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Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a graduating student who has had an impact on the University, the community, and/or a student organization by demonstrating outstanding leadership through dedication to community service, promotion of diversity, responsible citizenship, and academic excellence. Recipients are actively engaged in at least one recognized student group, organization, or campus-wide committee, and they have clearly demonstrated creativity, initiative, and a genuine interest in continuing their involvement in outstanding leadership and service to the University community after graduating. 

This year, during our Virtual Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony we will honor Montana Leaks ’17, M’20! View the program here!

Pictured below is the 2019 Emerging Leader Award recipient, from left: WCU Alumni Association President Lisa Wright Bryant '87, Rodney Kaplan, Jr. '19, and WCU President Christopher Fiorentino.

Rodney Kaplan, Jr. '19

Below are the recipients of the Emerging Leader Award.


Montana Leaks '17 M'20

Rodney Kaplan, Jr. '19

Ryan Long '18
Mary O'Leary '18

Andrew Wagner '14

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