Kevin D. Knight was a Northern Illinois University (NIU) alumnus who embodied what it means to be a student leader. He was an exemplary leader, serving NIU as a catalyst for positive change and as a role model for up-and-coming student leaders to follow. Kevin used his time at NIU well, dedicating himself to the betterment of campus life for all students. He worked hard in various leadership positions while receiving numerous awards and recognition for his work.
Kevin seemed to feel that his greatest accomplishment was to encourage his friends and peers to serve their university and the community. It is in the hearts of the students who knew him that his memory and his efforts carry on. For this purpose, the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards and Awards Ceremony honor one of NIU’s great student leaders. Let us remember this model student leader by carrying the torch of exemplary leadership and working for a better NIU.
The purpose of the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards is to recognize the leadership contributions of NIU students to the NIU and DeKalb community. The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Student Involvement & Leadership Development would like to identify students who have been intentional about their leadership development. The students who are recognized each year are purposeful about finding opportunities to clarify their values, set an example for others, envision the future, take risks, foster collaboration, and recognize the contributions made by their peers. The Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015. All award applications are due on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4pm. This year, we are very excited to announce that we are moving to online applications! The detailed instructions and link for each application are listed below.
Contact Kelli Bradley, Assistant Director for Leadership & Student Organizational Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-6505 with any questions.