Named in honor of the current WVU vice president for the Division of Student Affairs, this award recognizes exemplary leadership on behalf of the students at WVU. This award is one of WVU’s most prestigious student honors and spotlights those who demonstrate exemplary critical-thinking, creativity and positive leadership. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the award.
Criteria for selection of this award is as follows: demonstrates initiative in problem-solving and consensus building, provides a high level of commitment to Student Affairs and student programs, fosters collaborative and creative thinking, demonstrates a positive influence in motivating other students to accomplish goal and encourages students to be a visionary and exhibit positive leadership and demonstrates initiative in meeting challenges. Additionally, the student should inspire other students, through example, to act with integrity and have high professional standards, pursue and achieve high academic standards and strives for excellence in communication among his/her peers and others.
Letters of nomination should address the above criteria and include a list of student’s leadership roles, accomplishments and activities. The committee will also accept a resume. Appropriate nomination materials must be submitted to Ron Justice, director of Student Organizations Services, by Thursday, April 5.
A native of Excelsior, W.Va., Gray received his law degree from WVU College of Law in 1969 and entered active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He joined WVU as vice president of Student Affairs in 1996 after serving for three years as the first African-American general in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps. In 1994, Gray was inducted in the WVU Alumni Association Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
The Committee on Student Organizations will select the finalist. This award will be presented on April 21 at the Inauguration Ceremony of Student Government Association, held at the Erickson Alumni Center at 3:30 p.m.
For more information on the application process, contact Student Organizations Services at 304-293-4397.
CONTACT: Sue Henry, Student Organizations Services
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