Each year, leadership awards are given to students and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to UT Dallas. The awards are intended to recognize and honor students' hard work and pay tribute to their achievement on campus and in the community.

The Patty Atchley Service to Student Life Award

This award honors a student who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of student life at UT Dallas.

2017 Winner

Kaylie Hartman

2017 Nominees

Archita Vidyarthi

Nancy A. Fairbank

Zarifa Barkatullah

Community Service Award

This award honors a student for outstanding service to the community.

2017 Winner

Ahneesh Mohanty

2017 Nominees

Anupam Kumar

Ashish Khandelwal

Kimberly Fiock

Salman Kabir


Menaka Kamath

Rising Star Award

This award honors a student who has demonstrated exemplary ability in the beginning years of their leadership experience.

2017 Winner

Dalton Owens

2017 Nominees

Ajay Dave

Ana Ablanedo Morales

David Gutierrez

Patrick David Doyle

Advisor of the Year Award

This award honors an advisor who demonstrates outstanding dedication and service to his or her organization.

2017 Winner

Monique Wedderburn

2017 Nominees

Avanti Sethi

Jacqueline Long

Lisabeth Lassiter

Melissa Montoya

Ebenezer Oladimeji

Student Leader of the Year Award

This award honors the best of student leadership at UT Dallas. Qualities include strong leadership skills, impact on the campus community, and involvement in a variety of organizations and activities both on and off campus.

2017 Winner

Brooke López

2017 Nominees

Alireza Nourani Dargiri

Ashik Ghani

Chirag ManojKumar

Crescentia Trisna

Justine Sheu

Prakhar Kumar Jain

Shawhin Talebi

The Golden Comet Award

This award honors a student organization that has positively impacted campus and the surrounding community.

2017 Winner

Alpha Phi Omega

2017 Nominees

  • Alpha Episilon Delta
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Bangladeshi Student Organization
  • Beta Chi Theta
  • Indian Student Association
  • Infinity Lions Club
  • The Mercury
  • The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board
  • Texas Rising
  • Tri Sci Professions at UTD