Each Spring Cabinet gives out awards to a handful of nominated Lady Eaton College Students. The award winners are typically announced at the Spring College Dinner and voted on during the Annual General Meeting in March. Below are the titles and description of the 10 awards Cabinet gives out each year.
I. Off-Residence Award This Award
Presented in the spring, goes to the Off-Residence student each year that significantly contributes to the College in a variety of ways (i.e. participation in athletics and various committees, volunteering at events such as College dinners, etc.).
II. “Behind-the-Scenes” Award
This award is presented, in the spring, to the student who contributes significantly to College life, but in a manner that is subtle (i.e. that would not normally receive widespread recognition for their efforts).
III. John Stanford Award
Awarded to a Cabinet Member that has shown initiative, leadership, commitment, and performance above their own duties, good attendance, and dedication. Three members will be nominated by the Cabinet (or four if there is a tie). Three names will be called for by each Cabinet member at a meeting close to the spring election date. The three names (or four if there is a tie) appearing most will be the names put forward by Cabinet. Those names will then go appearing on the ballots for the spring elections. The names appearing on the ballots will be accompanied by a description of what they have done so that the award is not based solely on popularity. The College Body at large will decide who gets the award during spring elections. The award will be presented at the Spring Celebration Dinner.
IV. Mil Clark Award
Awarded to the affiliated LEC Fellow, don, or staff member who has significantly contributed to LEC over the past years.
V. Cabinet Appreciation Award
This award is given annually (presented in the spring) to honour a member of Cabinet who, over the past year, has made significant contributions to the Lady Eaton College Cabinet. Names will be nominated in a Cabinet meeting by members of Cabinet close to the spring election date, and 22 decided upon by Cabinet members to show the recipient recognition for contributions they have made throughout the year.
VI. The Dave French Award
This award, presented in the spring, goes to an LEC student who demonstrates strong leadership and determination throughout the year within LEC. This student positively represents LEC within the whole Trent community in a responsible and respectful manner. Names will be nominated in a Cabinet meeting by members of Cabinet close to the spring election date, and decided upon by Cabinet members to show the recipient recognition for the contribution they have made throughout the year.
VII. Volunteer Appreciation Award
This award is given to a person not on Cabinet who made an outstanding contribution towards Cabinet over the course of the year.
VIII. Golden Toad Award
This award is presented to a first year student who has shown great enthusiasm for the college. This person shows excitement at Lady Eaton through their participation in college events, supportive nature, and all around good college spirit.
IX. Michael Eamon Award
This award is presented to a student, faculty, or staff in LEC who has promoted the arts throughout the College and Trent University
X. Athletic Supporter Award
This is an award presented annually to the students (2) who the Athletic representatives of the college feel have contributed most to the College sports program through participation, leadership, enthusiasm, and undying support for the most athletic endeavors of the College. These students are NOT necessarily the best athletes, but they have combined all of the above characteristics during their time at Trent.