The President’s Core Values Medallion was originally established in 2007 to recognize graduating seniors who best exemplify the core values of the institution. During the 2014-2015 academic year, several vision committees comprised of students, faculty, trustees and administrators, were appointed by President Farish to develop revised University core values reflective and supportive of shared institutional priorities, goals and learning outcomes. Each student awarded this honor has truly embraced the University’s core values in meaningful ways.
Each of the schools, together with the University President, will select this year’s class of Presidential Core Value Medallion 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 President Farish as part of his presidential commencement regalia. Honorees are recognized at the Commencement Ceremony and receive their medallion keepsake from President Farish on stage.
Criteria for Selection
Nomination & Selection Process
Faculty & Administrators may nominate seniors no later than April 3, 2017 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 14, 2017. In the event of a tie or a difficult decision – only ONE name can be forwarded as an honoree. However, additional names from each college should be forwarded for consideration for at-large honoree(s) to be selected by the President.
Individual students are also provided the opportunity to nominate themselves (or peers) for award consideration by forwarding supporting materials directly to their Dean no later than April 13, 2016. This is a supplemental approach designed to broaden the process and make it more inclusive. However self-nominations are not being solicited to replace or diminish the role of faculty and administrators as the primary nominating body.
Dean’s may also solicit names from faculty and Assistant/Associate Deans along with a summary of the nominee’s qualifications pertaining to the above criteria.
In any case, 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.
School Deans will forward supporting materials, names of medallion recipients and at-large nominees electronically to Deb Burgo in the Commencement Office, email@example.com on or before April 14, 2017. Deans are encourage to forward all nominees for at-large consideration. Questions can be directed to Allison Chase Padula at firstname.lastname@example.org.