Outstanding Student Awards
Student Selection Process
Each fall and spring UTEP graduation, the Master of Leadership Studies gives a total of four Outstanding Student Awards to students within the program. Two of these students are online only students who may be anywhere in the world during the duration of their exemplary performance in our academic program. The other two students are hybrid/in class students who have taken the majority of their MLS classes face to face with their instructors and peers.
The criteria for being selected as an MLS Outstanding Student is first a 4.0 GPA. Once the list of 4.0’s has been completed, it is sent out to all MLS Faculty so that they can vote on their top selection. Once the votes have been submitted and the top four Outstanding Students have been confirmed, official letter’s notifying and congratulating each of the receipts will be drafted signed by the MLS Program Director, Areli Chacon Silva, and sent by mail or handed to them in person.
The recipients will be notified in the letter that if they choose to attend the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Hooding Ceremony they will be recognized onstage specifically for being chosen as one of the MLS Outstanding Students. To be chosen as an MLS Outstanding student is a great achievement that a student can be proud of for the rest of their lives.