Each year, the Cameron University Alumni Association seeks to recognize outstanding junior and senior students who have excelled in their programs, their extracurricular activities and have generally epitomized the true value of becoming a Cameron Aggie.
About the Award
This award honors two current Cameron University junior or senior students. Current Cameron University faculty and staff members are invited to nominate junior or senior students who meet the selection criteria. Nominations and supporting materials are reviewed by the selection committee which then selects the recipients.
Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow recipients are honored at the Aggie Family and Friends Awards Lunch during homecoming. Award recipients receive recognition plaques and have the opportunity to give short acceptance
speeches. The Cameron University Alumni Association sponsors this program and presents it in partnership with the Cameron University Office of Student Activities.
History and selection process of the Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow Awards
During planning for the 2009 Homecoming festivities, the Cameron University Alumni Association saw the need for a formal program to recognize student excellence. Cameron University has many outstanding students, and it is important that we honor them in as many ways as possible. Recognition and appreciation of effort and dedication
can only encourage future excellence and achievement. The Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow Awards are our way of affirming current students who are our future alumni.
Cameron faculty and staff nominate students whose qualities they characterize as outstanding. A selection committee is established to review the nominations. This selection committee is established by the Office of
Alumni Relations. Participation in this selection committees will be decided by the Office of Alumni Relations and will be composed of at least two Cameron Faculty/Staff members, one alumnus or alumna, and one representative appointed by the Alumni Relations Office. This committee reviews the nominees and selects the award recipients.
After the committee names the award recipients, each winner is notified and invited to attend an awards reception. Typically, this awards reception is held during homecoming weekend.
Selection should be based on three areas: academic achievements/honors; career-related experience, and extracurricular activities. An Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow Award nominee should be a well-rounded and successful
member of our campus and community and epitomize the true value of a Cameron Aggie. Tie-breaking areas of selection can include leadership activities and strength of class load as it pertains to each student's major.
Criteria and materials reviewed by selection committee include:
- GPA: high academic achievement
- Nomination form
- Letters of Recommendation (academic, professional or personal)
- Academic achievements and honors
- CU course work (transcripts will be requested)
- Career-related experience
- Extra-curricular activities