Hemenway Public Service Award

Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Hemenway Public Service Award Recipient, Jon Sabillon.

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.

Applications for this award are being accepted through April 27, 2023. Click on the links below to access the application and flyer for more information.

Hemenway Public Service Award Application 2023

Hemenway Public Service Award Flyer 2023

Hemenway Recipients and Honorable Mentions

2023

Heidi Mattson, Hemenway Recipient

Raina Peter, Honorable Mention

DaNae Estabine, Honorable Mention

2022
Angela Davis, Hemenway Recipient

2022 Robert Hemenway Civic Engagement Leadership Team: Ethan Christ, Tyler Liggett and Sadie Williams

2021
Michael Scott, Hemenway Recipient

Ahmad Baset Azizi, Honorable Mention

2020
Jessica Geiger, Hemenway Recipient

2019
Eric Kros, Hemenway Recipient

Alex Murray, Honorable Mention

Haley Pederson, Honorable Mention

2018
Adam Hupp, Hemenway Recipient

2017
Justin C. Kim, Hemenway Recipient

Susanna Lea Geiger,  Honorable Mention

Tomas W. Green, Honorable Mention

Ashley Reece, Honorable Mention

2016
Cody Christensen, Hemenway Recipient

Abigail Schletzbaum, Honorable Mention

Kevin Tenny, Honorable Mention

2015
Caleb Bobo, Hemenway Recipient

Christina Ostmeyer, Honorable Mention

Monica Saha, Honorable Mention

2014
Amanda Gress, Hemenway Recipient

Emma Halling, Honorable Mention

Allison Hammond, Honorable Mention

Joey Hentzler, Honorable Mention

Leigh Loving, Honorable Mention

2013
Allison Kohn, Hemenway Recipient

Caitlin Doornbos, Honorable Mention

Thomas Plummer, Honorable Mention

Hannah Sitz, Honorable Mention

2012
Kaitlyn Perry, Hemenway Recipient

Karen Lewis, Honorable Mention

Bailey Reimer, Honorable Mention

2011
Stephanie Jian, Hemenway Recipient

Margarita Caulfield, Honorable Mention

Jonathan Samp, Honorable Mention

Sarah Shier, Honorable Mention

2010
Jon Sabillion, Hemenway Recipient

Briana Arensberg, Honorable Mention

Mauntell Ford,  Honorable Mention

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