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Dean's Award for Excellence in Leadership

Awarded to graduate students demonstrating leadership on campus, in their academic discipline or in the community.

The Award

$1,000, given to two graduate students in any program who demonstrate excellent leadership on campus, in their academic discipline and/or the community. 

2020 Winners

  • Georgina Anderson, Biological Sciences
  • Anna Cofie, Health Services Policy and Management


Academic programs may nominate one student for this award.  As part of the nomination packet, Graduate Directors will be required to submit: 

  1. One-page letter from the Graduate Director or anyone else who can attest to the nominee’s leadership
  2. Personal Statement (500 words or less in which the student provides a self-assessment of contributions made)
  3. Student's CV or Resume 


Nominations are due April 1, 2021 and should be submitted to Wright Culpepper at

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