eloy Gonzalez, Delta Alpha Omega Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.
Teresa Reyes, Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Taylor Rogers, Alpha Delta Pi
Jacob Villarreal, Beta Theta Pi

Sorority and Fraternity Life 2017 Individual Awards

Individual Outstanding Service Award - Delaney Quattlebaum, Alpha Delta Pi
This award recognizes the individual sorority or fraternity member who exemplifies outstanding service to the community. This member dedicates significant time and energy volunteering in the community. Consideration will be given to length of service commitment, hours dedicated, and impact of volunteering.

Individual Scholastic Achievement Award - Jarod Chaney, Beta Theta Pi
This award recognizes a chapter member who demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievement and academic endeavors. Consideration is given to cumulative grade point average, academic awards, honors, and scholarships, and academic study projects and research.

Individual Community Building Award - Meera Patel, Alpha Delta Pi
Recognizes a chapter member who shows efforts in building community among members within their organization and among members across sorority and fraternity organizations. Consideration is given to members who dedicate time to sisterhood or brotherhood events, alumni relations, or chapter retreats, and to cross-council or cross-chapter programming.

Individual Leadership Award - Lizzy Tan, Delta Gamma
This award recognizes a chapter member that displays outstanding leadership within her or his organization as well as within the UT Austin community. Consideration will be given to member's contribution and impact to leadership roles, dedication to organizations and positions, and commitment to leadership offices through time served and roles held.

Outstanding Sorority Member of the Year - Dana Le, Kappa Delta
This award recognizes an outstanding sorority member that has demonstrated significant commitment to all the sorority and fraternity life values, including service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership.

Outstanding Fraternity President Award - Thomas Wilczek, Phi Kappa Tau
This award recognizes a fraternity Chapter President who demonstrates outstanding chapter leadership, motivational ability, strong character, and commitment to their chapter and community. The recipient is a positive role model that has served as president during the 2016-2017 term.

Outstanding Sorority President Award - Haley Martensen, Alpha Delta Pi
This award recognizes a sorority Chapter President who demonstrates outstanding chapter leadership, motivational ability, strong character, and commitment to their chapter and community. The recipient is a positive role model that has served as president during the 2016-2017 term.

Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority New Member Award - Brandon Lizardias, Omega Phi Delta
This award recognizes a new member of a fraternity or sorority (within their first year of membership) for their contribution to their chapter, the Greek Community, the University, and their potential for further leadership. This individual exemplifies the meaning of commitment, sincerity, and community participation. 

Outstanding Advisor/Alumni Volunteer Award - Nicole Covert, Kappa Kappa Gamma
This award will be given to an advisor or alumni volunteer who has served as a role model for organization members in her/his advisory capacity and in her/his personal and professional life.

Outstanding Order of Omega Member - McKenna Phillips, Alpha Xi Delta
This award recognizes an Order of Omega member for their dedication to academic achievement and dedication to the organization.

Order of Omega Member Scholarship - Kristina Tubera, Alpha Xi Delta
This scholarship is given to an Order of Omega member to recognize academic achievement, service to the community, and exemplifying the values of the Order.

Order of Omega Greek Community Scholarship - Kinsey Cation, Delta Gamma
This scholarship is given to a member of the Greek community to recognize academic achievement, service to the community, and exemplifying the values of the Order.

Sorority and Fraternity Life 2017 Organization Awards

Chapter Outstanding Service Award - Delta Gamma
This award recognizes the chapter that displays exemplary work in actively serving the community. This organization advances the interest of Sorority and Fraternity Life and promotes a positive community image. Consideration is given to dollars raised for charity and hours of time devoted to service. Additionally, established partnerships, breadth of local and national efforts and real-time impacts on the world are measured.

Chapter Scholastic Achievement Award - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
This award is presented to the chapter that displays a high cumulative grade point average and a special interest in advancing the scholarly excellence of its members. Consideration will be given to the organization's variety of educational programs, scholarship dollars awarded to its members, study groups, and members of academic honor societies.

Chapter Community Building Award - Kappa Delta Chi
This award recognizes the chapter that displays a genuine effort in building community among its own members and across the sorority and fraternity population. Consideration is given to sisterhood or brotherhood events, alumni relations, chapter retreats, and efforts to build community beyond the organizational level.

Chapter Leadership Award - Omega Delta Phi
This award is presented to the chapter who displays a high level of leadership development within its organization, the sorority and fraternity community, and at UT. Focus is placed on new member education programs, and members in leadership positions both within and outside the organization. Programs such as mentor/mentee relations, goal setting, decision-making, and time management will also be considered.

Outstanding New Member Program Award - Alpha Xi Delta
This award recognizes a chapter that stimulates the development of new members' understanding of their chapters' core values and mission by providing resources, workshops, and educational opportunities.

Outstanding Social Responsibility Award - Alpha Xi Delta
This award recognizes an organization who demonstrated commitment to hosting responsible social events, educating its member on risk management issues, and places an emphasis on internal accountability

Outstanding Sorority Chapter of the Year - Alpha Delta Pi
This award recognizes the sorority chapter that has demonstrated significant commitment to all the sorority and fraternity life values, including service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership.

Outstanding Fraternity Chapter of the Year - Beta Theta Pi
This award recognizes the fraternity chapter that has demonstrated significant commitment to all the sorority and fraternity life values, including service, scholastic achievement, community building, and leadership.

Council Community Building Award – The Affiliates Leadership Circle
This award recognizes a council that displays a genuine effort in building community among its own members and across the sorority and fraternity population.

Council Leadership Award - University Panhellenic Council
This award is presented to a council who displays a high level of leadership development within its organization, the sorority and fraternity community, and at UT.

2017 Pillars of the Forty Acres Distinguished Status Recipients

Learning:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Sweethearts
*Texas Wranglers

Discovery:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Wranglers

Freedom:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Texas Wranglers

Leadership:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
*Hispanic Business Students Association
*Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
Longhorn Stream Team
Natural Sciences Council
School of Human Ecology Ambassadors
Student Engineering Council
Texas 4000 for Cancer
Texas Blazers
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
Texas Transfer Students
Texas Wranglers

Individual Opportunity
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Asian Business Students Association
Camp Kesem
Graduate Engineering Council
Hispanic Health Professions Organization
Longhorn Singers
*Student Engineering Council
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Orange Jackets
*Texas Spirits
Texas Transfer Students
Undergraduate Business Council
Vietnamese Students Association

Responsibility:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Best Buddies
Chi Kappa Phi Service Society
Hindu Students Association
*National Residence Hall Honorary (Texas Longhorn Chapter)
Texas Bluebonnets
Texas Infinites
Texas Orange Jackets
Texas Royals
Texas Transfer Students
Texas Wranglers
The Ladybirds

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

2017 Pillars of the Forty Acres Exemplary Status Recipients

*Alpha Epsilon Delta
-Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

*Texas Bluebonnets
-Learning, Discovery, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

Texas Orange Jackets
-Learning, Discovery, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, Responsibility

Texas Wranglers
-Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Responsibility

*Won $1,000 for their accomplishments.

2017 Swing Out Award Winners

Primary Category Award Winners

  • Best Academic / Departmental Organization: Texas Transfer Students
  • Best Artistic Organizations: Longhorn Singers
  • Best Cultural Organization: Hindu Students Association
  • Best Political / Activist Organization: Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
  • Best Professional Organization: Hispanic Business Students Association
  • Best Recreational Organization: Longhorn Stream Team
  • Best Service Organization: Texas Wranglers
  • Best Social Organization: Vietnamese Students Association
  • Best Spirit Organization: Texas Blazers

Special Category Award Winners

  • Best New Organization: Longhorn Stream Team
  • Best Graduate Organization: Graduate Engineering Council
  • Most Improved Organization: Texas Spirits
  • Healthiest Organization: Texas 4000 for Cancer
  • Outstanding Advisor: Dr. Courtney Byrd, Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization
  • Most Outstanding Organization: Texas Wranglers