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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. "He was a successful businessman, a presiding bishop of the Church, a prominent civic official, and a notable member of his community." (D. Michael Quinn, "The Newel K Whitney Family," Ensign, December 1978, 42.) Whitney was part of the School of the Prophets and an in-depth, effective communicator. This award in his name is given to students who have displayed similar traits.
Specifically, those who receive this award are being honored for their character, diligence and pursuit of excellence. Selected students are nominated to receive this award by Communication faculty who feel they will represent the Church, university and department as an exemplary graduate.
Spring 2013 Nominees - Click on this link to see more photos on our Facebook page