Waynesburg University has issued a call for nominations for the 2023 Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Endowed Award.
Nominations can be submitted by any person inside or outside of the University community and must include a narrative paragraph which provides examples of the student nominee’s demonstration of servant leadership. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, March 15.
Each year at the University’s Commencement Ceremony, one graduating senior is presented with the Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Endowed Award, which was established by the Waynesburg University Board of Trustees in 2020 in recognition of the Lees’ example of servant leadership throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Recipients of this award possess outstanding leadership qualities that align with the University’s mission in areas of faith, learning and serving. A monetary award of at least $1,000 is presented to each recipient.
For more information on award criteria or to submit a nomination, visit www.waynesburg.edu/leeaward.
Last year, Alyson Johnson, a 2022 graduate from Raceland, Kentucky, was awarded the Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Endowed Award. Nominations for Johnson emphasized her compassion for others, humility, positive energy and leadership through Christ in all areas of her life.
During her four years at Waynesburg, Johnson served as a Bonner Scholar, completing more than 1,700 hours of service at various sites, including Empty Bowls, Rainbow’s End, Project Linus and Open Door, to name a few. She also volunteered in the University’s Athletic Training Clinic.
Johnson played on Waynesburg’s women’s volleyball team and served as captain during the 2021-22 season. She received various accolades during her time as a player, which included breaking the Waynesburg University, Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) records for most digs in a single four-set match. In 2021, she was also awarded the NCAA DIII statistical champion in digs per set for the season, the NCAA’s highest honors.
Douglas G. and Kathryn D. Lee Servant Leadership Endowed Award
Learn more about this award and how to submit a nomination.