Noah Hookstra Memorial Award

In Memory of Noah Hookstra

The Noah Hookstra Memorial Award is a tribute to the enduring legacy of our beloved Student Advisory Board Member, Noah Hookstra, who passed away in February 2023. This award seeks to recognize and celebrate a student who, like Noah, demonstrates exceptional dedication to community service and fearlessly stands up for their convictions.

Award Criteria:

  • Community Impact and Engagement: Nominees should have a proven track record of making a positive impact within their community through selfless acts of service. Examples could include volunteering at the Dole Institute or in the broader community, actively engaging in important discussions, etc.
  • Advocacy: We are looking for students who embody Noah’s courage and commitment to standing up for what they believe in. Nominees should be advocates for positive change, inspiring others through their actions and words.
  • Compassion: Noah’s compassionate heart left a lasting impression on those around him. The recipient should demonstrate a genuine and empathetic approach in their interactions with others.

Nomination Process:

  • Use this form to nominate someone
  • Nominations are open to all individuals who are part of the Dole SAB community.
  • Please provide a brief description of the nominee’s contributions to community service and advocacy.
  • Highlight specific examples of how the nominee has positively impacted others and stood up for their beliefs.
  • Submit nominations by April 1, 2024.

The Noah Hookstra Memorial Award aims to honor Noah’s memory by recognizing a student who, in their own unique way, carries forward his legacy of kindness, resilience, and dedication to making the world a better place. The winner will be notified via email and honored a special Dole Institute Dinner. We encourage everyone to participate in this opportunity to celebrate the outstanding individuals within our community.

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