The President’s Core Values Medallion was established in 2007 to recognize ten to twelve graduating seniors who best exemplify the core values of the institution. The students awarded this honor have truly embraced the University’s core values.
Each of the schools, together with the University President, will select this year’s class of Presidential Award winners. Honorees will be presented with a unique medallion depicting the core values to be worn at Commencement as well as a framed commemorative keepsake. The medallion is identical to the one worn by the President Farish as part of his presidential commencement regalia.
Nomination & Selection Process
Individual students are invited to nominate themselves (or peers) for award consideration by forwarding supporting materials directly to their Dean no later than March 20, 2015.
All nominations must contain a written summary of qualifications pertaining to the Core Values most highly demonstrated by the student and should also include major and minor, internships, study abroad, leadership, distinctive awards and honors, and future plans – career, service and/or graduate school related.
Faculty & Administrators may nominate seniors no later than March 20, 2015 directly to the Dean of the appropriate school he/she is enrolled. The nomination should include supporting materials. Education majors can be considered by both schools they hold majors in but are only eligible for one award. Each school must select honoree(s) prior to or before Apri1 1, 2015. In the event of a tie or a difficult decision – only ONE name can be forwarded as an honoree. However, ONE additional name from each college may be forwarded for consideration for at-large honoree(s) to be selected by the President.
Students who are awarded this honor will be notified shortly before commencement.
Questions about the process can be directed to Associate Dean of Student Affairs Allison Chase Padula at 401-254-3793.