The Office of Special Events and Projects is set to host the 19th annual Student Life Achievement Awards on April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.
The awards, also known as the Stueys, are an annual celebration of NSU’s best. Every student, professor, or staff member is eligible for nomination, and anyone within the NSU community can nominate another.
There are 15 categories and five finalists for each category. The categories include Alumni of the Year, Athletic Team of the Year, Professor of the Year, Student of the Year and more. All nominations are kept confidential.
Kaley Homan, graduate assistant for special events and projects and co-chair for the Stueys, said that the awards ceremony allows NSU to give recognition to people that deserve it.
Homan said, “The Student Life Achievement Awards gives us a chance to recognize not only the students but the staff, professors and regional campus students.”
The Office of Special Events and Projects has been planning for this upcoming Stueys since last year.
Homan said, “This has been a yearlong process for us. We started planning this back in October and I’m excited to see it all happen. This is my first Stueys. It’s like, I’ve heard about it, but I’m ready to see what it’s all about and see everyone dressed up.”
Daniel McFadden, graduate assistant for campus life and student engagement, said that during the event there will be music, performances and awards.
McFadden said, “During the event we will find out who the winners will be for each nomination in each category. We will have a select couple of students host the event, and there will be a handful of different acts that go on between awards. The NSU Mako Band will also be there playing music throughout the show.”
McFadden said one of his favorite parts about planning for the event is seeing it all come together.
“We put so much work and effort into all of this and it’s good to see it all come together and see that final project. It’s also nice to see who the winners are,” McFadden said.
The Stueys ceremony is open to the NSU community to attend, but tickets are required.
McFadden said, “We invited the nominees, we invited the committee and we would like to see the students come and see it as well. The event is also open to faculty and administration.”
If you would like to attend the event, tickets are available in Rosenthal, room 211, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until April 12. You must have your SharkCard to get a ticket and there is a limit of one ticket per person. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.