|Frédérique Fragé (right), coordinator of student affairs for the Davie campus, presents the Volunteer Service Award to Sharon R. Viduarre.
FAU’s Broward campuses honored outstanding students, faculty and staff at the annual Broward Achievement Awards Banquet held on Feb. 9 at the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach. During the gala, guest speaker Alan Becker, managing partner of the Law Offices of Becker and Poliakoff, presented fundamentals of success from his recently published book, There's Always Room at the Top: The 8 Secrets of the Super-Successful.
At FAU’s Broward campuses, more than 6,000 students thrive in diverse majors, from communication and sociology to the biological sciences, architecture, business, computer science, criminal justice, education, nursing and more. Each year, the awards recognize individuals and groups for their commitment to community service, leadership, academic achievement and campus involvement.
|Phyllis Jones, Davie student development graduate assistant, presents the Undergraduate Owl of the Year Award to Victor P. Virga II.
“I am proud to honor our students, faculty and staff each year at the Broward Achievement Awards,” says Dr. Joyanne Stephens, vice president for the Broward campuses. “These individuals represent an entire community. We are a family working together to raise the bar for higher education in the Broward and Miami-Dade region.”
2006–2007 Broward Achievement Awards
- Undergraduate Owl of the Year Award - Victor P. Virga II: Awarded to one student in the FAU Broward community who has shown academic excellence as well as University and community leadership.
- Graduate Owl of the Year Award - Mindy J. Kessler: Awarded to one student in the FAU Broward Community who has shown academic excellence as well as University and community leadership.
- Commitment to Campus Life Award - Javier I. Rosquete: Awarded to one student in the FAU Broward Community who has demonstrated commitment and excellence to student life by making significant contributions to the University community through service and leadership.
- Jeff Klein Disability Award - Stuart G. Buckley: Awarded to one student in the FAU Broward Community who is a positive role model for persons with disabilities.
- Volunteer Service Award - Sharon R. Viduarre: Awarded to one student in the FAU Broward Community to recognize and reward outstanding commitment to volunteer service to a nonprofit organization.
- Multicultural Student Service Award - Pik-Fong C. Jenkins: Awarded to a student in the FAU Broward community who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving the quality of life for people who live in multicultural, low-income communities or attend performance-challenged schools.
- Faculty Member of the Year Award - Dr. Angela E. Rhone: Awarded to a faculty member who shows commitment to the University and dedication to students by going above and beyond the call of duty and participating actively in ways that impact students directly.
- Staff Member of the Year Award - Regina S. Thomas: Awarded to a staff member who helps students in an enthusiastic and professional manner and contributes to their well-being on campus.
- Owl Friend of the Year Award - Budget Office: Awarded to a person or group of people who have made a significant impact on students in helping them to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Alan Becker (left), managing partner of the Law Offices of Becker and Poliakoff, and Terry Mena, associate director of student affairs for the Davie campus.
Dr. Rozalia Williams (left), associate director of multicultural affairs for FAU Broward; Javier I. Rosquete, recipient of the Commitment to Campus Life Award; and Karen Esteves, assistant director of student affairs for the Fort Lauderdale campus.
Dr. Lisa Bardill (left), associate dean of student affairs, Boca Raton campus ; Terry Mena; Dr. Joyanne Stephens, vice president for Broward campuses; and Marion Merzer, associate dean for student affairs, Broward campuses.