Greg Loving, a senior in chemical engineering and economics of McPherson, Kan is one of 10 finalists for the 21st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas.
The finalists, all seniors, will be recognized during a private reception Friday, Sept. 30, at the Adams Alumni Center and will participate in the homecoming parade at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, along Jayhawk Boulevard.
Two winners, one male and one female, will be announced during halftime of the KU-Texas Tech homecoming football game Oct. 1 at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m.
The Ex.C.E.L. Award provides an annual $500 scholarship to two students. The winners will plan a leadership conference during the spring semester in conjunction with KU’s Student Involvement and Leadership Center.
Nominees were selected on the basis of leadership, effective communication skills, involvement at KU and in the Lawrence community, academic scholarship and ability to work with a variety of students and organizations. The selection committee included representatives from Student Union Activities, the Board of Class Officers, the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Homecoming Steering Committee.
The award was established and first given in 1991 to recognize one male and one female student for achievement and to add student interest to annual homecoming festivities.
Names of winners are listed on a plaque on the fifth level of the Kansas Union.
To be eligible, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Each finalist completed an application and participated in an interview. Click here for the full list of nominees.