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Adams Leadership Awards

The Adams Leadership Awards

The Adams Leadership Awards are an annual, campus-wide tradition to celebrate the achievements of student leaders and organizations at Drake University. Each spring we honor students and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the campus community through their outstanding commitment to leadership.

Please encourage your student to nominate any fellow Drake students or student organizations who have exhibited strong leadership and excellence throughout the 2020–2021 academic year. Nominations can be submitted by any Drake student, faculty, or staff member. Award categories include: 

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Student Organization
  • Outstanding Equity and Inclusion Program
  • Oreon E. Scott Outstanding Senior of the Year
  • …and many more!

Drake students can view a full list of awards and the nomination form here. The nomination deadline is Sunday, April 18th at 11:59 p.m.

In place of this year’s Adams Leadership Convocation ceremony, the nominees and recipients of each leadership award will be announced online via the Adams Leadership Institute Facebook page the week of May 3rd. If students have any questions, encourage them to contact Kristin Economos, director of student leadership programs, at

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