Camellia Student Leadership Awards

2020 Camellia Student Leadership Awards

Due to our unprecedented circumstances, this year the Camellia Awards ceremony will take the form of a digital recognition. Award recipients will be announced and all nominees will be honored on this special webpage.

Camellia Student Leadership Awards

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The Camellia Student Leadership Awards are named after one of the longest lasting gifts of Wellesley’s founders, Henry and Pauline Durant, to the college. An elegant example of a species of flowering tree, the Durant Camellia is a symbol of strength, grace and ongoing growth and has borne silent witness to the development of outstanding leaders throughout the college’s history. Like the development of leadership, the Camellia also requires attention, sustenance, and a nurturing environment in which to grow.

The awards honor students who have grown as leaders during their time at Wellesley. The honorees, in full appreciation of the opportunities their time at Wellesley has presented, look inward toward their own growth and development, work collectively with diverse groups of peers, and carry their passions forward with the support of others. Like the Camellia tree, these students demonstrate grace and strength.

We welcome all members of the Wellesley College community (faculty, staff and students) to nominate students who they feel exhibit the spirit of an award for consideration. Nominations may be submitted between Sunday, March 1 and Thursday, April 9, 2020. Nominations can be submitted via WEngage using the links below.  Please note that past award recipients are not eligible to receive the same award in future years. You will find a list of past recipients in the menu bar to the left.

Recipients of the 2020 Camellia Student Leadership Awards will be honored in a special way in this special time. Due to our unprecedented circumstances, this year the Camellia Awards ceremony will take the form of a digital recognition. Award recipients will be announced and all nominees will be honored via a special webpage that will launch live at 5 pm on May 6.

Individual Awards

Resilience in Leadership Award

Recognizes a student who has led others in pursuit of a common goal while modeling resilience. This student has demonstrated resilient leadership through a constructive response to challenge or changehttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/resilience-in-leadership-award-nomination

Balanced Leadership Award

Recognizes a student who has demonstrated leadership in the classroom and through intentional co-curricular engagement while at the same time demonstrating a commitment to personal well-beinghttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/balanced-leadership-award

Emerging Leadership Award

Recognizes a first year student who has demonstrated leadership potential through ongoing cultivation of leadership skills and active engagement in campus lifehttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/emerging-leader-award-nomination

Community Cultivation Leadership Award

Recognizes a student who has demonstrated leadership by building community on campus based on a foundation of trust and empathy. https://wellesley.presence.io/form/community-cultivation-leadership-award-nomination

Team Leadership Award

Recognizes a student regardless of a formal leadership position who has demonstrated leadership by positively contributing to group dynamics and motivating peers to move toward a shared goal, often without recognitionhttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/team-leadership-award-nomination

 

Individual or Group Awards

Sed Ministrare Student Leadership Award

Recognizes a student or group of students who has demonstrated leadership by giving of themselves to make Wellesley a better place and inspires their peers to do the same. https://wellesley.presence.io/form/sed-ministrare-student-leadership-award-nomination

Community Partnership Leadership Award

Recognizes a student or group of students who has demonstrated thoughtful engagement with a community partner outside of Wellesley College to collectively address an expressed need. This student or group of students has demonstrated leadership by centering community needs and voiceshttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/community-partnership-leadership-award-nomination

Creative Leadership Award

Recognizes a student or group of students who has demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving, proposing a new solution to an existing challenge, or taking an unconventional approach to an existing issue. https://wellesley.presence.io/form/creative-leadership-award-nomination

Inclusive Leadership Award

Recognizes a student or group of students who has demonstrated leadership through action that expands involvement and inclusion of peers across differencehttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/inclusive-leadership-award-nomination

 

Group Award

Collaborative Excellence Leadership Award

Recognizes a group (or groups) of students who have demonstrated leadership by taking collective initiative toward a new goal or initiative that could not have been accomplished independentlyhttps://wellesley.presence.io/form/collaborative-excellence-leadership-award-nomination