Lasallian Speaker

Nomination Information

Nominations Are Due: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nomination Criteria and Guidelines

Each nominee will be evaluated on the following criteria. Nominees should:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student (traditional or accelerated)
  • Possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Be committed to writing and presenting a speech (with appropriate assistance) that will address all those present at the ceremony, including graduates, their families, guests, faculty, and staff.
  • Be involved in activities (either on campus or in the community) which contribute to the Lasallian character of Lewis University
  • Reflect Lasallian principles in his or her personal life, especially recognizing and understanding the values of diversity, social justice, and service to the poor.
  • Be in good judicial and academic standing

Selection Process

Nominated students who fulfill the above criteria will be invited to complete an application form and respond to several brief essay questions. After consideration by the Mission Recognition and Awards Committee of the Mission & Heritage Council, nominees may be asked to participate in an interview.

Note: Only one nomination per student is required for a student to be considered a candidate.

Eligible Students

The names of students who have applied for graduation and who have achieved the required GPA are posted on Blackboard in the “Mission and Heritage Resources” shell. Once in the shell, click on “Projects” among the menu choices and then open the folder called “Lasallian Speaker.”

Self-Nominations

Students who meet the above criteria are invited to nominate themselves for this honor. A signed letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member must be submitted by the deadline date.

Nomination Instructions

To nominate a student for this honor, please e-mail the name of the student who, to the best of your knowledge, fits the above criteria, to Dr. Kurt Schackmuth, Vice President for Mission & Academic Services. Please send your e-mail to schackku@lewisu.edu by Thursday, March 20, 2014.