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.

-- 2018 Finalists --

Excellence in Inclusivity Award (Student)

Colton Bell
Patricia Benally
Slim BenKhalifa
Cody Brown
Julio Otay

Registered Organization of the Year Award (Student)

Asian Student Involvement Association
Future Educators Association
Students for Choice
Weber State E-Sports
Student Athlete Advisory Committee(SAAC)

Volunteer Service Award (Student)

Brenda Garcia
Brody Gibson
Hayley Harris
Mar Muster

Scholar of the Year Award (Student)

Deborah Belnap
Carly Capener
Parker D. Hughes
William Soule
Tanner Telford

Talent of the Year Award (Student)

Brooke Bailey
Alina Cannon
Addison James
Jeffrey L. Loefer

Wildcat Achievement Award (Student)

Bret Alexander
Noah John Erb
Melody Moua
Serena Posluszny

Man of the Year Award (Male Student)

Ryan Anderson
Cole Eckhardt
Jacob Hutchins
Patrick Luo
Jeshua Van Sickle

Woman of the Year Award (Female Student)

Minsum Choi
Michelle Khodorkovsky
Aulola Moli
Mackenzie Stokes
Boston Jette Workman

Friend of Students Award (Staff)

Brant Brown
Mike Moon
Brett Perozzi

Master Teacher Award (Faculty)

Dr. David Aguilar-Alvarez
Dr. Carrie Ota
Dr. Pamela Payne
Steven Vigil
Dr. James Zagrodnik

Female Athletic Achievement (Student)

Kirtlyn Bohling
Larryn Brooks
Tawnie Moore
Morgan Quarnberg
Amanda Varley

Male Athletic Achievement (Student)

Jordan Cross
Kyler Dearden
Jerrick Harding
Taron Johnson
Andrew Vollert

 

 

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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