2018-19 Outstanding First-Year Student Awards
Eastern Kentucky University seeks to provide "students those intellectual and cultural pursuits which will develop in them habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity." Each year, students enrolled in GSD 101 "Foundations of Learning" and College-Specific Student Success Seminars are nominated for Outstanding First-Year Student Awards.
Award recipients demonstrate exceptional classroom performance, leadership among their peers, and a willingness to challenge themselves intellectually. Winners of this award are honored at a ceremony in front of families, instructors, and college leaders.
The 2022-23 Outstanding First-Year Student Awards were held on April 26, 2023 in the Perkins Conference Center at Eastern Kentucky University.
EKU Dean of Students, Dr. Lara Vance, was the keynote speaker.
Student, Sheridan Nash, receiving an Outstanding First-Year Student award from Starr Wentzel, Director of First-Year Courses.
Alpha Lambda Delta President, Kelsey Daniel, receiving the ALD Leadership Award from Dr. Travis Martin, Assistant Director of First-Year Courses.
Caroline Kinsman, one of the Outstanding First-Year Leader Award recipients, receiving her award from Starr Wentzel, Director of First-Year Courses.
First-Year Leaders Allana Bailey, Camyle Thompson, Joey Aguirre, Ashley Friend, and Kyra Mills on hand to help with the festivities.
Travis Martin, Ashton Chaffins, Lara Vance, and Haley Kauffman waiting for the festivities to begin.
Have some cake, Outstanding Students! You earned it.