The Robert Hendersen Leadership Award
Named after the Psychology Department’s longest-serving and most transformative Chair, the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award recognizes students who demonstrate effective leadership and commitment to others in their campus, community, or work environments, and whose engagement in these activities has drawn upon or enriched their knowledge of psychology.
Each academic year, a single student will receive this award following careful consideration of all candidates. The winner will be announced near the end of the fall semester, and the Psychology Department will formally recognize the winner at an event during the winter semester.
In order to be eligible for the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award, candidates must (a) have declared a major in psychology or behavioral neuroscience, (b) be of junior or senior standing, (c) have a GPA of 3.5 or above, and (d) be currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
If you know a student who you think would be a good candidate for this award and you would like to nominate them, click or tap the following link for instructions and additional information. Please note that nominations must be received by midnight on Monday, October 12, 2020.
If you are a student who meets the above eligibility criteria and you would like to apply for this award, click or tap the following link for instructions and additional information. Please note that completed applications are due by midnight on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Recipients of the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award
Lucretia Dunlap in 2019-2020
The Psychology Department is pleased to recognize Lucretia Dunlap as the inaugural recipient of the Robert Hendersen Leadership Award. As a student at GVSU, Lucretia has demonstrated effective leadership in a variety of roles both on and off campus, and her commitment to the field of psychology and the well-being of others has left a lasting impression on faculty, students, and community members alike. Congratulations, Lu!