Ann Shaw Award

luis arevalo

Congratulations to Luis Arevalo, the 2021 recipient of the Ann Shaw Leadership Award. Luis is a junior Chemical Engineering major from Beaumont, Texas.

About the Shaw Award

This award recognizes a junior or senior student for fostering a spirit of teamwork, excellence in leadership, and exhibiting exemplary personal ethics and integrity while making significant contributions to the Lamar University community.

The Ann Shaw Leadership Award is presented annually at the Toast to Leadership Awards Banquet. Recipients of the Shaw Award receive a $1,000 award.

About Ann Shaw


Ann Shaw was a long-time employee of the university who served in numerous positions within the division of student affairs. Through her dedication to the growth and development of students and student leadership, she is personally responsible for the implementation of numerous student life programs and events, many of which have become Lamar traditions and institutions. The award was established by Jacque Placette Chapman and perpetuated after the death of Ann Shaw in 1998.

Criteria for Award Selection

Must be a full-time, Junior or Senior student. Applicants will demonstrate qualities of effective, visionary leadership through:

  • Significant contributions to Lamar University
  • Recognizing and developing the potential of others
  • Fostering a spirit of teamwork
  • Inspiring a standard of excellence in leadership
  • Exhibiting exemplary personal ethics and integrity

More Information

Faculty and staff may nominate students for this recognition.

Current LU juniors and seniors may self-nominate.

Applications for the 2022 Ann Shaw award will open in January 2022.

2020 Shaw Award Winner

trayce grayTrayce Gray

Biology major from Lumberton

2019 Shaw Award Winner

raegan minaldiRaegan Minaldi

Political Science major from Port Neches