What does it mean to be a citizen leader?

A citizen leader embodies the values required to advance communities: a commitment to learning, critical thinking, selflessness in service to others, and personal integrity. 

 

What does Citizen Leadership look like?

Citizen leadership is taking action within communities to create positive social change for the common good.


 

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Nominations for Citizen Leader Awards

Do you know a student, student employee and/or faculty/staff member who embodies the qualities of a citizen leader?

If so, nominate that individual for a Citizen Leader Award using the online nomination form! Not sure who to nominate? Check out the awards descriptions below.

Have you been nominated for a Citizen Leader Award?

Make sure that you receive an information sheet! In your email, there should be a link to the information sheet that you need to fill out.

If you can not open this link then please contact Susan Sullivan or Angela Seay at (434) 395-2103.


Individual Student Awards

Emerging Leader Award

The candidate for this award appreciates the value of Longwood’s commitment to citizen leadership and exemplifies leadership by providing distinguished service and engaging in the Longwood community within their first or second year at Longwood. This student shows initiative, commitment to growth, and also demonstrates the potential for continued involvement and leadership throughout their remaining time at Longwood.

Award Qualifications: Candidates must be in their first or second year at Longwood University. All candidates must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.


Honor and Integrity Award

The candidate for this award is a student who exemplifies honorable behavior and embodies the virtues of honesty, integrity, duty, good character, and rectitude in his/her daily life. Further, this person upholds the values of Longwood University and its honor code and serves as a model for others to follow.

Award Qualifications: Candidates must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.


Distinguished Leadership/Community Contributions Award

The candidate for this award is a senior who, throughout their collegiate career, has been a model citizen leader and served as a positive role model for his/her peers. This person will have also displayed outstanding involvement and leadership in campus life and have contributed significantly to the general advancement of the interests of student affairs and Longwood University throughout his/her tenure at Longwood University.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.  All candidates must be students with one semester or less left at Longwood.


Rotunda Award For Community Building

The candidate for this award has brought together varying segments of the campus community through his/her strong commitment to relationship building and a desire to engage the campus community through meaningful programming.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the University.


Joan of Arc Visionary Leadership Award

The candidate for this award exhibits outstanding leadership and commitment to the Longwood community. This student strives to support the development of a future community of citizen leaders working for the common good of society through their organizational involvements and campus-wide initiatives. This student is innovative, sets clear goals for their organization, and motivates those around them to achieve those goals.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7cumulative grade point average, held a leadership position in a student organization this past year and be in good standing with the University.


Citizen Leader Award

The candidate for this award exemplifies true citizen leadership by demonstrating virtues such as honor, embracing diversity, empathy, generosity, teamwork, social responsibility, and dedication to the common good through his/her dedication to the campus community and/or contributions to the local area.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7cumulative grade point average, be a current sophomore, junior or senior, and be in good standing with the University.


The Ellen Master Award for Significant Service

A student whose behavior embraces civic responsibility and consistent, meaningful service to the community on a local, regional, national, or global level. These individuals have given of their time, talent, and efforts to contribute to the common good.

Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7grade point average, be in good standing with the University and the service is outside any required service.


Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The candidate for this award is a current Longwood graduate student, or graduate student holding an assistantship at Longwood University, who exemplifies the virtues of commitment, dedication, service, civic responsibility, and scholarship through outstanding contributions in the areas of service to campus and community, leadership, involvement in campus life beyond the scope of typical assistantships, and job responsibilities, and a commitment to diversity.


NH "Cookie" Scott Trailblazer Award

The NH "Cookie" Scott Trailblazer Award is given to a student who strives for academic excellence and social justice by encouraging their peers to explore and reflect upon their multiple identities, promoting awareness of greater social inequalities, and addressing social inequities on campus. Award Qualifications: All candidates must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average, be a current sophomore, junior or senior, and be in good standing with the University.


Social Justice Program of the Year Award

The Social Justice Program of the Year Award goes to a program that educated the broader campus community on social justice issues, challenged oppressive ideology, or increased awareness of privilege and celebrated diversity of thought, experiences, and culture. Award Qualifications: Given to a recognized Longwood student organization during the 2016-2017 academic year and is in good standing.


Faculty/Staff Awards

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor

A faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond their expectations of an advisor. The award recipient is an integral part of the organization, serves as an enthusiastic supporter and shows dedication and commitment to the mission of the organization.

Award Qualifications:  Candidates must be a registered faculty/staff advisor for a student organization for the 2016-2017 academic year and being an advisor is not part of their job responsibilities.


Faculty Staff Citizen Leader Award

The candidate for this award is a faculty or staff member who exemplifies what it means to be a citizen leader by employing both his/her character, commitment to his/her values and sense of civic responsibility/duty to make a significant contribution on behalf of the community for the common good. (Longwood and surrounding community)


Advocate of the Year Award

The Advocate of the Year Award is given to a faculty or staff member who is actively involved with incorporating multicultural elements into their academic curriculum or into the scope of their work at the university. The faculty or staff member is also a high contributor to the advancement and production of a healthy, inclusive environment at Longwood University.

Award Qualifications: Current Longwood Faculty or Staff member.


Student Employment Awards

Student Employee / Supervisor Award Descriptions

Student employment is an experience that involves a commitment and an involvement with the Longwood community that is valued by faculty, staff and students. Student employees are a vital resource and provide much of the creativity, energy and enthusiasm that make our departments successful. The student employment program helps in the development of citizen leaders and prepares students to make positive contributions to the campus, local community and the common good of society.


Student Employee of the Year

The Student Employee of the Year is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in recognition of exceptional contributions to the department in which they work. The student has demonstrated initiative, strong work ethic and dedication to their job.
Candidate must be a student working in the Student Employee Program at Longwood University during the 2016-2017 academic year; be in good standing with the University and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.


Supervisor of the Year

A factor which influences the success of student employment is the quality supervision of student employees. The Supervisor of the Year is awarded to an outstanding faculty/staff member, who supervises one or more student employees, in appreciation for outstanding supervision and support through personal and professional development.

The candidate for this position serves as a supervisor to students working in the Student Employee Program during the 2015-2016 academic year. Student employees nominate candidate