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Award Descriptions

Individual Student Awards

Award Qualifications for ALL Student Awards: Candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University. 

Emerging Leader Award:

The candidate for this award exemplifies leadership by engaging in the Longwood community during their first or second year at Longwood and has sought out opportunities to get involved in the community and Longwood.

Award Qualifications: Candidates must be in their first or second year at Longwood University. All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.

Honor and Integrity Award:

A student who exemplifies in a meaningful and purposeful way congruency in their everyday life, embodies honesty and integrity, upholds the Longwood honor code and provides stewardship to the campus community.

Award Qualifications: Candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.

Distinguished Senior Contributions Award: 

The candidate for this award is a senior who has made a distinctive mark through their positive contributions to Longwood and the community throughout his/her tenure at Longwood University.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University. All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at Longwood.

Rotunda Award For Community Building:

The candidate for this award has brought together students and/or an organization through their strong sense of cooperation, relationship building and service to Longwood University and/or the greater community.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.

Joan of Arc Visionary Leadership Award:

A student who strives in his/her own unique way to achieve a future community of citizen leaders working for the common good of society. The candidate for this award is innovative, sets clear goals for their organization and motivates those around them to achieve those goals. This person must be an active member of the Longwood community through their leadership, involvement and service on campus.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, held a leadership position in a student organization this past year and be in good standing with the University.

Citizen Leader Award:

The candidate for this award exemplifies true citizen leadership by demonstrating virtues such as honor, embracing diversity, empathy, generosity, teamwork, social responsibility, and dedication to the common good through his or her service Longwood and/or the community.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be a current sophomore, junior or senior and be in good standing with the University.

Outstanding New Commuter:

The candidate for this award is a commuter student who during his/her first year as a commuter student has made significant contributions to the quality of life for commuter students.

Award Qualifications: Must be a commuter student in his/her first year at the university. All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the university. This award will be chosen by a Residence and Commuter Life committee.

Outstanding Commuter Student:

The candidate for this award is a commuter student who has made significant contributions to the quality of life for commuter students through their involvement in the lives of the commuter students.

Award Qualifications: Must be a commuter student. All candidates must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the university. This award will be chosen by a Residence and Commuter Life committee.

Outstanding New Residential Student:

The candidate for this award is a residential student who during their first year as a residential student has made significant contributions to the quality of life for the residential community.

Award Qualifications: Must be a residential student in his/her first year at the university. All candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average and be in good standing with the university. This award will be chosen by a Residence and Commuter Life committee.

Outstanding Residential Student:

The candidate for this award is a residential student who helps promote and contribute to the quality of life for the residential students.

Award Qualifications: Must be a residential student. All candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average and be in good standing with the university. This award will be chosen by a Residence and Commuter Life committee.

The Ellen Master Award for Significant Service:

A student whose behavior embraces civic responsibility and service to the community on a local, regional, national, global level. These individuals have given of their time, talent, and efforts to contribute to the common good.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average, be in good standing with the university and the service is outside any required service.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award:

The candidate for this award is a current graduate student enrolled at Longwood University who exemplifies true citizen leadership by demonstrating virtues such as honor, embracing diversity, empathy, generosity, teamwork, social responsibility, and dedication to the common good through his/her service to the University

 

Student Organization Awards

Emerging Student Organization Award:

A recognized student organization recognized by Longwood University created within the last two year that has successfully established a positive presence on campus, has made meaningful contributions to Longwood and the surrounding community and lives their values.

Award Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered student organization and created within the 2012-2013 or the 2013-2014 academic year.A letter of support from an advisor or a faculty/staff member who can speak to your organizations success.

Most Improved Student Organization Award:

A student organization that has made significant strides toward achieving its goals/mission and has demonstrated improvement over the past academic year while contributing to Longwood and the surrounding community.

Award Qualifications: Must be a student organization recognized by Longwood University, is registered in collegiate link and has shown improvements within their organization over the past year.  A letter of support from an advisor or a faculty/staff member who can speak to your organizations success.

 

Citizen Leader Organization Award:

A student organization that demonstrates the quality of life at Longwood and demonstrates the virtues of honor, embracing diversity, empathy, generosity, teamwork, and social responsibility through their contributions to Longwood and the surrounding community.

Award Qualifications: Must be a student organization recognized by Longwood University, is registered in collegiate link and has fulfilled all other requirements current during the 2013-2014 academic year. A letter of support from an advisor or a faculty/staff member who can speak to your organizations success.

 

Outstanding Service by a Student Organization Award

A student organization that contributes their time and talent by way of service to Longwood and the surrounding community and promotes civic responsibility through their events and programs. 

Award Qualifications: Must be a registered student organization with paperwork and other requirements current during the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

Faculty/Staff Awards

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor:

A faculty or staff member that goes above and beyond their expectations of an advisor and is an integral part of the organization and shows dedication to mission of the organization.

Award Qualifications:  Candidates must be a registered faculty/staff advisor for a student organization for the 2013-2014 academic year and being an advisor is not part of their job responsibilities.  

Faculty Staff Citizen Leader Award:

The candidate for this award is a faculty or staff member who exemplifies true citizen leadership by demonstrating virtues such as honor, embracing diversity, empathy, generosity, teamwork, social responsibility, and dedication to the common good through his/her service to the University.

 

Student Employment Awards

Student employment is an experience that involves a commitment and an involvement with the Longwood community that is valued by faculty, staff and students. Student employees are a vital resource and provide much of the creativity, energy and enthusiasm that make our departments successful. 

The student employment program helps in the development of citizen leaders and prepares students to make positive contributions to the campus, local community and the common good of society.

Student Employee of the Year:

The Student Employee of the Year is awarded to an outstanding student in recognition of exceptional contributions to the Student Employment Program at Longwood during the academic year.

Supervisor of the Year:

A factor which influences the success of student employment is the quality supervision of student employees.  The Supervisor of the Year is awarded to an outstanding faculty/staff member, who supervises one or more student employees, in appreciation for outstanding supervision and support.

Student employees nominate candidates for this award.