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The Top Ten Seniors

2017 Award Winners
 

Academics: Angela Rocchi and Devin Marcy

Athletics: Susie White and River Cracraft

Campus Involvement: Victoria-Pearl Young and Connor Wolcott

Community Service: Gloria Barker and Kevin Schilling

Visual and Performing Arts: Andrew Turner and Fadumo Ali



Click here to view the WSU homepage feature about the 2017 Top Ten Seniors!

 



Award Description:

From the early 1900's to the 1980's, Washington State University recognized the best five men and five women seniors. These students were called "The Big Five Men" and "The Big Five Women." The Student Alumni Ambassadors and the WSU Alumni Association are continuing this tradition with the Top Ten Seniors award program. The most qualified five men and five women, each representing a specific aspect of the college experience, will be chosen. The categories are:

Academics
Athletics
Campus Involvement
Community Service
Visual and Performing Arts

Winners will demonstrate excellence in one of these categories. Please see individual award descriptions for selection criteria. A selection committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students will choose the winners in each category. Nominees must be undergraduates graduating from the Pullman campus during the 2017 calendar year. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 2.

For More Information: 

Please contact Carrie Neppel at 509-335-6904 or at carrie.neppel@wsu.edu. 



NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TOP TEN SENIOR AWARDS

Online nomination form available here

Nominees must be undergraduates at the Pullman campus, graduating during the spring semester of the calendar year. Winning students will demonstrate excellence in one of these categories. Students may be nominated in multiple categories, but will only be chosen as a winner in one category.  
 
Each nomination must include:
1. Cover sheet
    Available via the online form
2. Copy of student resume
3. Letter(s) of nomination
    A senior graduating from the Pullman campus may be nominated by a peer, faculty, staff, or community member. Multiple letters of nomination may be submitted in support of one student. The requirements for each category are as follows: 

ACADEMICS
Nominees for this category may include seniors that demonstrated superior excellence in academics through efforts in and out of the classroom at WSU.

Please describe:
  • Knowledge and skills gained, and how those will be applied in future career/life pursuits
  • Any academic awards and/or recognition from colleges and national organizations
  • Involvement in WSU registered student organizations, including leadership positions
  • Involvement in Honorary/Professional Societies
  • Research endeavors/papers published
  • Any additional information as it pertains to the nomination category

ATHLETICS
Nominees for this category may include varsity, intramural, professional, outdoor, club, or disabled athletes that demonstrated superior excellence in athletics throughout his/her time at WSU.

Please describe:
  • Athletic achievements including pertinent statistics
  • Athletic awards and recognitions received at WSU
  • Leadership position(s) on athletic team(s) and within registered student organizations
  • Outreach to community through participation in athletics
  • Student's future career goals
  • Any additional information as it pertains to the nomination category

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
Nominees for this category may include seniors who have demonstrated superior excellence in campus involvement throughout their time at WSU. Nominees may have been involved in (but not limited to): ASWSU, registered student organizations, university committees, hall governments, fraternities, sororities, etc.

Please describe:
  • All activities, including length of participation
  • Leadership positions held through campus involvement
  • Awards and recognition related to student's involvement and leadership
  • Student's impact on WSU Pullman campus
  • Student's future career goals
  • Any additional information as it pertains to the nomination category

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Nominees for this category may include seniors who have demonstrated superior excellence in their off-campus community service pursuits. Nominees may have been involved with outreach to children, senior citizens, the impoverished, women's safety, the environment, etc.

Please describe:
  • Participation details for all off-campus community service projects
  • Leadership roles related to their community service involvement
  • Awards and recognition for their off-campus community involvement
  • Number of hours served and the impact on the target audience(s)
  • Student's future career goals
  • Any additional information as it pertains to the nomination category

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Nominees for this category may include seniors who have demonstrated superior excellence in their art throughout their time at WSU. Nominees may be painters, sculptors, graphic artists, singers, musicians, composers, actors/actresses, and/or directors. Please describe:
  • Scope of works created or performed
  • Awards and recognition from college(s) and national organizations
  • Involvement and membership in professional societies
  • Student's future career goals
  • Any additional information as it pertains to the nomination category


NOTE: Students may be nominated in more than one category, but can only be chosen as a winner in one category.  

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