2019 Distinguished Award Winner: Landen Crancer
This week, we will be recognizing each of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipients.
The Distinguished Service Award winners are the institution’s most outstanding graduates because of their leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Faculty, staff, advisers to student organizations, and other members of the campus community submit nominations for the prestigious awards.
All of the recipients have achieved excellent academic records and provided countless hours of service to the community, their classmates, campus organizations, their departments and colleges, and to Arkansas State University. A committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and previous Wilson Award recipients makes the final selections.
Today's featured recipient is Landen Crancer of Rector.
Crancer will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Neil Griffin College of Business. Among his many activities, he served as executive board member for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn twice, president of the Student Activities Board, chief of staff and senator for the Student Government Association, and served several additional university committees.
A three-time member of the Chancellor’s List and an important member of A-State’s Greek Life, Crancer’s fraternity is Lambda Chi Alpha and he served as treasurer and alumni relations officer for that organization. He also worked as the Interfraternity Council president and IFC vice president of judicial affairs.
As a senior, he worked as part of numerous activities, including the Community and Organizations Fair, Downtown Jonesboro Block Party, Order of the Pack, A-State Family Day, “Saved by the Howl” Homecoming Week, Student Philanthropy Council and A-State Phonathon. For his fraternity service, Crancer was named A-State Greek Life outstanding new member in 2016 and fraternity Man of the Year in 2018.
In pursuit of a career as a certified public accountant, he earned several scholarships, including the A-State Spirit Scholarship, Simmons Family Scholarship, Ed Way Accounting Scholarship and Joe Welborn Accounting Scholarship. He currently works with a local accounting firm, Jones & Company, LTD, and interned at Osborn & Osborn, PLLC in Jonesboro.