Ann Shaw Award

About the Shaw Awardkelvin elgar

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.

Congratulations to Kelvin Elgar, the 2022 recipient of the Ann Shaw Leadership Award. Kelvin is a junior Chemical Engineering major from Beaumont, Texas.

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 2022-23 will open in January 2023.

About Ann Shawann-shaw-lamar-university.png

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.

2021 - Luis Arevalo

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Chemical Engineering

2020 - Trayce Gray

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2019 - Raegan Minaldi

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Political Science
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2018 - Cade Johnson

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Biology & Exercise Science