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Lillian & Florence Snyder Outstanding Social Work Senior
The Lillian and Florence Snyder Outstanding Social Work Senior Award will be presented each spring of the current academic year to the social work student who, beyond academic performance, promotes the field of social work through a variety of service and volunteer activities that benefit the Social Work Department, the College, the University, and the community. The student selected for this award will receive a fifty-dollar ($50.00) honorarium and will have her/his name added to the plaquethat honors the Lillian & Florence Snyder Award recipients.
The award will be presented by the Social Work Department based on the following criteria:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- A minimum of 90 semester hours completed.
- Previous award winners are not eligible.
- Placement in the top three nominations received from majors with a minimum of 90 semester hours.
- Results of personal interviews conducted by three faculty members.
During the spring semester all social work majors who have completed 90 or more semester hours will be notified that they may nominate up to three of their colleagues for this award, based on their promotion of the field of Social Work through a variety of service and volunteer activities that benefit the Social Work Department, the College, the University, and the community. They may nominate a first, second, and third choice. A first choice nomination will receive three points, a second choice nomination will receive two points, and a third choice nomination will receive one point. The three top overall nominees will be notified and invited to a personal interview by a panel of three Social Work faculty members. The panel will make its recommendation to the faculty, and the faculty will make the final selection and present the honoree with an award check and certificate.