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.

Nominations have ended.

* Suggested information to have when nominating: name and email of person you are nominating and idea of why you are nominating them and what they have contributed to the WSU community.

2017 Timeline

  • Nominations: January 18 - February 12
  • Applications: February 15 - 26
  • Finalist Interviews: March 13 - 24
  • Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 15 @ 7 p.m. (Invite-only reception at 6 p.m.)

-- Nomination List --

Excellence in Inclusivity Award (Student)

Bret Alexander
Bahar Alimadadi
Lauren Backus
Eddie Baxter
Richard Campos
Chibuike Chikere-Njoku
Brian Choi
Jesus Garcia
Bryan Guzman
Josh Hagemeyer
Slim Ben Khalifa
Michelle Khodorkovsky
Brooklyn Knight
Raquel Kraemer
Lola Moli
Sky Nietert
Haille Van Patten
Andrea Salcedo
Catherine Shackelford

Registered Organization of the Year Award (Student)

Black Scholars United 
Delta Chi Nu 
Future Educators Association 
Hispanic Area Council 
Latinos in Action Club 
Phi Gamma Lambda 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
STEP Club 
Student Alumni Association 
The Signpost 
Weber State News (Studio 76) 
LDSSA 

Volunteer Service Award (Student)

Danielle Collier
Yahaira Cortez
Genesis Cruz Juarez
Paige Dilmore
Morgan Gardiner
Livvy Gerrish
Veronika Hanson
Rylan Holmberg
Isaac Marshall
Haille Van Patten
Mackenzie Stokes

Friend of Students Award (Staff)

Alicia Ambrose
Olga Antonio
Tashina Barber
Brad Beazer
Chelsea Burns
Samantha Burroughs
Sheldon Cheshire
Emma Clark
Jackie Edwards
Jenny Frame
Matthew Gerrish
Claire Hughes
Marzzieh Larsen
Shari Leder
Teresa Martinez
Carol McNamara
Monica Rodriguez Mesa
Mike Moon
Debbi Murphy
Pamela Nandkeshwar
Eric Neff
Laurie Rader
Betty Sawyer
Brogan Stampick
Morgan Voet

Scholar of the Year Award (Student)

Jaclyn Bott
Marta Constanza Alvear Bravo
Evelyn Paola Chanez
Brian Choi
Brody Gibson
Ryan Gross
Parker Hughes
Malack Mouhammad
Cody Osguthorpe
Tanner Telford
Chris Ward

Wildcat Achievement Award (Student)

Ysabella Catchillar
Lexi Haslam
Slim Ben Khalifa
Michelle Khodorkovsky
Tawnie Moore
Marissa Questereit
Daniel Schaffer
Hannah Smith
Taylor Winnie

Man of the Year Award (Male Student)

Jose Luis de Avila
Felix Baca
Benjamin Bigelow
Charles Bowker
Cody Brown
Parker Burrows
Richard Campos
Uriel Castillo
Chibuike Chikere-Njoku
Jaime Contreras
Nick Corrigan
Keoni Dellerman
Cole Eckhardt
Jesus Garcia
Brody Gibson
Bryan Guzman
Jeffrey Henry
Parker Hughes
Slim Ben Khalifa
Cheyenne Smith
Gregory Woodfield

Talent of the Year Award (Student)

Zachary Bliss
Jeff Diamond
Erin Dominguez
Courtney Goodwin
Tawnie Moore
Berklee Moss
Sal Mouhammad
Aurora Olson
Natasha Pruhs
Daniel Schaffer
Jon Van Sickle

Woman of the Year Award (Female Student)

Bahar Alimadadi
Shaylee Avery
Haley Bowen
Chelsea Bybee
Jessica Cairo
Kiersten Campbell
Ireland Christensen
Danielle Collier
Isabel Gonzalez
Cydnee Green
Zoe Hall
Michelle Khodorkovsky
Aubrey Peterson
Jayme Simpson Prince
Andrea Salcedo
Hannah Smith
Jamie Stokes
Kailey Thompson

Master Teacher Award (Faculty)

Tomono Adachi
John Armstrong
Michael Ault
Steven Beazer
Thomas Bell
Cynthia Beynon
Anne Bialowas
Dixie Blackinton
Randall Boyle
Marijo Burkes
Nicola Corbin
Brian Cottle
Jeremy Farner
J. Ronald Galli
Matt Gnagey
Lisa Hopkins
Daniel Hubler
Andrew Keinsley
Wendy Fox Kirk
Brandon Koford
George Kvernadze
Alvaro La Parra Perez
David Lynch
Kristina Moleni
Leah Murray
Matthew Nicholaou
Jean Norman
Janet Oja
Marv Orrock
Carrie Ota
Colleen Packer
Pamela Payne
Shannon Roberts
Faith Satterthwaite
Sally Shigley
Michele Skopec
Mohammad Sondossi
Kiley Spirito
Michael Stevens
Laura Stott
Carla Trentelman
Drew Tyler
Hugo Valle
Sarah Vause
Bradley Vieth
Steven Vigil
Edward Walker
Brent Warnock

 

 

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.

 


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