2020 Bucky’s Awards Winners

★ Individual Awards ★

★ Best Advisor: Dane B. Cook ★

Sponsor Note:

The Best Advisor Award recognizes an advisor who excels in guiding their students and/or organization to success. They promote social justice and student development while following a strong ethical code. The advisor also strives to positively challenge and support the individual or group to achieve an overall goal or mission statement.

This year we are happy to give the Best Advisor Award to Dane B. Cook. He is very talented in his laboratory work in the field of exercise psychology, but more importantly, he is talented in his work with his advisees. The kind of support and scientific preparation that he gives the people he works with goes above and beyond what is expected of him as an advisor. One moment that was especially notable when reviewing the application was the way that he cared for the success of the nominee’s academic career by insisting that he be included on a project, going so far as to say his participation was contingent on the involvement of his student. The positive impact that this advisor continually gives is something that this student will never forget, and will surely guide the advisee towards creating that same impact for others in the future.

 

 

 

Winner Note:

Working with the talented, intellectually curious and ambitious graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology is the most gratifying and fulfilling obligation of being a Professor at UW-Madison. This award is as much for them as it is for me.

★ Global Citizenship: Alondra Avitia ★

Sponsor Note:

The Global Citizenship Award is given to an ambitious student in regards to their experience while abroad, and recognizes a student’s efforts to increase their awareness of global issues, whether it is through an internship, a class, or a volunteer project.

Alondra has explored her identity as a student here at UW-Madison and as a global citizen through her study and internship abroad experiences. She states that “global citizenship requires being proactive in engaging with the world around you”, and has embodied this idea abroad in Brazil and Italy,  as well as on campus. While in Italy, she lived with Italian roommates and chose to dive deeply into the community and culture in Bologna. On campus, she has focused on questions of culture, identity and belonging in the International Learning Community, in BRIDGE, and the Latinx Student Union, among other organizations.

Winner Note:

It is very affirming to see my values of Global Citizenship being recognized by the International Internship Program. Living with a willingness to be vulnerable and challenged by ideas and perspectives different from our own is what we should expect from each other, especially in times of crisis that we are seeing in our world today. Now more than ever we must engage in conversations and exchange ideas globally to effectively prioritize the wellbeing of our citizens.  

To me, global citizenship is not something I will one day fully attain: it is a continuous journey of constantly challenging the way I think about my surroundings and confronting my biases; it is being faced with many uncomfortable situations and accepting it is through the discomfort that you grow and learn the most. I urge you all to accept, face, and embrace the discomfort.

★ Health and Wellbeing: Katie Kalvelage ★

Sponsor Note:

Bucky’s Health and Wellbeing award is given annually to a student or student organization that excels in promoting and achieving overall wellbeing and good health on campus. This student or student group has demonstrated excellence in promoting health, providing exceptional resources to campus and the wider UW community, and organizing unique activities/programs/policies that allow students to improve their overall wellbeing.

Katie described wellness as an ever-changing continuum encompassing many dimensions including physical, mental, financial, and environmental health. Katie has been a catalyst for change on our campus, by advocating for many different mental health resources. Some examples include adding pages in all student planners that described UHS and tutoring services, serving on the mental health task force and working with ASM to get additional funding for more mental health providers. 

Katie also spearheaded a campaign to make UW-Madison a tobacco-free campus. This policy is important as it protects all members of the Madison community from the negative impacts of tobacco.

 

 

Winner Note:

Winning this award has been a great opportunity for my work on campus to be recognized. It also shows that I’ve been able to give back, through my work with health and wellness promotion, to a campus and community that has given so much to me. It’s a huge honor to be on a campus where I can not only accomplish my goals and make a difference, but belong to a community where we celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Proud to be a badger!

★ Individual Leadership: Kalley Carlson ★

Sponsor Note:

The characteristic of a leader that most will resonate with is integrity. To lead with positive intentions, to learn from others, to confidently communicate, and to always lead even when no one is around. Kalley has showcased her integrity and drive for excellence in her work with Ask. Listen. Save. Serving as the fundraising coordinator, her efforts in planning the annual Out of Darkness Campus Walk, providing mental health workshops, as well as projects to spread love and joy have impacted countless students on campus. Her passion for serving others as a facilitator of diversity and inclusion workshops showcases how intentional her leadership is. The Wisconsin Alumni Association would like to congratulate the 2020 Individual Leadership recipient, Kalley Carlson.

Winner Note:

I am very honored to be receiving the Individual Leadership Award. Leadership is a quality that I value very much and try to put into practice in my daily life, no matter the situation. Receiving this award is a positive affirmation of the hard work I have been putting in to all of the issues and ideas that I am passionate about and motivates me to continue to always be a leader in the future, in whatever I end up doing.

★ Most Involved: Juliana Brandt ★

Sponsor Note:

This award is given to an individual who not only demonstrates an impressive commitment to involvement in a variety of different organizations, but who also demonstrates an understanding of the importance of balancing meaningful involvement with academic success, leadership development, and personal wellbeing.

Juliana is involved in areas including mental health, improv, tutoring, women in science, statistics, relationship building, housing, admissions, and SOAR. One of the most inspiring things about her is the willingness she has demonstrated to step outside her comfort zone, explore new organizations, build new relationships, and how that has helped her become someone more comfortable trying even more new things and meeting even more new people. She shows us through thoughtful consideration of our goals, we can broaden our own lens through which we see the world and achieve things that may have at one point seemed out of reach.

 

 

Winner Note:

I love each of the activities, organizations, and groups I am a part of on UW’s campus. Winning this award means so much to me because I see it as my way of making a lasting impact on my school and the community around me. The different communities I am involved with have made me who I am today, and this award is the embodiment of that growth within myself because of my peers. To everyone who has supported me thus far, thank you so much for everything.

★ Outstanding First-Year Freshman: Terjuan Short ★

Sponsor Note:

This award goes to a first-year Freshman who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. This student shows strong interest in furthering their involvement in a student organization, program, or cause, and creating a unique mark on the UW-Madison community. In addition, this student has taken initiative within their involvement and encompasses important values and ideals of the “Wisconsin Experience.”

We chose Terjuan because in his Freshman year, he quickly became involved all over campus. For example, he started volunteering with Badger Buddies even before the first day of class and joined several identity and fitness-based student organizations.  He has also joined the executive boards of two different organizations, the Wisconsin Black Student Union and the Wisconsin Association of Black Men. This shows initiative in taking on quite a lot of leadership roles for a first-year student!

Terjuan is clearly passionate about providing service to his community through the involvement mentioned before and a service trip that was scheduled for spring break (though clearly that did not end up happening).  He talked a bit about growing up in a community without many positive male role models in terms of possible career paths and education, and we were impressed by how determined he was to take advantage of all the resources and opportunities available to him here. Congratulations Terjuan, we hope you have a wonderful time at UW-Madison!

 

 

 

Winner Note:

I’m honored to be named the recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Freshman Award by the Center for the First-Year Experience. It’s incredible to know that my natural curiosity to learn can win me an award for doing the things I enjoy. I came into the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a First-Generation college student, so I had no idea what to expect or how to navigate the campus. I am going to accept this reward on behalf of all the first-gen students that are working a new system and striving to make a difference.

★ Outstanding Senior: Yogev Ben-Yitschak ★

Sponsor Note:

When we think about the word legacy, Yogev has exemplified what it means to build a legacy at UW-Madison and in the Madison community. He has dedicated his time to promoting student voices, combating food insecurities, and raising awareness for mental health initiatives. Involved heavily in ASM, The School of Business, and serving as a house fellow, his legacy lays in the dedication to nurturing his successors. Taking high initiatives as the director of Open Seat Food Pantry as well as serving as a mental health advocate, he has truly left a mark with his Wisconsin Experience. The Wisconsin Alumni Association would like to congratulate the 2020 Outstanding Senior, Yogev Ben-Yitschak.

Winner Note:

This award means a lot to me for recognizing the work that goes behind the scenes when working on issues. The work I’ve done around mental health, food insecurity, and developing leadership takes a long time of hard work and dedication, and this award recognizes that hard work really does make a difference. The award really emphasizes the “Wisconsin Experience” and the “Wisconsin Idea” and I’m glad to have experienced all the different ways this university gives back!

★ Outstanding Transfer: Tiffany Yang ★

Sponsor Note:

The Outstanding Transfer award is given to a student who has made a significant impact on the UW-Madison campus and surrounding community as a transfer student. This student has demonstrated his or her leadership through creating a unique mark on the UW community and successfully handling his or her transition onto campus through meaningful campus involvement.

We chose Tiffany for the Outstanding Transfer award because of her commitment to being a helpful peer to other transfer students. She works at the Transfer Engagement Center and is a role model to her peers and an engaged and professional employee for CFYE. Whether she chooses to pursue a career in law or in higher education, we feel confident Tiffany will bring her energy, commitment and desire for excellence to every situation that awaits her in the future. Congratulations Tiffany, and thanks for bringing your experience to CFYE and UW-Madison!

 

 

 

★ Social Justice Advocacy: Nalah McWhorter ★

Sponsor Note:

This award recognizes an individual or student organization that makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality.  They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs.

The Multicultural Student Center is honored to present the Social Justice Advocacy Award to Nalah McWhorter for her work in striving to create a multicultural student space within the School of Business. Nalah understands that the best way to create change and advocate for social justice is to work in an organized and communicative manner. This is apparent in her work with faculty on this mission, and in helping them understand the work she was trying to accomplish. She has also been a part of the Wisconsin Black Student Union, and is in the first cohort of BEL Scholars on campus which is intended to engage more students of color in the school of business. This award allows us to recognize Nalah for her efforts and leadership on a timely and needed campus conversation and initiative.

 

 

Winner Note:

For a while, I have struggled with finding my purpose. And, I struggled even more trying to navigate how to use my adversity to fuel that purpose. After obstacles, and loss, and failure I have found what I am here to do; make the journey I endured easier for the ones to succeed me. I am honored to be recognized for something that is not just “work” for me, it is the foundation that I have centered my life around. It is the support of the community and my peers that keep this fire lit, and for that I am eternally grateful.

★ Graduate Awards ★

★ Graduate Peer Mentor: Beau Burdett ★

Sponsor Note:

Beau Burdett is a 6th year PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department researching the effects of connected and automated vehicle technologies. A Peer Mentor can be defined by the motivation they instill in a mentee by way of a good example while also growing themselves in fostering a mentorship relationship. Beau has accomplished exactly this as a TA where Beau is challenged by the diversity in students’ learning methods and retention habits, creating a welcome challenge in curriculum design and relationship building. Beau credits past mentors with teaching styles that Beau has adopted and built upon – “Every great mentor I’ve had has enthusiastically fostered not only my professional growth through encouraging the expansion of my knowledge in my field, but also encouraged me to grow personally. While imparting their wisdom as experts in the field, they have not dictated knowledge to me in a rote manner, but challenged me to explore topics on my own, providing guidance.” We congratulate you Beau and are so pleased to have you as an integral part of our UW-Madison community.

 

 

Winner Note:

Winning this award is a reminder to me of the importance of mentorship and education. This award will  not only renew in myself an interest in mentoring and educating others about my field, but also encourage me to continue investigating and learning, about both my field and education.

★ Graduate Peer Mentor: Caleigh Guoynes ★

Sponsor Note:

Caleigh Guoynes is a 5th year Graduate student in the Department of Psychology where Caleigh studies how neuropeptides make and break social bonds. Each year, the Graduate Peer Mentor Award recognizes students who exhibit stellar mentorship qualities and Caleigh is no exception. Caleigh’s need for creating accessibility in the sciences is inspiring, a lesson Caleigh passes on from teachers before. Where there is no seat at the table, Caleigh seeks to pull one up for others or create a new table entirely, particularly for undergraduate students who are the next generation of researchers and teachers themselves. Caleigh defines the qualities of an excellent Peer Mentor as a willingness to share knowledge, skills, and expertise while also having a personal interest in the mentoring relationship. Congratulations Caleigh!

 

 

Winner Note:

Mentoring undergraduate students is one of the most rewarding experiences of my graduate career. Winning this award is a symbol of the dedication to hard work and teamwork that my undergraduate students and I have accomplished. Over the past 5 years, 28 different students have worked with me in the lab, and this has led to the successful completion of 8 different research projects. Because of my team, I am able to do more experiments and answer more scientific questions. I am forever grateful for these students and for the recognition of my work as their team leader and mentor.

★ Graduate Peer Mentor: Leah Steuer ★

Sponsor Note:

Leah Steuer is a 3rd year PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Arts – Media and Cultural Studies studying audience bodies, framing TV consumption in terms of emotion, touch, dis/ability, and sensation. Leah is receiving the Peer Mentor Award due to Leah’s impressive mentorship and knowledge-sharing with her peers and beyond. Leah defines a mentor as  “creating a nurturing, respectful environment, where we all benefit professionally by way of the personal” and as someone who holds space for their mentee, especially those with different perspectives: “the mentor and mentee relationship is so often a two-way street of learning from one another. I value a careful balance of collegiality and professionalism.” Leah upholds and amplifies the qualities of a mentor by providing learning opportunities to undergraduates who seek those moments of inspiration and growth – we are proud to have such a mentor within our UW Madison campus community.

 

 

Winner Note:

It’s a privilege to work with and learn from my peers every day in Communication Arts, where I’m surrounded by so many curious, driven, and talented graduate students. The process of building our media scholarship forum Playback has been especially rewarding. It’s become a space that keeps us inspired and committed to our research: the staff develops networks, uplifts one another’s projects, and experiments with new modes of scholarship like video and audio essays. There’s so much diverse work happening in my division (Media & Cultural Studies), and I’m honored to help build our strong system of friendly ties.

★ Organization Awards ★

★ Best New Student Organization: Love Your Melon ★

Sponsor Note:

The award for Best New Student Organization is awarded to a Registered Student Organization that was established within the past two academic years. Love your Melon has fulfilled a need to connect more individuals with the fight against pediatric cancer and provide opportunities for campus community members to rally behind children and families in the community who are enduring some of the most challenging times in their lives. This organization bridges between several communities to educate people on different forms of pediatric cancer, showcase how their mission aligns with advancing pediatric cancer research, demonstrate how they work hand in hand with more than 40 non- profit partners to create interactive, philanthropic activities to help children who have battled or are currently battling cancer. Please join the Center for Leadership and Involvement in congratulating Love your Melon as the 2020 Bucky’s Award recipient for Best New Student Organization.

 

 

Winner Note:

As an organization focused on the fight against pediatric cancer, we honor all of the incredible children fighting tough battles with this award. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to connect the campus community to the stories of pediatric cancer patients and their families with the hope of uniting a greater number of people together to rally behind these individuals amidst some of the most difficult moments of their lives. We have an immense amount of gratitude for all of the individuals and groups at this university who have supported our organization thus far and we are eager to continue furthering our mission in conjunction with the members of our campus community.

★ Conservation and Sustainability: Ethical and Responsible Business Network ★

Sponsor Note:

The UW-Madison Office of Sustainability is honored to present the Conservation & Sustainability award to the Ethical and Responsible Business Network (ERBN).This award recognizes an organization or an individual that has gone above and beyond to better their community with regard to sustainability and conservation. This organization demonstrates that they have had an impact on the Madison campus and community in helping to move toward a more sustainable environment. This year’s winner exemplifies this commitment to sustainability. 

ERBN has a positive impact at UW-Madison and in the surrounding community by empowering local businesses with tools to improve the sustainability of their operations. Moreover, ERBN empowers UW-Madison students to develop real-world skills and gain invaluable experience, through the work of consulting with business leaders on sustainability initiatives. The UW-Madison Office of Sustainability is proud to recognize these impressive accomplishments, and to present this year’s Bucky Award for Conservation & Sustainability to the Ethical and Responsible Business Network.

 

 

Winner Note:

The Ethical and Responsible Business Network (ERBN) is incredibly excited and honored to be chosen as the winner of this year’s Conservation and Sustainability Award! ERBN exists to educate future leaders in the business realm and beyond to be ethical, responsible, and sustainable leaders. Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in our modern culture, ERBN feels incredibly fortunate to be able to offer a community for students to collaborate and learn how to address the environmental challenges our society is facing. Winning this award means so much to ERBN. We would like to thank the Office of Sustainability and the Bucky Awards committee for recognizing our strides for a more sustainable future.

★ Dean’s Award of Excellence: Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi ★

Sponsor Note:

I am pleased to grant this year’s Dean’s Award of Excellence to the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.  The Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi demonstrates what it means to be a leader. From encouraging other Greek chapters at UW-Madison to refrain from public strolling until completing community service, to fostering awareness of multiple social justice issues through programs on topics such as LGBTQ+ safety and the global refugee crisis, the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity aims to be an agent of change.  Through their work, the organization has developed lasting relationships with a number of community organizations in the area.

This year the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi also took a leadership role in voicing concerns about social climate on campus by hosting a dialogue around the experiences of Black students at UW-Madison.  It is clear that members of Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi are committed to the individual success of each other and the retention of students of color at UW-Madison. The organization speaks to how the dreams of their Founders serve as inspiration for their daily actions.  I believe the Founders would be proud of the work the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is doing today both on campus and beyond.

 

 

 

Winner Note:

We are honored to have won this prestigious award. The Beta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered at UW-Madison on April 22nd, 1946 and was the first Black Greek Letter Organization in the state of Wisconsin. For 74 years, our chapter has been committed to being trail-blazers and leading by example in everything that we do- from academic achievement, inspiring service in the public’s interest, to fostering a sense of community amongst students of color on campus. To us, this award is more than just a pretty prize to showcase, but is a reminder that we are doing the work and fulfilling the mission our Founders envisioned 109 years ago. This award is just another example of us living up to our of motto, “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor”.

★ Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation: Society of Women Engineers ★

Sponsor Note:

This award recognizes a student organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment to post-graduation preparation for its members. The 2020 award winner is the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE goes above and beyond, providing dozens of students with connections in the field and with leadership opportunities to nurture professional skills. SWE creates a peer-driven pipeline for future engineering leaders. In addition to alumni events and “mentoring families”, the organization hosts multiple events each year. SWE reflects on their progress and engages in continuous quality improvement, always finding ways to increase their impact, leading to the next generation of engineering innovators and leaders.

Winner Note:

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is extremely proud to have received the Excellence in Post-Graduate Preparation Award. Our Officer Team and Executive Board work year round to plan and execute personal and professional development opportunities for members that will prepare them for their futures, and we are looking forward to continuing to improve and expand our events in the coming years. Our efforts wouldn’t be possible without the support of the professional Society of Women Engineers as well as the College of Engineering and we are thankful for their commitment to our programs. If you are interested in learning more about SWE at UW-Madison or our involvement opportunities, please visit our website at https://swe.slc.engr.wisc.edu/.

★ Inclusivity: Hoofers Adapt ★

Sponsor Note:

The Inclusivity award is presented to an organization that fosters learning opportunities, contributes to the scholastic and leadership growth for its members, and focuses on fostering interactions between members. This organization believes inclusivity revolves around a strong relationships between its members and dedicates extra time towards building those Relationships.

The recipient of this year’s Inclusivity award is Hoofers Adapt. They strongly believe in providing adaptations to everyday activities to make members and attendees of all abilities feel welcomed. They work to educate members about how different abilities can impact the involvement in certain outdoor recreational activities and explore ways to make these activities accessible. In the summer they purchased an adapted kayak that allows a broader population of people to have independent mobility to kayak around Lake Mendota. During the winter, Hoofers Adapt connected club members with adapted wall climbing opportunities for participants with prosthetics, visual impairment and cerebral palsy. Trained climbers ascended with participants and helped them see, feel, and place their feet on the holds.

 

 

 

Winner Note:

Hoofers Adapt is thrilled to receive the Bucky Award of Inclusivity, which is founded on values of community building, social justice, and inclusion. As an organization, we aim to foster a strong community of individuals who are passionate about increasing access to outdoor opportunities for individuals with diverse abilities on campus and in the Madison community. Receiving this award will help us reach more people who are seeking outdoor opportunities and who are interested in joining our community.

★ Outstanding Leadership: Peer Learning Association ★

Sponsor Note:

The Bucky Award for Outstanding Leadership recognizes a student organization that demonstrates excellent use of leadership skills to work towards a positive change on campus and in the surrounding community while consistently manifesting the core values of the UW- Madison’s Leadership Framework. 

The Peer Learning Association has made it their mission to provide support to students who challenge themselves to make the most of their education, which they do by creating opportunities designed to improve their study skills, to constantly test their understanding, and to strengthen their abilities as self-directed learners. This organization fits remarkably well with this year’s Bucky Awards theme of Shoot for the Stars because they create the space for students to own their education and develop a passion for learning for more than just a grade, moving beyond passive learning and toward lasting self-betterment. The most valuable type of leadership is that which cultivates and empowers new leaders from all around the community, which this organization does exceptionally well.

 

 

Winner Note:

PLA is so honored to have won this award. We are passionate about serving our campus community and continue to strive for improvement. Every single member of our organization is a leader, in and out of the classrooms. We hope to provide support to all students today and in the future.

★ Outstanding Service: Diverse-OT ★

Sponsor Note:

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a student organization that consistently participates in meaningful service activities throughout the academic year, with dedication and perseverance to improve our campus and the surrounding community. With many strong nominees, the winner of this year’s award embodies the theme of this year’s ceremony of “Shoot for the Stars.” Being the first organization of its kind, Diverse-OT has shown their dedication to their mission of promoting diversity in the field of occupational therapy. Through guest speakers that address issues surrounding race, ethnicity, religion, queer identities, and socioeconomic status in the field of occupational therapy, they aim to empower UW–Madison students with the opportunity to explore viewpoints beyond their own personal experiences within the context of a safe and inclusive space.

 Additionally, this student organization outreaches to local underrepresented high school students and facilitates interactive workshops that educate prospective students on the field of occupational therapy. This has positively impacted the community because many high school students have discovered their interest in occupational therapy. Through these workshops, the student organization also provides opportunities and educational pathways to occupational therapy for underrepresented groups. This will continue indefinitely to impact the UW–Madison campus after students of this organization graduate.

 

 

Winner Note:

Winning this award means a great deal to our organization.  As an organization that fights for justice and awareness around health disparities for marginalized groups of people, as well as an organization that promotes a more diverse range of health care professionals, being recognized confirms that the work we are doing is impactful and important.  The inception of this organization was not met with welcome arms, and I believe this award shows us how far we have come as not only an OT program, but as a respected and recognized organization in the campus community as a whole. We will continue to serve our community and continue to have these much needed conversations around diversity and inclusion within health care.  Thank you.    

★ Philanthropic Achievement: Humorology, Inc. ★

Sponsor Note:

The Philanthropic Achievement Award serves to recognize the dedicated efforts and steadfast support of a UW-Madison organization that seeks to embody the Wisconsin idea. Through their passionate work to impact the lives of those around them, this year’s recipient represents the extent of the impact we can have as Wisconsin students to change our community, and our world, for the better.

The winner of this award is an organization that is known across the Madison Campus. They are not just known for their immense fundraising success, with over $400,000 raised last year for their beneficiary, but for their creative fundraising technique of 18 minute original musicals. Most importantly, they show strength in being able to bring students together and show them that passion, not wealth, is required to be a philanthropist.

With a new beneficiary each year, this organization has proved to change the Madison community, for the better, tackling issues like childhood cancer, food insecurity, and more. By continuing to break fundraising records, in line with this year’s Bucky’s Awards theme, they have, no doubt, shot for, and landed among the stars. It is with great honor and joy that the Panhellenic Association gives the Philanthropic Achievement award to Humorology, Inc.

 

 

Winner Note:

We are so humbled and honored to receive this award. Humorology would not have the philanthropic impact it does if it weren’t for the cast members and directors of each of the nine casts that participate. It is their passion and hard work that pushes Humorology to grow year after year. We look forward to many more years of supporting the Madison community and local organizations. Thank you for considering us for this award, and thank you to those who continue to support us.

We would like to give a special thank you to all of our amazing sponsors and donors. Without them this amazing event would not be possible. They put in many hours editing rubrics, looking through applications, and preparing speeches for the winners. Their generosity helps recognize some of the amazing people and organizations that make UW-Madison such an awesome place to live. From the bottom of our heart, thank you.

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