Nominations sought for Class of 2013 awards

Wed, 01/30/2013

LAWRENCE — The University Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2013 University Awards.

The Class of 2013 University Awards, formerly known as the Chancellor’s Student Awards, are among the most prestigious awards presented at the University of Kansas. These awards were established to recognize students who embody service excellence, dedication or whose academic achievements remain stellar.

Each recipient is recognized during a surprise in-class presentation, and the award recipients’ photos are included in the Commencement Program.

The Class of 2013 University Awards are designated for graduating seniors, with the exception of the Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award, which can be bestowed to any classification of student.

The online nomination form and award criteria are available online. Each nominee will be informed of his/her nomination and will be required to complete an application. 

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and student applications are due 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

See more information here. Questions regarding the nomination process can be directed to Lindsay Hamm at 785-864-4060 or by email.



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