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Venderbush Award nominations due February 8

Posted on January 30, 2013

Nominations for the Kenneth R. Venderbush Student Leadership Award are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8, to the Dean of Students Office.

Faculty and staff members can nominate students who they feel have made a significant leadership contribution to the campus community by representing students, participating on a committee or serving as a leader in a student organization. Candidates must also be a senior and enrolled in fall or winter semesters of this year.

The Venderbush Award will be presented to a senior at the annual Grand Valley Student Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 8. A variety of awards will be presented to students for academic achievement and student leadership.

The award is named after Kenneth R. Venderbush, who came to Grand Valley in 1969 and served as associate professor, dean of William James College and vice president of Student Affairs during his time at the university. He was a strong advocate of student leadership participation as a learning tool.

Visit to find the criteria and nomination form.

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