The 2012 Alma Mater and Alma Lux awards will be announced at the Honor Convocation on April 13. Students will vote on the final candidates during Senior Election on April 3rd.
The Alma Mater and Alma Lux awards are the highest honors bestowed upon a female and male student at Wittenberg. Students, faculty or staff members may nominate a junior woman and man for the awards. A special screening committee selects five nominees as the final candidates for each award and a campus election determines to whom the awards will be given. The Alma Mater and Alma Lux recipients must have depth of character and show consistent scholarship, leadership, service and concern for the community.
The Alma Mater award was established in 1929 and the Alma Lux award in 2003.
The following are the candidates for the Alma Mater award: Hillary Hassink, Lauren Houser, Amy Stamon, Elyse Cook, and Michelle Gregory.
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. Thank you to everyone who nominated me for this prestigious award. I am truly honored and will miss all of you next year with all of my heart, “ said nominee Hillary Hassink.
Gregory agreed. “The award is such an honor. For faculty, staff and especially my peers to think so highly of me is truly special for me and I’m so grateful. All the nominees are incredible people, who, without a doubt, will always represent Wittenberg in the best possible way.”
The following are the candidates for the Alma Lux award : Ian Chadd, Phillip Downing, Eric Werner, Hannes Toewe, and Trevor Grandy.
“It is a great honor to be nominated for this award by the Wittenberg Community. Each of the other candidates are great people and do great things for this campus. So regardless of the winner, Wittenberg will be well represented,” said nominee Phillip Downing.
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