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Texas Leadership Awards

2017 Texas Leadership Awards

Outstanding Texas Leader: The Outstanding Texas Leader award exemplifies the leadership spirit of John Ben Shepperd who advocated that all Texans have a responsibility to serve their state. Nominees must demonstrate significant and sustained leadership while exhibiting character and high standards of ethics. Their actions generally have consistent statewide reach and impact.

Outstanding Texas Leader Nomination Form – 2017

Outstanding Local Leader: The Outstanding Local Leader award exemplifies the leadership spirit of John Ben Shepperd who advocated that all Texans have a responsibility to serve their local communities. Nominees must demonstrate significant and sustained leadership while exhibiting character and high standards of ethics. Their actions generally have consistent local or regional reach and impact. However, many Outstanding Local Leaders have also served in state and federal roles as well.

Outstanding Texas Leader Nomination Form – 2017

Shepperd Pathfinder: The Shepperd Pathfinder award recognizes young Texas leaders in the age group of 21 to 40 years old. John Ben Shepperd believed in encouraging young people to “get off the sidelines” and learn to contribute early in their careers. Nominees demonstrate break-through, 21st century type leadership while exhibiting strong character and impeccable ethics.

Shepperd Pathfinder Nomination Form – 2017

Shepperd Trailblazer: The Shepperd Trailblazer award recognizes the demonstrated leadership behaviors of young Texans in their Junior or Senior year of high school. The nominee must be a Texas High School Junior or Senior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the award presentation.

Shepperd Trailblazer Nomination Form – 2017

Submit nomination forms to JBS@UTPB.edu or mail to 4901 E. University, Odessa, TX  79762

Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, November 11, 2016.

 

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas. The JBS Institute is co-located and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Information about the Shepperd Institute and the Texas Leadership Forum is available at www.shepperdinstitute.com .

 

Past Award Winners

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