The Jacks

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The Jacks, hosted annually by the Department of Wellness and Recreation, recognize outstanding departmental student employees who consistently demonstrate superior work ethic and exceed expectations both within the Department and at the University of Miami. In addition to recognition and a commemorative trophy, award winners receive a $100 bonus.

Award Descriptions

Jack Kelsey Award for Outstanding Leadership

Nominees should demonstrate leadership qualities within the Department and the University of Miami community. Students should have made a significant impact on campus life as a leader of a student organization, programming board, resident assistant, club sports officer, etc.

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Charlie Green Award for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year

Recognizes students with exemplary job performance throughout their time as a DWR student employee. Nominees are seen as role models for fellow students and consistently go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.

Lorraine Miller Award for Customer Service

For students with direct contact with patrons and guests, this award honors student employees who exhibit exceptional customer service at all times and show a strong commitment to creating a positive customer experience throughout the Herbert Wellness Center.

Soloman Graham Unsung Hero Award

The award is given to students who hold positions considered to be “behind the scenes” for the Department. Nominees should continually exceed expectations, perhaps with little supervision. 

Out of the Norm Award

This award recognizes student employees who go out of their way to foster an environment of friendship, comradery, and family among their fellow student employees.

Patty Swift Rising Award

This award was intended to recognize an emerging leader with 1 year or less experience within DWR. This student has displayed attributes of professionalism, a good work ethic, enthusiasm, and reliability.