February 26, 2019
Submit nominations for Celebrating Service and Leadership Awards
Each year, the Staley School of Leadership Studies honors students, community partners and special individuals who have volunteered their time and leadership to enhance, improve and impact the greater good of the campus and community.
In recognition of the "power of volunteers to spark change and improve the world through community," the Celebrating Service and Leadership Community Service Awards are modeled after the George H.W. Bush's Daily Point of Light Award. These awards embrace the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service. The Staley School of Leadership Studies recognizes the volunteering and community service can lead to increased civic involvement and leadership, not only for college students but for youth and community members.
Complete the online form based on the criteria provided and submit it electronically by 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 18. Honorees will be notified by Monday, April 1, with an invitation to attend the Staley School of Leadership Studies' Celebrating Service and Leadership recognition event on Sunday, April 28, at the Leadership Studies Building.
Award criteria and categories:
- Outstanding K-State Student Volunteer — Any student who is enrolled at Kansas State University and has participated in HandsOn Kansas State service or other civic engagement activities during the 2018-2019 academic year. This student should demonstrate exemplary leadership in service and has addressed a need in the community. They should display dedication, responsibility, commitment and sensitivity to diversity while meeting the needs of the community.
- Outstanding K-State Student Organization — Any organization that is recognized through K-State's Center for Student Involvement or a K-State department/college and has been active with HandsOn Kansas State during the 2018-2019 academic year. This organization promotes an ethic of service on and off campus through ongoing service or an exemplary one-time project. They are committed to involving others in service and activism, have effectively mobilized a large and diverse population on campus to address an issue of importance in the community.
- Outstanding Service Champion — An individual from the Greater Manhattan area who has demonstrated outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service to meet a community need. This recipient has displayed excellence in community service, civic engagement, corporate responsibility, and/or social change. Successful candidates will also have engaged in creative utilization of people, resources and opportunities while exercising leadership and advocating for positive change in their community. They are able to demonstrate their impact through measurable outcomes.
- Outstanding Community Service Partner — A group from the Greater Manhattan area that has partnered with HandsOn Kansas State in order to meet a community need. This group promotes an ethic of service in the community through ongoing efforts or through an exemplary one-time project. The group is committed to involving others in service and activism, and has effectively mobilized a large and diverse population to address an issue of importance in the community.