Top Seniors Recognized
Willamette University's top seniors were recognized April 13 at the annual Campus Life Honors and Awards Banquet held in Cat Cavern. The students, nominated by staff, faculty and their fellow students, were selected for the various awards by the Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU) Honors and Awards Committee.
"These were tough decisions," says ASWU Vice President for Administration and ASWU President Elect, Tyler L. Reich, who helped review the students' resumes and make the award selections. "We only have a limited number of awards and all the nominated seniors were very well qualified."
Award presenters included CLA Dean Carol Long, Associate CLA Dean David Douglas and Assistant to the Dean of Campus Life David Rigsby. The awards included:
Senior Keys - Presented to the top ten outstanding members of the senior class who have contributed meritorious "Service to the Associated Students." A committee of undergraduates selects these seniors based on their time and effort spent in the name of Willamette University, their diversity of activity and their impact on other students.
Senior Certificate - Presented to the 20 outstanding members of the senior class who have contributed meritorious "Service to the Associated Students." A committee of undergraduates selects these seniors based on their time and effort spent in the name of Willamette University, their diversity of activity and their impact on other students.
Daniel H. Schulze Award - This award was created in 1965 in honor and recognition of Daniel Schulze, Professor of History and German and Dean of Men. The Schulze Award is given to a member of the senior class who has put out the extra effort this year and in previous years for the class to function properly and is considered "The Best Friend of the Class as a Whole."
Frank Meyer Student Life Award - This award was renamed in 1994 to honor the 27 years of service provided by former Vice President for Student Affairs, Frank Meyer. It is presented to a student for outstanding leadership and contribution to student life.
Jessie E. West Award - Named in honor of Jessie E. West '14, Willamette's first female student body president, this award is presented to two students for "outstanding leadership and contribution to the student body."
Colonel Percy Willis Prize - In memory of Colonel Percy Willis (1885), a trust was established by Mrs. Willis, which provides a prize to the student "who, throughout the school year, has done the most good to fellow students and the University by deeds of kindness and general helpfulness, coupled with steadfast devotion to high ideals and upright character."
Albert Prize - Created by a bequest of Mr. Joseph H. Albert, this prize is awarded to the student who, having maintained good standing in scholarship during the year, has made the greatest progress toward the ideal in character, service and wholesome influence.