University Mission Statement
We are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Student Servant Leader Awards, which will be presented on 8 April 2014.
The purpose of the Student Servant Leader Awards is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant leadership on and off campus.
Criteria for Selection
Servant leaders are those whose leadership consists of serving the needs of others — not service to others in addition to leadership, but service that is part and parcel of leadership.
Key elements of the candidates’ experiences, which will serve as criteria for selection, include but are not limited to:
- Continuous commitment to service
- Call to service; inspiration to lead through service
- Significance of a selected service experience
- Application of intellectual skills during the experience and demonstrated learning from the service experience
Nomination and Selection Process
We invite you to nominate qualified students for this important award. Letters of nomination by faculty, staff, students and community members will be accepted. Self-nominations will also be accepted. Nominated students will be invited to submit a short essay on their philosophy of service. After review of the nomination/recommendation letters and essays, the Student Servant Leader Awards Selection Committee will invite selected students for an interview with the committee.
Letters of Nomination should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to DOVE in Boland Hall Room 108 by 31 January 2014. Nomination letters should touch on the award purpose and criteria. Please include the following in the nomination letter:
- How long and in what capacity you have known the student
- Your knowledge of the student’s commitment to service
- Examples of specific service experiences where the student took a leadership role
Please identify an individual to submit a letter of recommendation, who can speak to your experience with service. The letter is due by the 31 January 2014 deadline.
Nominated students will be contacted by Michelle Peterson, via email, and asked to elaborate on their philosophy of service and to submit a resume by 6 February 2014.
Selected students will be invited to interview with the Selection Committee on 18 or 19 February. During the interview, students will be asked to discuss their commitment to service, calling to serve, and growth from their various service experiences.
After the final interview round, award recipients will be notified.