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Vizuri Kabisa Award Nomination Form
In support of the University of San Francisco's mission the 17th Annual Vizuri Kabisa Unity Celebration brings members of the campus community together to honor and celebrate the achievements of African and African American students in academics, leadership, and service. This celebration affirm the accomplishments of our students who demonstrate learning both inside and outside of the classroom to make their mark in the world. Each nominee must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to be considered for each award with the exception of the academic excellence award which requires a GPA of 3.5. Please take a few minutes now to recognize our extraordinary leaders and nominate African or African American students, faculty or staff who you feel best exemplifies the spirit of the following awards.
The Community Activism/ Social Justice Award
This award is presented to an outspoken African or African American graduating student who has worked diligently on campus as an activist and has worked to promote an environment of change and social progress. In honor of commitment and progress, please illustrate in a paragraph below how this graduating senior or graduate student exemplifies activism towards social justice on campus, in their work, or community.
The Servant Leadership Award
This award is presented to a graduating African or African American student who achieves academically and consistently serves as a leader and role model-one who chooses to serve first and then lead as a way of expanding service to their peers and the greater University community. This leader may not hold formal leadership positions and encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of power and empowerment. Please illustrate in a paragraph below how this graduating senior or graduate student exemplifies servant leadership.
The Academic Excellence Award
This award is presented to a graduating African or African American student who has a GPA of a 3.5 or higher. This student exemplifies strength through his or her persistence and commitment to learning. Please illustrate in a paragraph below how this graduating senior or graduating student exemplifies academic excellence and service in the Jesuit tradition.
Rising Star Award
This award is presented to a first-year African American student who demonstrated leadership and service to the USF community in the spirit of the University mission. Please illustrate in a paragraph below how this first-year student exemplifies academic promise and leadership in the Jesuit tradition.
The Sankofa Award
This award is presented to a faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to the African and African American community. Sankofa is the Ghanian term for "looking back in order to move forward" Please illustrate in a paragraph below how this faculty or staff member exemplifies leadership and mentorship in the Jesuit tradition.
The Graduate Student Excellence Award
This award is presented to an outspoken African or African American student currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at USF, who demonstrates a commitment to academic achievement, leadership, and social justice in the Jesuit tradition. Please illustrate in a paragraph below this graduating graduate student exemplifies excellence in Jesuit tradition.
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