Nominations for Student Leadership awards due by Feb. 23

Nominations for the GRCC Student Leadership Awards are now open! Any member of Grand Rapids Community College (student, faculty, staff, or Board of Trustee member) can nominate a qualified current GRCC student for a student leadership award. These awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Banquet, March 29th. Please note that the Jerry Benham Award is the only award that is awarded to a faculty member or staff member for Advisor of the Year.

Nomination forms need to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 23rd for consideration. Please complete this form for each nominee per award. In order to be considered as a strong nominee, please include as much detail as you can in the nomination description.

Please note: Self nominations are acceptable. For questions please email Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

GRCC Student Leadership Awards. Benham Service and Civic Engagement Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Have been active, involved, and shown leadership in service and civic engagement initiatives. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Brian Kloet Campus Involvement Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Have been active and involved in Student Activities. Have established a cross-college interest in campus life and has been helpful in promoting the overall college experience through outstanding citizenship. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King through community involvement and campus life. Seek to bring about change by promoting the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cedric and Sandy Ward Leadership Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills throughout the community or college. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Jerry Benham Award for Staff or Faculty: Be a current GRCC staff or faculty member. Actively support students and act as a mento and role model for leadership development. Be willing to give time and human resources selflessly and be and advocate for students. Project a positive attitude and image toward student and other GRCC community members. Develop and encourage students’ thoughts and ideas. Not have involvement in student activities as a part of the person’s job description. New Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding new student organization that has created and sustained an inclusive and creative group. This group will have set goals and achieved them successfully. Must be newly formed during the current academic year or renewed after being dorman for two years or more. Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding student organization that has demonstrated unity within the group and has benefitted the GRCC community in a significant way through programming, service and/or inclusion of all students. Must currently be a recognized student organization. Project, Event or Program of the Year: This award recognizes an organization (or multiple organizations) that worked together to plan, implement and promote a single project or event, or series of events during the year. Must currently be a recognized student organization. Any member of the Grand Rapids Community College can nominate a qualified current GRCC student, staff or faculty member for a student leadership award. These awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Banquet on Thursday, March 29th. Please review the award criteria on OrgSync to nominate a worthy candidate. Nomination forms need to be received by Student Life no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 for consideration. Please use one application for each nominee and award. Candidates can be nominated for more than one award.

 

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