Crystal Crest Awards

The Crystal Crest Awards were born out of a desire to honor members of the Weber State Community who have distinguished themselves. Crystal Crest was created by university students, faculty, administration and staff to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals and organizations in the areas of scholarship, talent, leadership, achievement and instruction.

2016 Nominations Are Closed

WSU Crystal Crest
Ogden, Utah 84408
801-626-6349

CrystalCrest@weber.edu

Past Winners

 

2016 Winners

Friend of Students

  • Dr. Winn Stanger

Man of the Year

  • William 'Colt' Jarvis

Master Teacher

  • Dr. Matthew Mourtisen

Inclusive Excellence

  • Alisha Stucki

Registered Organization

  • KWCR 88.1 Weber FM

Scholar of the Year

  • Jamie Stokes

Talent of the Year

  • Tyler Hall

Woman of the Year

  • Maria Georgiou

Wildcat Achievement Award

  • Megan Brown Simmons

Volunteer Service Award

  • Haille Van Patten

Female Athlete of the Year

  • MaCauley Flint

Male Athlete of the Year

  • Joel Bolomboy

 

2016 Finalists

Friend of Students

  • Winn Stanger
  • Mara Sikkink
  • Teresa Martinez
  • Carey Anson
  • Lynnae Dopp

Man of the Year

  • Cole Eckhardt
  • Chase Brower
  • Tarl Langham
  • Colt Jarvis
  • Cash Knight

Master Teacher

  • Tyler Chadwick
  • Matthew Mourtisen
  • Carrie Ota
  • Pamela Payne
  • Travis Price

Inclusive Excellence

  • Alisha Stucki
  • Amber Fast
  • Cody Brown
  • Kestin Page
  • Ross Walker

Registered Organization

  • Studio 76
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • KWCR 88.1 Weber FM
  • Future Educators Association
  • Neurscience Club

Scholar of the Year

  • Jaclyn Bott
  • Kevin Foisy
  • Eric Gibson
  • Jamie Stokes

Talent of the Year

  • Tyler Hall
  • Alisha Johnson
  • Shi-Pong Lee
  • Natasha Pruhs
  • Katie Swainston

Woman of the Year

  • Alexis Marquez
  • Maria Georgiou
  • Morgan Gardiner
  • Tessa Diamond
  • Aubrey Peterson

Wildcat Achievement Award

  • Jennifer Ghan
  • Marissa Questereit
  • Megan Brown Simmons
  • Jennifer Wyllie

Volunteer Service Award

  • Genesis Juarez
  • Jake Lloyd
  • Andrea Mancilla
  • Hayley Tomney
  • Haille Van Patten

Female Athlete of the Year

  • Ellie Child
  • Chansi Crompton
  • Brittney Dunbar
  • MaCauley Flint
  • Jamie Stokes

Male Athlete of the Year

  • Landon Barlow
  • Joel Bolomboy
  • Mike Hardy
  • Joe Hawkins
  • Jeremy Senglin

 

 

Award Categories

 Talent of the Year

Description:

Awarded to the student whose talent has been refined to a high degree of skill and proficiency and, through energetic application of these abilities, has demonstrated preeminence in a specific area of accomplishment (i.e. forensics, visual arts, performing arts, letter, etc.)

Criteria:

  • Individual's talent (30%)
    • Written responses to questions
  • Involvement in activities and recognition in area of talent. (i.e. plays, Metaphor, Signpost) (30%)
  • Other extra-curricular activities at Weber State (clubs, student activities) (15%)
  • Community involvement (church, family, work, etc.) (10%)
  • Academic accomplishments (15%)

 Man of the Year

Description:

Awarded to the male student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, scholarship and personal integrity and who has unselfishly applied these talents to benefit campus and community.

Criteria:

  • Individual contributions, involvement and support given to Weber State University (30%)
  • Leadership Qualities (20%)
    • Extra-curricular Involvement (clubs, etc.)
    • Honors and awards received
  • Scholarship (15%)
    • G.P.A.
    • Other Achievements (talents, etc.)
  • Personal Integrity and Character -- Written responses to questions (20%)
  • Community Involvement (15%)

 Woman of the Year

Description:

Awarded to the female student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, scholarship and personal integrity and who has unselfishly applied these talents to benefit campus and community.

Criteria:

  • Individual contributions, involvement and support given to Weber State University (30%)
  • Leadership Qualities (20%)
    • Extra-curricular Involvement (clubs, etc.)
    • Honors and awards received
  • Scholarship (15%)
    • G.P.A.
    • Other Achievements (talents, etc.)
  • Personal Integrity and Character -- Written responses to questions (20%)
  • Community Involvement (15%)

 Wildcat Achievement

Description:

Awarded to the individual who through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extra-ordinary manner, overcoming significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, extracurricular or community pursuits.

Criteria:

  • Personal Achievement (significant challenges overcome) (55%)
    • Talents and abilities
    • Written responses to questions
  • Academic Activities and Participation (15%)
    • Awards and honors
    • G.P.A.
    • Scholarship
  • Individual contribution to Weber State University (20%)
    • Membership in campus organizations and committees
    • Support to Weber State University
    • Miscellaneous activities
  • Community Service/Activities (10%)

 Excellence in Inclusivity

Description:

Awarded to a student who has made exemplary efforts and contributions in cultivating opportunities for a safe and inclusive environment on campus by embracing the value and diversity of all university members through their active work in including those who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.

Criteria:

  • Personal Achievement (35%)
  • Lasting contribution to WSU (30%)
  • Support toward inclusivity at Weber State University campus (25%)
  • Positive progress toward diversity collaboration (10%)

 Master Teacher

Description:

Awarded to the faculty member who has demonstrated scholarly excellence, dynamic teaching style, availability to students and high quality interaction with students, and who has enhanced the learning environment at WSU in the past year.

Criteria:

  • Additional service towards students outside of the classroom (30%)
  • Professional Activities (20%)
  • Teaching Skills (30%)
  • Service to Community, etc.(20%)

The selection committee must visit the classroom of all five finalists.

 Registered Organization

Description:

Awarded to a registered student organization focused on social and special interest programs and/or activities which have significantly influenced the positive growth of its individual members, enhanced the campus and provided contributions to the community in such a way as to represent the best WSU students have to offer.

Criteria:

  • Group contribution to Weber State University (40%)
    • Activities
    • Service
    • Impact
  • Group contribution to the community (10%)
  • Positive personal growth of individual members (20%)
  • Awards and Honors received during the past year (15%)
  • Mission Statement and Goals for the past year (10%)
  • Must currently be in good standing and participating in Association of Registered Organizations (5%)

 Friend of Students

Description:

Awarded to the non-faculty university staff member who not only exemplifies outstanding professional qualities, but who has demonstrated an ability and willingness to go beyond conventional expectations in an effort to enhance the quality of WSU student life.

Criteria:

  • Participation in campus activities and committees (i.e. homecoming, etc.) (25%)
  • Involvement with students (committees, one-to-one consultation) (40%)
  • Activities above and beyond job description (20%)
  • Professional qualifications (15%)

 Scholar of the Year

Description:

Awarded to the senior, who in addition to maintaining high scholastic standards, has exhibited mastery of curriculum and demonstrated ability to utilize this knowledge in meaningful academic pursuits both inside and outside the traditional classroom. Person must have a 3.8 or higher G.P.A.

Criteria:

  • Academic Achievement (60%)
    • Awards and recognition
    • G.P.A.
  • Future goals: based on life philosophy and how they accomplished those goals (15%)
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities (15%)
    • Contributions to Weber State (i.e. honor societies, student government, clubs, etc).
  • Extra-curricular activities outside of school community, church (10%)
  • Student must be a Senior

 Volunteer Service Award

Description:

Awarded to a junior or senior student who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to campus and community service. (Paid employment or work completed to earn university credits does not qualify.)

Criteria:

  • Selection of Volunteer Service Award will be based upon the following:
    • History of community service (50%)
    • History of campus service and involvement (40%)
    • Written responses to questions (10%)
  • Selections will be based upon written applications and personal interviews of five finalists.
  • *Year in school is a factor in deciding the recipient of this award. The winner of this award must be a Junior or Senior.
    • Contributions to Weber State (i.e. honor societies, student government, clubs, etc).
  • Extra-curricular activities outside of school community, church (10%)
  • Student must be a Junior or Senior.

Selections will be based upon written applications and personal interviews of five finalists.