UAA Leadership Honors

UAA Leadership Honors

Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage and Anchorage community while maintaining academic excellence.  Leadership activities and involvement must promote individual and collective growth, demonstrate increased engagement with the community at UAA and beyond, and showcase commitment to citizenship.  Recipients of UAA Leadership Honors are commemorated at the fall or spring Commencement ceremony, bestowed crimson honor cords, and receive a permanent notation in their academic transcript.

Fall 2018 Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018 by 5:00pm. 

E-portfolios will be accepeted as applications. 

Award Eligibility

  • Enrolled in at least three credits at the University of Alaska Anchorage and in good disciplinary standing (at time of application and award).
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA (at time of application).
  • Applicants must be graduating in the semester they apply.  *If graduating in summer, must apply in the following fall deadline and submit letter of intent to graduate from academic department. You will need to submit a copy of your application for graduation, letter of degree completion with date, or confirmation e-mail. 
  • Completed e-portfolio.
  • Demonstrated (on-going) involvement at UAA and/or Anchorage community:
    • Applicant's involvement may include memberships with campus groups, coordinating events on campus, or appointments/elected to a leadership position with an organization, committee, or board. (Note: While leadership experiences in campus student employment may be included, leadership must go beyond regular duties of those paid positions.)
    • Student's involvement must contribute to the improvement of the community, UAA and beyond (i.e. the student identified a need and filled it; took initiative and made a significant difference by their involvement.)

Awarding Process

The Leadership Honors Advisory Committee is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and composed of two faculty/staff members and two students who are not applying for the honor.  The Advisory Committee reviews applicants on the merit of their involvement and how it enhanced student life at UAA and the greater Anchorage community. After review, the Advisory committee sends their recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for final approval.

Application Information 

You will need to complete an e-portfolio as your application for Leadership Honors beginning in Spring 2018. Inside the portfolio template, you will be asked to include the following: Welcome Page, About Me, Leadership Narrative, Resume, Letters of Recommendation, Certificates and Awards, Your Story in Pictures and your Graduation Confirmation

  • Leadership Narrative

    Respond to only THREE of the prompts (out of 6) describing your experiences and understanding of leadership. Answer questions thoroughly. Responses should be no more than one page, typed, double-spaced per question. 

    1. What is your personal definition of leadership? How have you applied this definition to your leadership experiences? 

    2. Describe your most significant UAA leadership experience or challenge. Explain how this experience influenced your understanding of leadershio. 

    3. In what ways have your leadership contributions strengthened the UAA and/or Anchorage community, aided in the creation of a positive environment, or bettered the experience of others? 

    4. How has your participation in leadership experiences prepared you to assume future leadership roles in society? 

    5. How have you influenced others to get involved with the UAA or Anchorage community? What are the most fulfilling and challenging things about leading others? 

    6. What have you learned about yourself while participating in leadership experiences? What have you learned about others? 

  • Leadership Resume 

    Resumes should include dates associated with each experience and describe the following: 

    • Elected or appointed leadership positions and jobs with your areas of responsibilities, accomplishments, and/or skills acquired. 
    • Organizations, committees, or boards for which you hold membership and any details of your work with these groups. 
    • Scholarships, honors, awards or special recognitons. 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
    Three letters of recommendation from current UAA faculty or staff. One of the recommenders may be from outside of the university. It is recommended that each letter highlights different aspects of your leadership experiences. 



To acess the template for your Leadership Honors e-portfolio, you must enroll in the group. Below are the steps to enroll:

1. Log into eWolf
2. Click on "Courses"
3. Click on "Find"
4. Choose "Assessment Group" then click "Search" then select "view" by the "Fall 2018 Leadership Honors Portfolio"
5. Then click "Enroll"

Once you are enrolled in the group, you will be able to see the template that you need to complete for the Leadership Honors e-portfolio. 

If you need assistance, please visit the webpage

How to Submit?

  1. Log into eWolf and open your Fall 2018 Leadership Honors Portfolio site
  2. Click on the menu option (upper right corner)
  3. Select “Submit to Course”
  4. Select the “Final Submission” assignment for the Award
  5. Select the “All pages” option.
  6. Click on the “Submit” if you have already published your work or “Publish and Submit” if you haven’t. That’s it!
  • Spring 2018 Recipients 

    Kelly Allen 

    Pa Le Her 

    Lyndea Kelleher 

    Mohamed Niagne 

    Chelsea Parrocha 

    Morgan Ross

    Jacob Shercliffe 

  • Fall 2017 Recipients  
    Kyra Ingalls 
    Kelly Ireland
    Ioana Lobontiu 
    Jillian Martinez 
    Alexandria McLearen 
    Rachel Rushing
    Victor Samei 
    Joey Sweet
  • Spring 2017  Recipients 

    Meghan Carson

    Terry Gryting

    Laura Hill

    Sarah Holland

    Mara James

    Janelle E. LaPlante

    Nina Lee

    Maria Lilly

    Byron Lowe

    Jose Adalberto Mora

    Mercy Skye Rains

    Johanna Richter

    Aaron Lee Rowbotham

    Lee Vang

    Garren Volper

    Jaime Whitney

    Kenyon Wright



For additional information regarding Leadership Honors or the awarding process, contact:
Kim Morton, Interim Associate Director of Student Leadership, 907-786-1371 or email:


Spring 2019: Friday, March 1, 2019 

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