Residence Life Annual Recognition
Raymond C. Whittaker Award for Outstanding Resident Advisor of the Year
The Raymond C. Whittaker Residence Hall Achievement Award is presented annually by the Office of Residence Life to an undergraduate Resident Advisor who has excelled academically and provided outstanding service to the residence halls and the Bowling Green community. In addition, Resident Advisors must complete level three programming, the highest level both in quality and quantity for holistic student development. Resident Advisors who meet this criteria are nominated by their Hall Directors for this award and anonymous judging is done based on a completed application and recommendations. All of the nominees are worthy of this award, and have provided exemplary service to the Office of Residence Life throughout the academic year.
Alice Prout Memorial Scholarship
The Alice Prout Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman of junior rank by the Office of Residence Life. This woman must possess worthy character, and high scholastic achievement. In order to be eligible for this award this woman must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater and experience some financial need.
SMART Program Annual Recognition
SMART Book Award
This book award is designed to recognize first year students of color active in the Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching (SMART) Program within the Office of Residence Life. Two book awards of variable amounts will be given annually in the Spring to two deserving mentees of the SMART Program to recognize successful completion of and outstanding achievement during their first year at BGSU.
The SMART Program at Bowling Green State University exists to assist first year students of color with their transition to BGSU, to increase the number of students who return to the University for their second year, and to provide a forum for discussion of the residential experience in order to make it as positive and rewarding as possible. Expanding upon its mission, this book award is a staff initiative to encourage the continued success of two SMART mentees who have gone above-and-beyond in their engagement with the university community and who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership potential, and active SMART Program participation.
To apply for the Book Award, each applicant is required to complete an application that outlines their co-curricular involvement, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be in good standing with the University, and submit a minimum 500-word essay responding to a predetermined question related to the four support functions of the SMART Program. The book awards are intended to help assist with expenses for textbooks and other required course materials during the following Fall semester to both encourage and promote continued academic success at BGSU.
SMART Mentee of the Year
Each year, the SMART Program recognizes one mentee who has exemplified the spirit of the SMART Program. Criteria for this award include attendance to programs, an active and good relationship with his/her mentor, good academic standing, involvement on campus, and an overall positive representation of the SMART Program. Nominations for this award are taken from SMART Program staff members and a plaque is presented during the Spring Recognition Banquet.
SMART Staff Member of the Year
Each year, the SMART Program recognizes one individual that goes above and beyond in their Mentor or Team Leader Position. Being an excellent staff member is about serving as an excellent mentor to the first year students, its about being a role model to your peers and an ambassador for the Office of Residence Life, yet its also about being an active and contributing member of the staff. It’s about the dedication, commitment and the passion that a staff member demonstrates in everything they do. In essence, it’s the way they approach the position. Nominations for this award are taken from SMART Program staff members and mentees and a plaque is presented during the Spring Recognition Banquet.
SMART Most Spirited Staff Member
The Most Spirited Staff Member Award goes to the staff member who best embodies the spirit and heart of the SMART Program. This recipient must exhibit enthusiasm, dedication, commitment, and creativity within their Mentor or Team Leader position. Other criteria for this award include active participation in SMART program events, positivism in their approach to their position, and contributions above and beyond their stated job descriptions. Nominations for this award are taken from SMART Program staff members and a plaque is presented during the Spring Recognition Banquet.