"The BYU-Idaho Department of Communication is pleased to announce that you have been selected to receive the Newel K. Whitney Scholar award. Please join us for an award ceremony Jan. 3 from 2-3 p.m. in Manwaring Center 387 Special Events room.
The Newel K. Whitney Scholar award is in memory of the early Church leader who used his gifts, talents and means to build the kingdom of God. Whitney was innovative, frugal and honest. Additionally, he was able to improve his business yet remain loyal to the Church despite hard times.
Specifically, you are being honored for your character, diligence and pursuit of excellence. Selected students must be nominated by at least four Communication faculty who feel you will represent the Church, university and department as an exemplary graduate.
Thank you for your exceptional work as a student in the Department of Communication, and congratulations on being named a Newel K. Whitney Scholar!"
Michael C. Cannon, Chair
Department of Communication
This was an email I received about a month ago. The Awards Ceremony was today! Brett sat and held my hand as we listened to each award winner be introduced by one of the teachers that nominated them. When it was my turn to be introduced I was very nervous. Brother Eric Embree, who has been my teacher, employer, and friend gave a fantastic introduction and explained why I was nominated. I feel that he was way too kind!
Overall, it was a great event and I am honored to be a Newel K. Whitney Scholar! Only 3 more days until graduation!
|These are all the award winners. Just 17 out of hundreds graduating!|
|This is the award, a book that folds out into this beautiful clock!|