Nominations sought for Gregory Marzolf Jr., Commuter Ally awards

Nominations sought for Gregory Marzolf Jr., Commuter Ally awards

The Commuter Center and Off Campus Services seek nominations for the Gregory Marzolf Jr. award and the Commuter Ally award.

The Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award is given annually to a University of St. Thomas commuter student who, through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extraordinary manner. Through the exercising of these talents and abilities, the commuter student has overcome significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and community pursuits. Note: A commuter student is defined as a student who does not live in university housing.

This award is in honor of Gregory Marzolf Jr., who was a student at the University of St. Thomas from fall 1998 to fall 1999. He had Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that causes progressive muscle weakness until the muscles are gradually lost. He made many significant contributions to the St. Thomas community as an orientation leader and mentor in the Commuter Center. Though he died in April 2000 his legacy of service to our community still lives on.

The Commuter Ally award is an opportunity to recognize a person, department, office or student organization for helping a commuter student succeed at UST. This is a good way to recognize someone and thank them for making this campus as welcoming and inclusive as possible for all students.

To nominate someone, pick up a nomination form from the Commuter Center in Lower Level MHC, fill it out, and turn it in along with a letter addressing the candidate’s contributions. Nominations are due to the Dean of Students Office (MHC 101) or the Commuter Center no later than Thursday, March 27.

The recipients of these awards will be recognized at the Spirit of St. Thomas Ceremony on Thursday, April 17, in MHC 304.