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Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award

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Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award

The Dole Institute of Politics established the Robert Hemenway Public Service Award in May 2009 to honor the 16th Chancellor of the University of Kansas upon his retirement. Senator Bob Dole made the announcement of the award at the 2009 Dole Lecture. The award is given annually to a junior man or woman who has demonstrated a commitment to making a difference for KU students, and furthering the idea of service on campus and within the community. The overriding criterion for this award is commitment to public service with demonstrated leadership. There is no GPA requirement. This award goes to a high-profile student leader, who is respected by peers and  is concerned with strengthening civic life at the University of Kansas.

Ready to apply? Great! We’re accepting applications now. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4 p.m.

2017 Hemenway Application (PDF)

2017 Hemenway Flyer (PDF)

Award Recipients

2016
Cody Christensen

Special Recognition: Abigail Schletzbaum and Kevin Tenny

2015
Caleb Bobo

Special Recognition: Christina Ostmeyer, Monica Saha

2014
Amanda Gress

Honorable Mentions: Leigh Loving, Joey Hentzler, Allison Hammond, Emma Halling

2013
Allison Kohn

Honorable Mentions: Caitlin Doornbos, Thomas Plummer, Hannah Sitz

2012
Kaitlyn Perry

Honorable Mentions: Karen Lewis, Bailey Reimer

2011
Stephanie Jian

Honorable Mentions: Margarita Caulfield, Jonathan Samp, Sarah Shier

2010
Jon Sabillion

Honorable Mentions: Mauntell Ford & Briana Arensberg

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