Students who are awarded this honor will have lived the mission of the school of leadership studies through their community engagement and service to others. The student will have demonstrated a commitment to personal development, intellectual growth, and positive community impact through their work as a citizen leader. Students will have committed to service and civic engagement through a diversity of experiences on campus and in the community that demonstrate their commitment to serving community needs. Examples of this work may include volunteer service, involvement in service learning courses or programs, engagement in political activism on campus and in the community, social justice work and advocacy, research or work with faculty members on community based initiatives or social justice issues.
2013 Recipient: Margaret Swagerty, Overland Park, KS majoring in Secondary Education with minors in Leadership Studies and American Ethnic Studies