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Eaton Student Leadership Award Guidelines

For recognition at the annual GFCB awards banquet

Undergraduate students are invited to nominate candidates or apply for the Eaton Student Leadership Award. Faculty, staff, alumni, and business executives are encouraged to nominate students who demonstrate and exemplify leadership through student organizations, community service, government agencies or for civic involvement and economic development improvement. Selection of an awardee(s) will follow the process outlined below:

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Senior Student Status (100 hours or a graduate from December or upcoming May session).
  • Significant leadership role in student organizations within the Gordon Ford College of Business and/or Western Kentucky University
  • Demonstrated record of leadership accomplishments with potential for continuing contributions to employers, co‐workers, the community or other agencies.
  • An academic major in the Gordon Ford College of Business.

Nomination or Application

A one‐page letter of nomination or letter of application summarizing accomplishments of the nominee or applicant is required. A short resume or vita for the nominee or applicant is requested. Material should be submitted to the Office of the Dean, Gordon Ford College of Business, 445 Grise Hall, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY 42101‐3576. The deadline to receive nomination or application letter is March 15.

Award Decision

A committee will review nominations/applications and make recommendations for individuals to be recognized and honored. The committee will be comprised of the Ford College Coordinator of Student Services, two faculty members, one staff member and the Associate Dean. The Associate Dean will convene the group and to make recommendations to the Dean of the Gordon Ford College.

Award & Recognition

The Eaton Student Leadership Award will include public recognition of the awardee(s) at the College of Business Awards Dinner and an inscription on a permanent plaque located in Grise Hall. The recipient will also receive a cash honorarium and an engraved memento or scroll in honor of the award. The award will be announced during the spring semester each year.

If there are questions about the nomination or selection process, please call Wendi Kelley at 270‐745‐2279 in the Office of the Dean, Gordon Ford College of Business, or e‐mail wendi.kelley@wku.edu.


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 Last Modified 1/10/18