Originally published Feb. 12, 2012

The Grand Valley State University Dean of Students Office is accepting nominations for the Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award, which will be presented to a senior at the Grand Valley Student Awards Ceremony in April.

Dean of Students Bart Merkle said he encourages students, faculty and staff to nominate seniors who demonstrate strong leadership skills and academic achievement.

“A part of what we as an institution are trying to do is foster and encourage students to develop their leadership skills,” Merkle said. “It’s a good thing for the institution to honor a student who embodies outstanding leadership. The Venderbush Award is related to the kind of learning and development that we hope students are striving for.”

To qualify for the award, candidates must be of senior status and enrolled in courses for the Fall or Winter semester. They must also demonstrate leadership skills, be in good academic standing and show a strong academic performance.

A committee of faculty and staff will review all nominations and select a group of finalists to interview in March. Of those students, only one will be honored with a plaque at the awards ceremony on April 16.

Nomination forms are due Friday at 5 p.m. in the Dean of Students Office.

For more information about the award criteria and the nomination process, visit the website at http://www.gvsu.edu/dos/kenneth-r-venderbush-student-leadership-award-58.htm.


Original publication: http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2012/02/nominations_due_friday_for_venderbush_award