Heavener-Sponsored Program of the Year

This award is presented to the Heavener-Sponsored program which, through activities and projects, has had the most significant influence on the College and the surrounding community. This award is based on the quality of campus events held, servant leadership endeavors, involvement with campus events, and/or initiative to further advance the education of Warrington students beyond the classroom. Nominee must be a recognized student organization in good standing with the Student Activities and Involvement Office.

Application

In order to apply for this award, you will need to complete the two steps below by 11:59PM on February 6, 2022:

  1. Create a compelling 8-minute audio-recorded PowerPoint presentation adhering to the submission requirements below, that showcases why your program should be selected as the award winner.
    1. If your program is also applying for any of the following presentation-based awards, you will address these in the same presentation.
      1. Outstanding Event/Program of the Year
      2. Outstanding Service Project of the Year
  2. Submit the Application Form where you will include the link to your recorded presentation, as well as a PDF of your slide deck.

Submission Requirements for Audio-Recorded PowerPoint

In addition to the requirements listed below, programs are encouraged to follow best practices with regard to slide design and visual aids to best showcase their impact.

Presentations must include voice-only narration (cameras must be turned off) utilizing
PowerPoint’s Recording Feature. Total presentation time must not exceed 8 minutes and must include the following slides:

  1. Opening slide needs to include the names of each of the presentation-based awards (including this award) that you are applying for, and you should verbally announce these in your audio recording.
  2. Organizational fact slide that highlights program relevant statistics including size, list of events, and their type such as socials, professional, service, and other information.
  3. Informational slides answering the following questions:
    • How did these activities impact both the personal and professional development of your members?
    • How did the meetings, activities, and events held by your program have a positive impact on the greater college community?
    • What qualitative or quantitative evidence do you have regarding your program’s impact?
    • How does your program plan to sustain itself in the future?
    • How effectively does the executive board function as a team? Provide evidence where possible.
    • How do the activities that you conduct go above and beyond your program’s mission/vision/values?
  4. Appendix slides at the end of your presentation detailing the following:
    • A list of all past activities from January 2021 to December 2021. In the description for each event, please include the following:
      • Date of the event
      • Number of attendees
      • Purpose of each event
      • Description of each event
    • Membership numbers and roster with names and email addresses (both spring and fall semesters).
    • Please insert link to PDF displaying all appendix information.

Submission Instructions for Audio-Recorded PowerPoint

Once you have finalized your audio-recorded PowerPoint, please follow the instructions below to make it shareable using Microsoft Stream.

  • With your presentation deck open, click the Recording tab, then select Publish to Stream. If you don’t see a Recording tab, you can add this setting as follows:
    • Windows OS: Open PowerPoint > File > Options > Customize Ribbon > Select "Main Tabs" from dropdown list on the right > Scroll down and click the check box next to "Recording" and then click OK
    • Mac OS: First, Export Video – File > Export > Select “MOV” in the File Format dropdown list > Make sure check box next to “Use Recorded Timings and Narrations” is clicked > Click Export Button > Open Microsoft Stream through GatorCloud > Select “Upload Video” from Create dropdown list > Click “Browse” and select MOV file containing your presentation
  • Type a title and a description for the video.
  • Check the boxes that follow to allow everyone in your organization to see this video (on Mac OS this will appear under the “Permissions” drop down tab) and upload your original PowerPoint file along with this video.
  • Click the Publish button and then allow a few minutes for this process to occur.
  • Windows OS users will see a status progress bar at the bottom right of the PowerPoint window, and a message will display once the upload is successful.
  • Once you have received the successful upload notification, click it to view your video.
  • The video will then open in a browser for Gator Cloud. Copy the browser link for your video and then when you are ready to submit the Application Form, please insert the link there.
  • For Mac OS – Click “Share” > Copy the browser link for your video and when you are ready to submit the Application Form, please insert the link there.

Selection Process & Criteria

The winning program will be chosen by a selection committee of Heavener staff members, based on the following criteria:

  • Does the audio-recorded PowerPoint adhere to all submission requirements?
  • Does this program focus programming on the development of personal and professional skills for their members?
  • Does this program and its activities add value to the Heavener School of Business community?
  • Is there evidence that this program provides experiences that support its mission and values?
  • Is there evidence of significant program impact through quantitative or qualitative metrics?
  • Is there evidence this program will continue to grow, progress and sustain itself in the future?
  • Is there evidence of a strong program leadership, officers or executive members?