STAR Awards is an annual event that recognizes Perimeter students for academic and cocurricular achievement. It also honors faculty and staff members for outstanding student support efforts. Students, faculty and staff nominate individuals for awards, and recipients are selected by committees of faculty and staff. The Perimeter Honors College plays a key role in the organization and operation of the STAR awards.
This year, 21 academic awards were presented. While each of the 22 disciplines in which students are eligible has its own criteria by which nominees are considered and selected, all academic award recipients represent a decision by faculty that the student’s academic performance and progress, activities and pursuits and overall attitude and engagement are truly outstanding in that specific discipline. Student winners must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.3 — higher in some disciplines.
Cocurricular awards in nine categories are presented to student leaders, student organizations and advisers to recognize outstanding contributions to the Perimeter College community.
The recipient of the 2021 Dean’s Award is Afnan Abu Sarar.
While all STAR awards are prestigious, the highest award is the Dean’s Award. This award recognizes an individual student that, although they may not necessarily hold a visible, established leadership position on campus, has actively demonstrated attributes of a leader through actions and character. Examples might include, but are not limited to, leadership in campus organizations and/or programs, significant contributions to the enhancement of the Perimeter College community, or the advocacy of issues/positions that affect students. We applaud this year’s Dean’s Award winner, Afnan Abu Sarar.
Below, you may read about other award winners by flipping through our digital program, You also may download a copy of the program and watch a recording of the virtual ceremony.