The purpose of this award is to recognize the graduating student who best exemplifies the Bellin College Values. The award is given in honor of Lucyanna Hitch, who was a nurse, community leader, long-time College advocate and a member of the Board of Trustees. She was also the first Board President for the BSN program. Lucyanna Hitch’s dedication to fundraising has enabled many students to receive scholarships.
Eligibility: A graduating student of any program who is in good academic standing.
Criteria: Behaviors which consistently demonstrate the College values of excellence, integrity, community and caring.
- Excellence – being the best
- Integrity – honest and ethical behavior
- Community – collaboration and inclusion
- Caring – empowering relationships based on empathy and respect
All applicants must submit a written narrative in APA format, describing how they have demonstrated the College Values throughout their educational program. The student must also request one letter of recommendation from a Bellin College faculty member or an employee of Bellin College who can best attest to the student’s achievements. The call for applications is made prior to graduation with a deadline for application submission clearly stated. An individual plaque is presented to the recipient at the commencement ceremony held in spring. The individual’s name is placed on a permanent plaque at the College. The recipient also receives a modest cash award.