SOAR Awards

The 21st annual Student Organization Achievement and Recognition (SOAR) Awards will be held on April 12, 2022. The SOAR Awards recognize student organizations and advisors for their commitment to excellence and significant contributions to the campus and community.

2022 SOAR Award Winners

  • Most Innovative Program: Black Male Leadership Society for taking its Talk with BMLS program to a new level.
  • Organizational Improvement: Psi Chi the National Honor Society in Psychology for assessing the needs of their general body and adjusting accordingly to their feedback.
  • Organizational Collaboration: Asian American Student Association, The Indian Cultural Exchange, and the Hispanic Student Association for co-hosting their Identity General Body meetings.
  • Outstanding Campus Event (Small): Dodd Ambassadors for organizing Dodd Market, a free opportunity for students to sell their art to UGA students and the Athens community.
  • Outstanding Campus Event (Large): Serve UGA for Dawg Day of Service, an event held to promote the University of Georgia’s commitment to experiential service learning.
  • Outstanding New Organization: Capture! for making a deep impact at UGA through photography and community.
  • Commitment to Social Justice: Period Project at UGA for Project Red, an initiative that looks to install free menstrual product dispensers throughout UGA’s all-gender bathrooms.
  • Outstanding Cross-Cultural Program: Hispanic Student Association for their commitment to diversity not only within their community but all throughout the University of Georgia.
  • Outstanding Service to the Community – Small: Special Pops Tennis for its efforts to help create a space for individuals to engage not only in physical activity but also a space to build community.
  • Outstanding Service to the Community (Large): MEDLIFE at UGA for hosting various donation drives, and focusing on a wide range of health topics such as COVID-19, hygiene, and art.
  • Excellence in Marketing and Communication: Miracle for their Beyond Limits social media campaign, which raised over $200,000.
  • Pillar of the Community: Sloane Sengson, a Health Promotion and Behavior major, double minoring in Disaster Management and Health Policy. Shortly after the pandemic began, Sloane dedicated their time to serving the Athens community through the Medical Reserve Corps.
  • Commitment to Peer Mentorship: Marillyn Heigl a third-year student who served as a peer mentor for the first-year program, Connect, which is facilitated through Student Government Association.
  • Advisor of the Year: Christina Lawler, The Graduate Advisor for Miracle.
  • Candice Sherman Emerging LeaderAshley LaPrade, Women in Finance.
  • Bulldog VisionSarah Landmesser, Dodd Ambassadors.