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Student Honors and Awards

Who's Who Among Students

Who's Who Among Students is a nationally recognized program that honors outstanding student leaders who enhance the positive image of American youth through their contributions to community and school. Significant involvement in extracurricular, civic, and student professional activities, along with academic achievement, are attributes of students selected for Who's Who recognition at Arkansas State University. More information >>

Global Student Leader Program

The Global Student Leader (GSL) Program rewards the most outstanding student leaders at A-State with a once in a lifetime opportunity. This program advanced the proposition, in the A-State mission statement at the time GSL began, that A-State prepares students in challenging and diverse ways to become more productive global citizens. The program began in 2000, and GSL has provided 84 students the opportunity to experience the diversity of 25 different countries on five continents. More information >>

Mossie Richmond - Afak Haydar Scholars

The Richmond-Haydar Memorial Scholarship for International Students was endowed by family and friends of the late Dr. Mossie J. Richmond, Jr., former vice president for Student Affairs, and Dr. Afak Haydar, former director of International Programs, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Dr. Richmond and Dr. Haydar were instrumental in the establishment of programs and opportunities for international students at ASU-Jonesboro during the 1980s and 1990s. Scholarships are awarded annually to international students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership, both inside and outside the classroom. More information >>

Wilson Award

The Wilson Award is presented annually at the Student Honors Awards ceremony to the university's outstanding graduating senior. The recipient is selected on the basis of character, determination, involvement, and academic achievement. This honor is bestowed in memory of R. E. Lee Wilson, a member of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees from 1917 until his death in 1933. Presentation of the award began in 1934. Until 1980 the award was presented to the outstanding male and female graduating senior. Beginning in 1981 it was determined this practice was no longer necessary, and the university began presenting the award to one student.More information >>

Distinguished Service Awards

Because so many students are eligible for the Wilson Award, the university began presenting four to seven Distinguished Student Awards. It is from the Distinguished Student Award winners that the Wilson Award winner is selected. More information >>