Students and faculty members gathered Sunday night at the Boko Awards ceremony to commemorate and recognize one another for work through student organizations.
Campus Activities and Student Organizations, Student Organization Council, Student Volunteer Connection and Greek Affairs collaborated to produce the event.
Awards were given to organizations excelling in community service and greek affairs.
Students interested in being recipients for the awards were asked to apply for the category they fit into best and state why they upheld the criteria for the award.
Kristopher Infante, SOC president and political science junior, and Alison Sibley, SOC vice president and economics junior, led the program.
“Being able to help student organizations grow was the best part of my work with SOC and at Texas State,” Infante said.
The theme for this year’s awards ceremony was “A Red Carpet Affair, celebrating the brightest of the stars.”
Students filled the ballroom to represent individual organizations and show their enthusiasm for their peers’ work throughout the year.
The Outstanding Scholarly Program award was given to the Interruption: Anti Racism Peer Educator group for its ‘Islamophobia’ program.
Chi Omega received the Organization with the Most Volunteers at Bobcat Build Award for its participation.
Nathan Salazar, criminal justice senior, was presented with the Greek Man of the Year award.
Salazar said he was blessed to have won the award representing Phi Iota Alpha.
“I don’t see this as an individual award, but as an award for my organization because my brothers really helped me become the person I am,” Salazar said.
Following this award was the counterpart, Greek Woman of the Year, which was given to Astrid Rodriguez, bilingual education senior.
“This was really the icing on the cake for me, I’ve worked hard for this and I feel really proud,” Rodriguez said.
Multiple awards were given to organizations under the Organization Programs of the Year such as Multicultural Organization of the Year, which was granted to Sigma Delta Lambda.
American Marketing Association was given the “Professional Organization of the Year” award for its marketing objectives throughout the year.
Organization Woman and Man of the Year was awarded to both Associated Student Government president and vice president Mel Ferrari and Colter Ray for their work with.
The Special Interest Group of the Year award went to Men Against Violence for the programs they held during the course of the school year.
Each of these “Organization Programs of the Year” award winners was given $100 from the Student Organizations Council to utilize toward their upcoming programs.
The program concluded with a “Movie Premiere” video presentation highlighting each organizations year in pictures.