Applications and nominations are open for the 2017 Campus Leadership Awards.
This will be the second annual Campus Leadership Awards and the theme for this year is “Spring into Leadership.” Students can nominate any student, faculty member or organization they think deserves recognition for being an outstanding leader on campus. A nomination is not a requirement to apply, but if a student receives several nominations, that will be taken into consideration during the application process.
“We are so fortunate to have outstanding leaders on this campus that are on the top of their game inside and outside the classroom,” said Levi Harrel, assistant director of student development. “That’s where the Leadership Awards come from, it’s essentially recognizing all of those out of classroom efforts that students are doing.”
Zack Travers, business administration senior, felt honored to be presented the Outstanding Junior award last year.
“It was definitely an honor to even be nominated at all, and an even greater privilege to receive the awards,” Travers said. “I think recognizing and awarding students in their efforts to make a difference on campus can only benefit our community.”
Applications were emailed to the campus community and are due to Harrel by 5 p.m. March 10.
To apply, students fill out the information in the application packet specific to the award they are applying for. The application includes a short essay on various leadership roles held during their time at OCU and how they have impacted the community.
“I truly encourage every student who considers themselves a leader to apply. We want to recognize those achievements they’ve made in our community,” Harrel said.
The awards will be at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.