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Student honors nominees for
Wilson Award, Distinguished Service Awards, now being accepted
are now being accepted for the 2010 R. E. Lee Wilson Citizenship Award
and Distinguished Service Awards at Arkansas State University.
awards are ASU's highest student honors, with the presentation ceremony
taking place during Convocation of Scholars week in April.
Any graduating ASU senior this
academic year (August 2009, December 2009, or May 2010) is eligible to
apply. Application deadline is noon on Friday,
The Wilson Award is presented annually to the university's outstanding
graduating senior at the Student Honors ceremony. This year's ceremony
will be held on Monday, April 12. The recipient is selected on the basis
of character, determination, involvement, and academic achievement. The
honor is conferred in memory of R. E. Lee Wilson, a member of the
Arkansas State University Board of Trustees from 1917 until his death in
1933. Presentation of the Wilson Award began in 1934. A member of the
Wilson family traditionally is present at the Student Honors event to
bestow the award.
Because many students are noteworthy for their involvement and service,
the university also presents several Distinguished Service Awards. The
Wilson Award winner is chosen by the selection committee from those they
have named Distinguished Service Award recipients. The selection
committee consists of ASU faculty, staff members, students, and former
Wilson Award winners.
Students may make a request of an ASU faculty member or organization
adviser that the student be nominated and the student may complete the
application form, but students must have a faculty member or
organization advisor agree to be named as the nominator.
The committee considers participation and leadership in student
organizations along with academic achievement when choosing the award
recipients. Participation and leadership in organizations and activities
of campus significance are considered more than those of a general
Previous Wilson Award recipients have formed a Wilson Fellows Chapter of
the ASU Alumni Association, and created a scholarship program for future
recipients. The Wilson Award winner will receive a scholarship from the
chapter to be used for post-graduate education.
Information and nomination forms may be obtained in the offices of ASU
college deans, the Cooper Alumni Center, and the Leadership Center in
the Student Union. Nomination forms are also available online at
Completed packets should be mailed to Student Honors Awards, c/o Dr.
Nancy Hendricks, Cooper Alumni Center, P.O. Box 1990, State University
AR 72467. For those wishing to drop off their applications in person,
the Cooper Alumni Center is located just north of the ASU Convocation
Center, with office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Application
deadline is noon on Friday, Feb. 12, with no exceptions; incomplete
or late packets will not be considered.
information, Frequently-Asked-Questions, and a Nomination Form, please
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