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Nominations for 2016-2017 will open November 1st. Click here to nominate!

Nomination - Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be nominated/who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate students. All Grand Valley students, undergraduate or graduate, are eligible as long as they are enrolled in the Fall and Winter semesters of the school year they are nominated. (Example: A student must be enrolled in Fall '16 and Winter '17 classes to be nominated in Fall '16 and recognized at the Leadership Reception in January 2017).

Can faculty or staff members be nominated?
The I am Grand Valley leadership recognition campaign is for students only. Faculty and staff can be recognized through other award processes on campus such as the Provost's faculty awards and the AP Awards.

Is there a limit to how many students you can nominate?
There is a 10 person limit to the number of students an individual can nominate. Nominators are encouraged to compose a meaningful description for each nomination. Nominators must fill out a new form for each student they are nominating. Note that nominated students must respond to the automated email sent out in early December to RSVP for the reception. Only the first 1,000 students to RSVP to the reception will be accepted.

How are nominated students recognized?
Students are recognized throughout the semester on "I am Grand Valley" days, and will be recognized with an "I am Grand Valley" t-shirt and personalized certificate at the I am Grand Valley Leadership Reception. Note that nominated students will receive an email to notify them of their nomination and then in December will be asked to fill out a form to accept their nomination in order to be officially listed as a recipient.