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:




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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