Student Leadership Recognition Banquet
Last updated: November 1, 2017
Student Organizations will be asked to complete an SGA Annual Report that will be used to award the SLRB Committee Awards. Due March 2018.
Check out our online "Wall of Leadership"
Student Organization Attendance Forms for individual students are due as soon as possible and no later than April 2018.
Use the Additional Attendance Form to become a sponsor and/or invite additional students.
Invitations will be mailed out to Student Organization Presidents, Vice Presidents, Advisors, and honored guests. No additional invitations will be mailed unless specifically requested. If you were invited but cannot attend, you need to let us know before Friday, April 28, 2017 or your organization will be charged. This is also the cut-off date for names to be listed in the program for organizations and students alike.
If your student organization would like to become a sponsor and make a donation, the following levels are available.
Outside organizations from the Greater Danbury Area are
invited to become sponsors.
Contact Information: Birte
Parents/Guests are very welcome to attend this special celebration but are asked to pay for their meal. Students should let us know if they would like their parents or other guests to be invited.
The Student Leadership Recognition Banquet is an annual event that celebrates and recognizes the achievements of Western's student leaders through a festive banquet and awards ceremony attended by students, parents, faculty and staff alike.
The banquet was first held in 1985 and has grown in attendance and significance ever since. Held at first on campus and then at various locations in the Greater Danbury area, the last few years have seen it held consistently at the elegant Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. In 2011 and 2013 the banquet was held at The Matrix Conference and Banquet Center in the former Union Carbide building and returned to the Amber Room in 2014. In 2017 the banquet was held at the Ethan Allen Hotel. For 2018 and 2019 the banquet will once again be held at the Amber Room Colonnade.
The event is held annually, usually in early May, and has grown from just a few to as many as 500 guests at one time. Every year two members of each student organization are invited to the banquet along with the organization's advisor. Additional club members and parents/guests may also be invited at cost or through a table sponsorship (see details above) and will be sent an invitation upon request.
May 5, 2017
May 6, 2016
May 1, 2015
May 2, 2014
May 3, 2013
May 4, 2012
May 6, 2011
May 7, 2009
May 1, 2008
Programs from Previous Years
If you can no longer find your copy of the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet program, just click on the appropriate program below and print your own copy. These programs also provide insights how the banquet has changed over the years and what to expect if you'll be going for the first time. We hope to see you at next year's banquet!
2008 Program - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Leadership
2009 Program - Reach for the Stars
2010 Program - Soaring to New Heights
2011 Program - You are the One!
2012 Program - Oh, the Places You'll Go!
2013 Program - iLead
2014 Program - America's Next Top Leader
2015 Program - Welcome Aboard the LeaderShip
2017 Program - Cinco de Mayo