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Wallace E. Boston Leadership Award

 

 

Established in 2016, this award is presented annually by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees during commencement weekend and recognizes a member of the APUS community (student, alumnus, faculty, administrator, or university partner) in recognition of outstanding leadership, for their significant impact on their community, industry, or the world around us.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student, alumnus, faculty, staff member, board member, stakeholder, or ally of the university
  • Leader has made a significant impact on their community, industry, or the world
  • Leader has inspired and motivated others to pursue noble and notable pursuits
  • Serves as a change agent for the greater good
  • Reason for nomination/impact on the University community
  • Leads in a manner that reflects the university's core values of integrity, diversity, and accountability

Nomination Process

  • Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and those familiar with the nominee’s work.

Selection Process

  • The University Awards Committee reviews submissions
  • Top candidates are submitted to the Office of the Provost for final review and approval
  • The award may, but will not necessarily, be awarded annually

Commencement Attendance

  • Award recipients will be honored during Commencement weekend, and should we have an in-person celebration, one night accommodations and individual travel expenses to attend Commencement will be paid for by the University
  • Award recipients receive a crystal trophy
  • Award recipients are not required to attend Commencement to accept the award

Past Award Recipients

  • 2016: Mr. Wallace E. Boston, Ed.D
  • 2019: Mr. James Barney
  • 2020: Mr. William Porter II

The submission deadline for 2021 nominations is now closed. Stay tuned later in the year when we begin preparing for the 2022 awards. Contact the University Awards Committee if you have questions.