Leadership Excellence Awards March 14, 2021

The Leadership Excellence Awards is an annual banquet that recognizes the many individual and group accomplishments that have come to fruition within the past year. The Leadership Excellence Awards also offers moments of gratitude and affirmation as we know that the Washington and Lee co-curricular experience would not be as vibrant without the hard work of dedicated student leaders.

Nominations for the 2021 Leadership Excellence Awards are officially open!

To nominate a leader, simply visit Leadership Excellence Awards: Individual Awards or Leadership Excellence Awards: Group Awards to fill out the respective nomination form(s). Nominations are due by midnight on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

Please encourage your peers and/or advisors to submit information for review by the selection committees (as outlined for each award).

Main point of contact for the event is Leah Beard, Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Student Engagement. 

Individual Awards

Recognizes students whose leadership has made an impact during the past academic year. Awards include the John W. Elrod Unsung General Award, The Christopher Noland Student Activities Leadership Award, The Frank J. Gilliam Award, The Anece F. McCloud Excellence in Diversity Award, Nabors Service League's McLoughlin Award for Volunteerism, Distinguished Summer Work, Best Student Composition of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Outstanding Peer Counselor, Outstanding Residential Adviser, Greek Man and Woman of the Year and Best Adviser.

Group Awards

Recognizes organizations and events that have had an impact in the past academic year. Awards include Best Student Organization, Best Virtual Event, and Outstanding Philanthropic Efforts.