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.
2019 Awards Banquet: Monday, April 22

Community Service Award

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

2019 Winner

Vivian Hoang Nguyen

2019 Nominees

Mukund Kuntimad

Ayoung Jo

Alizay Rizvi

Umer Nadir

Rachel Wong

Amy Iloani

Jatin Jain

Not Pictured:
Zachary Greenberg, Kirav Patel

Rising Star Award

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

2019 Winner

Alayna Thomas

2019 Nominees

Eric Aaberg

Bella Ngo

Dylan Sewell

Emily Tran

Joshua Wiedemeier

Fiaz Bhuiyan

Not Pictured:
Praneetha Pratapa, Poojan Patel, Ramzi Taim

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.

2019 Winner

Gabriel BarrĂ³n

2019 Nominees

Umer Nadir

Jennifer Good

Ashleigh Horton

Irum Ali

Haley Sams

Kynsee Gesch

Joey Campain

Raisa Mahmood

Chandana Tatineni

Not Pictured:
Andrew Blodgett, Aniqa Arephin, Nidhish Lokesh

Advisor of the Year Award

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

2019 Winner

Monique Wedderburn

2019 Nominees

Ashfia Salemin

Katy Jordan

Kevin Saberre

Not Pictured:
Gaurav Shekhar, Dani Fadda

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.

2019 Winner

Alexander Holcomb

2019 Nominees

Alexandria Olafson

Aparna Nagarajan

Benjamin Rubanov

Anita Yazdani

Parnian Salehi

Mara Minford

Vidya Mohanraj

Carla Ramazan

Naser Asfoor

Umer Nadir

Jatin Jain

Joey Campain

Haley Sams

Farhin Hossain Maisha

Jason Waye

Not Pictured:
Monica Lou, Allison Stiller

The Golden Comet Award

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

2019 Winner

Bangladeshi Student Organization

2019 Nominees

Tri Sci Professions

National Association of Black Accountants

Comet Marketing

Graduate Student Assembly

Indian Students Association

University Emergency Medical Response

Not Pictured:
Black Student Alliance, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Gamma Delta, UTD Infinity Lions