This honor will be given to an undergraduate, graduate student, professional staff member, new professional or faculty member, who demonstrates an enormous capacity for making a difference, and has shown the courage and vision to actively advocate for positive change and productive contributions to the workplace.
There are many ways to make a difference. The nominee should be an example of what it means to “explore, engage, and evolve.” The recipient believes in an idea or project and helps others see that it can be done, in spite of obstacles. Whether on campus or in the community, this individual inspires others to be agents of change, personally leads by example, and is committed to continually improving his or her leadership competencies. Because of this nominee, something very tangible has changed or is changing.
Whether it’s a changed social condition, new program created, increased group engagement, student activism/ empowerment, or community support, what has happened would not have been possible if not for this individual’s leadership,