Ann Shaw Award


This award was established by Jacque Placette Chapman and perpetuated after the death of Ann Shaw in 1998. 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.

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.

Recipients of the Shaw Award also receive a $1,000 award.

The Ann Shaw Leadership Award is presented annually at the Toast to Leadership Awards Banquet.

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.

The nomination form for 2019 will open in Spring 2019.

2017 Shaw Award Winner

Progga Chirontoni

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh