First Year students are highly impacted by multiple people on Longwood's campus, and these students may not always have the opportunity to share their appreciation. The Office of First Year Experience and Family Programs established the Outstanding First Year Students Advocates Award to allow first year students to give recognition to faculty, staff, students or Aramark employees who have make an positive impact on their Longwood experience thus far. We encourage first year students to share their experiences no matter how small the interaction.
Each first year student will be asked to complete a brief survey where they will nominate one person who they believe is an outstanding advocate, and briefly describe the impact they've had. In late April, all the nominees will receive a letter and certificate of appreciation and will be publically recognized in The Rotunda, and have their names displayed on a plaque that will be hung in Lancaster Hall.