Wesley Awards "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can as long as ever you can."-- John Wesley The John Wesley Leadership and Service Award for Students and The John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty and Staff are given each spring. The two undergraduate recipients will be recognized at the Honors Day program, the graduate recipient will be recognized at the end of the year Awards Program for the college/program in which they are enrolled, and the faculty and staff recipients will be recognized at the Commencement Eve ceremony. All recipients of these prestigious honors will also be presented with a $5,000 award. For more information, to see past award recipients, or to nominate the person of your choice, please see below: Selection Process Nomination FormsPast Award RecipientsAward History Selection Process During the month of February through March 14, 2017, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for the Wesley Awards. Students may nominate themselves, but they must include a supporting letter from a member of the Hamline Community with their self-nominations. A John Wesley Awards Review Committee--comprised of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and past winners--is selected by the Dean of Students. The committee reviews all of the nominations in mid-March and forwards their recommendations for three to four finalists in each category (faculty, staff, undergraduate student, graduate student) to a committee of the Board of Trustees, who make the final selection. The nominations are considered confidential until the public announcement of the recipients. Presentation of the awards takes place at the Commencement Eve Reception every year. Guidelines for Successful Nominations 1. The nomination letter for an individual may not exceed three double-spaced pages. 2. Successful nominations for undergraduate and graduate students are well written and thoughtful, citing multiple specific examples of how the nominee meets the selection criteria for the Wesley Award by serving and leading in the spirit of the words of John Wesley "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can as long as every you can." 3. Successful nominations for faculty and staff are well written and thoughtful, citing multiple specific examples of how the nominee meets the selection criteria for the Wesley Award by serving and leading in the spirit of the words of John Wesley, by demonstrating core values of high quality and vigorous academics, a commitment to making the world a better place, and a focus on ethics and civility. The nomination should also address how the nominee is contributing to the advancement of student-centeredness, diversity, innovation, integration and transformation. 4. Nomination letters must be written by a single member of the Hamline community. Nominations combining multiple nominators' support into a single letter are discouraged. 5. A student nominee's social media presence should not be inconsistent with the picture conveyed in nominations. 6. All student finalists' disciplinary and academic records will be reviewed and considered. 7. Nomination letters that list more than one nominee per nomination form will not be accepted; multiple nominees for single awards will not be considered. Nomination Forms Please return nomination forms and supporting information to the Dean of Students Office in West Hall, Room 106, or by mail to MS-C1901. Deadline date is Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.*NOTE: Past Wesley Award recipients are not eligible. 2017 Student Nomination Form2017 Faculty and Staff Nomination Form Award History The John Wesley Leadership and Service Award for Students was established by the Hamline University Board of Trustees through a generous gift of $100,000 from Trustee Gordon Walker ’51, in 1999. The expressed purpose of the award was to enable the Board of Trustees to reward those students who best demonstrate the service and leadership that lies at the heart of Hamline University. An award is presented each year to one undergraduate student and one graduate student. Inspired by Mr. Walker, in 2001 the Board of Trustees established the John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty and Staff. This award was endowed by Robb and Jackie Prince in 2002. The award honors a faculty and a staff member who consistently demonstrate the university’s core values of high quality and rigorous academics, a commitment to making the world a better place, and a focus on ethics civility and social justice. The award also recognizes individuals whose actions contribute to student centeredness, diversity, innovation, and transformation. The John Wesley Trustee Awards are presented to the recipients at the annual Commencement Eve Reception, the evening before the graduation ceremonies.