Nominees should serve as motivating examples to fellow students as to what can be accomplished through strong leadership and service to others.
Nominees shall, by actions, efforts, and energies both inside and outside the classroom, motivate their fellow students to a greater level of commitment to the University; elevate the reputation of the University in the community’s eye; and promote the general spirit of faculty, staff, and/or students.
This award is in tribute to Dr. George N. Rainsford, the University’s eighth president, who was a mentor and inspiration to many students.
The award is named for Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, 10th president of the University of Lynchburg.
Nominees should display a determination, passion, and willingness to solve environmental problems that inspires others to action.
Nominees may demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing service projects that address a community need that otherwise may not have been met; leadership in empowering others to become leaders through service; a commitment to improving themselves and others through service; initiative, motivation, and persistence in achieving service project goals; and a continuous concern and caring for others as demonstrated by service activities.
Nominees must be below the level of “director” and may not have received the award during the previous year. Undergraduate students are not eligible for this award.
Nominees must promote peace and friendship with the Central Virginia community by helping local communities with perceived basic needs and by promoting mutual understanding between students and within local communities. Particular emphasis shall be placed on individuals who have demonstrated personal initiative in their work in the community and have exercised leadership in specific projects.
Consistent with the intentions of the donor, no religious proselytizing should be associated with the work of the award recipient.
The recipient is selected under the supervision of the Center for Community Engagement and its director, Cindy Ferguson, so any questions should be directed to that office.