Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

FAU’s Finest and Brighest Student Leaders Awarded at the S.O.A.R Awards

 

By Alyssa Lamp

Earlier this month, Florida Atlantic University held their 6th annual student organizations awards and recognition banquet. Awards were given out to the top performing student organizations on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campus.

 

The S.O.A.R. Banquet honors Florida Atlantic University’s finest and brightest student leaders and student organizations. The student leaders and student organizations at FAU have contributed tremendously to the quality of student life and education on campus throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.

The winners this year were:

 

University-Wide

 

Executive of the Year

Peter Sciarretta Troccoli  (HOSA)

 

Member of the Year

Queen Aisha Abdul Akbar (Student Nurses Association)

 

Student Leader of the Year

Christopher Demezier (Student Nurses Association)

 

Student Org Hall of Fame

Josef Khoury (American Medical Student Association)

 

Student Org of the Year

HOSA: Future Health Professionals

 

Student Org Outstanding Service

Phi Alpha Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi

 

Student Org Spirit

Student Alumni Association

 

Student Org Outstanding Fundraising

Global Medical Brigade

 

Campus Based

 

Boca New Student Org of the Year

Vegetarianism for Ethical and Global Sustainability

 

Boca Advisor of the Year

Shari Goldstein

 

Boca President of the Year

Joubin Jebelli

 

Boca Program of the Year

Blazers & The Arts  (Progressive Black Men Inc.)

 

Jupiter New Student Org of the Year

Theater in the Raw

 

Jupiter Advisor of the Year

Dr. Keith Jakee

 

Jupiter Program of the Year

Owlette’s Dance Show  (Owlettes & Company Dance Team)

 

Jupiter President of the Year

Loren Terry

 

Alpha Nu Omega performed an amazing step routine and Theatre in the Raw put on a great performance during the banquet.

 

Current Director of the Student Alumni Association and next year’s president of the organization, Anthony Verrastro said, “the spirit award means the world to us at SAA since it is one of the pillars of our organization. SAA, especially at FAU, is all about raising tradition and spirit, and it is amazing to be acknowledged and appreciated for the work we do for the students at FAU! We always strive to be better as an organization, but we don’t do it for the awards; we do it for the university that we all love.”

 

Congratulations to all of the 2016 winners!

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