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2020 Riley Award

2020 John E. Riley Award

Nominations have now closed. Please check back for details regarding the 2021 Riley award. 

It is with great pleasure that Student Development announces the seeking of nominations for the 35th annual John E. Riley Award, presented by the Division of Student Development. This award is named in honor of Jack's commitment to Student Development and to the University during his thirty plus years at UD. During his tenure, Jack was Director at the Counseling Center, acting Vice President of Student Development and later, an Associate Dean of Students in Student Development. The award provides recognition to a junior student who has exercised sustained leadership through involvement with student initiatives, exemplifying the educational, Marianist Charism and service values of the University. The recipient of the Riley Award will also receive a financial award in the amount of one thousand, five hundred dollars ($1,500) ($750 per term for their senior year).
The John E. Riley Award is important in the recognition of student leadership, scholarship and service. Your participation in nominating students for this award is vital. Please take a few minutes to nominate that student or students who capture the essence of this award.
In order to nominate a student, please review the Guidelines and complete the Nominations portion of the form. The nomination form can be found by using this link: Once you have completed the Nominations portion, an email will be sent to the student letting them know they have been nominated and allowing them to view your nomination. The Student will then have to complete the Student Information Section by Friday, February 7th, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation.

The guidelines to be used when making nominations are as follows:
· Students may be nominated by UD faculty, staff, or students.
The nominee must be in the junior year and available for an on-campus interview this term.
· A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and being in good non-academic status with the University are necessary.
· The nominee must have a record of leadership/service in student/campus organizations or programs, and this leadership/service should be demonstrated on some sustained level.  Quality is as important as quantity.
· The nature of the nominee's accomplishments must reflect the Marianist Charism of commitment to community, and have contributed to the elevation of the quality of student life at UD. 

The John E. Riley Award Selection Committee,
Cari Wallace, Mary Niebler, Sam Ortiz, Tom Pieper, S.M. Lennie Presock Charles Rooney and April Graham.


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