The award honors student leaders and those who have helped them. The criteria include a letter of recommendation, record of activities, and three essay questions.
Lisenbee said the award was a “great honor,” but—in true leader fashion—quickly turned the focus to how her prize could help other students:
“This proves to online students that you can do more than just sit behind a computer and take a class,” she said. “You can put yourself out there and make connections with peers, mentors, and faculty at WSU.”More... The award is given annually to 30-40 individual students, as well as groups, community organizations, and faculty. Recipients will be honored at 5 p.m. April 18 in the Compton Union Senior Ballroom. The program will include the inauguration of the 2013-14 ASWSU and GPSA officers, a Gallery of Leadership, and a talk by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and WSU President Elson S. Floyd.
Lisenbee will come from Sumner, Wash., to attend the event—not so much for herself, but so she can lead by example.
“I want people to see that anything is possible as an online student,” she said, “and by attending I am showing others just that.”