Exemplo Capstone Award
Serve Compassionately, Engage Masterfully, Lead Boldly
The Exemplo Capstone Awards recognizes individuals or groups who exemplify the highest level of active participation that leads to transformational learning and growth at the Capstone and beyond.
These awards, entitled Exemplo, represent a latin transitioning verb that means to serve as an example. The spirit of that definition supports our hope that we both learn through our engagement, but leave our communities better than we found them. These prestigious honors demonstrate how the dedication and engagement of driven citizens (students, alumni, departments, and community partners) can positively impact their communities.
The 2023 nomination form applications close on March 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST.
This accolade goes to the student, or students, that best demonstrate the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. They are committed to engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving. They go above and beyond in helping to forward the mission and value of community service at The University of Alabama. They are doing their part in creating a better tomorrow.
The spirit of the Henry M. Lipsey Heart of Service Award is best encapsulated by the words of Robert Greenleaf. He wrote, “The servant-leader is servant first, it begins with a natural feeling that one wants to serve first, as opposed to wanting power, influence, fame or wealth.” The award has a three part criteria: Goodwill (Acts of compassion to others in the Tuscaloosa community); Justice (Conformity to the principles of equity and inclusion in all things); and Servant Leadership. Anyone can nominate a student for this award.
This accolade goes to the community partners that collaborate with the CSL that best demonstrates the mission to educate students for civic engagement and leadership as well as giving students diverse service engagement opportunities. These partners are committed to providing engagement programs that promote education and awareness of community needs and resources leads to opportunities for social problem solving.
This accolade goes to a student, or students, who embody the commitment to actively engagingly in transformational leadership and service that Daniel Nielsen had while at the Capstone. This award seeks to honor students whose collective contributions to The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and beyond are grounded in the values of the Center for Service and Leadership and demonstrates that “Meaningful Service + Engaged Leadership = Measurable Change.”
This accolade goes to a student, or students, who embody the essence of selfless service. Barbara Grimes was an Administrative Assistant in the CSL for many years. She is one of the most selfless people on earth, serving lovingly and willing behind the scenes to ensure everything was perfect for our students and programs. She never looked for praise or accolades. She served because it was her essence and it still is. Nominees will have embodied these characteristics through their altruistic desire to serve.