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Celebration of Academic Excellence

    Be a part of the Saint Leo University Community for a Celebration of Academic Excellence

    This year’s Celebration of Academic Excellence will be showcased using an e-journal which will include links to all recorded oral and poster presentations.

    This important e-journal will showcase the academic achievements of our University College students.

    Students must have the sponsorship of a Faculty Mentor who has overseen the student(s)’ work, who attests to its readiness for the event, and who will complete and submit the electronic submission form (below) on their behalf.

    Students may present in one of two categories: (1) presentation or (2) poster/artwork session, but may not participate in more than one session. Each recorded presentation should be no more than 10 minutes long.

    Excellence for an Oral Presentation Award

    Students wishing to be considered for the Excellence for an Oral Presentation award must have their faculty Mentor indicate this on the submission form. The Academic Excellence Committee will select four finalists from the abstracts submitted. The four finalists will each receive a certificate of distinction and one will be awarded the Excellence for an Oral Presentation Award.

    Oral presentations will be judged for creativity, organization of content, recorded oral presentation, knowledge of material, clarity of artwork (charts, graphs, slides), and overall presentation. Again, recorded presentations should be no more than 10 minutes long.

    Excellence for a Poster Presentation Awards

    Poster presentations will be judged for organization and creativity, organization of content, technical procedures employed (when applicable), recorded oral delivery, knowledge of material, clarity of artwork (charts, graphs, images), appearance of poster, and overall presentation.

    Certificates will be given to the second and third place winners. The first place winner will receive the Excellence for a Poster Presentation Award, along with a certificate provided to the Faculty Mentor.

    Completed submission forms for all presentations and posters/artwork must be submitted by the Faculty Mentor no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM No submissions will be accepted after the April 9th deadline.

    Faculty Mentors will receive confirmation of the acceptance of their submissions and follow-up instructions shortly after the deadline.

    For more information on submission criteria, please see the event submission form.

    Submission Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM;

    Only This Online Submission Form Will Be Accepted.

    • Faculty mentor is responsible for reviewing this form for completeness and to ensure the quality of the abstract. All sections are required.
    • Faculty mentor is responsible for submitting this form by the submission deadline Friday, April 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM.
    • Submissions will not be accepted if the form is incomplete or received after the submission deadline. Students are limited to ONE presentation/poster/artwork.