Ashford CHAMPion Award

Ashford CHAMPion Award

Student Community Standards and Student Development and Engagement want to recognize Ashford University students who uphold the values of integrity, fairness, respect, responsibility, and community. The Ashford CHAMPion Award will be presented to the student or students who best exhibit Ashford University’s high community standards. This quarter’s award goes to Jenna Kendall.

When asked to describe herself, Jenna said she is “helpful” and “community-oriented.” When we asked the same question to her community, “empathetic,” “role model,” “resourceful,” “thoughtful,” “ethical,” and “confident” were just some of their affirmations.

Taking a cue from her mother, who has diabetes, Jenna started volunteering in junior high at Camp Lydia Mann in El Paso, Texas, which provides a fun and educational experience for children who live with diabetes. Jenna helped diabetic kids with their struggles, fears, and frustrations as well as educated them on how to control the disease and develop a more disciplined, healthy lifestyle.

Jenna’s care for the community did not stop as she grew up. Jenna has unselfishly prioritized her limited time to helping disenfranchised, underserved populations with diabetes education and management. As a volunteer at the El Paso Diabetes Association, the Southern New Mexico Diabetes Association, and Camp Lydia Mann, Jenna has served countless hours at health fairs, summer camps, and events performing screening assessments, diabetes education, and most importantly, encouragement.

Jenna chose Ashford University because of the flexibility she needed as the proud mother of a three year-old son. Attending class online allows Jenna to give back to both her family and community. Her education at Ashford combined with community involvement have earned her a position with a local marketing agency whose focus is on health promotion and education.

Always humble, Jenna is proud of the support she has received from her community and her family. The Ashford community and her local community benefit greatly from Jenna’s integrity, fairness, sense of community, respect, and responsibility. We are proud to call Jenna our Ashford CHAMPion!

Ashford CHAMPion Award Application

Do you know an Ashford student who acts in an uplifting manner toward the community? Are you aware of a student who is encouraging to those around them? Do you know a student who has acted courageously in light of difficult circumstances? Do you know a student who consistently demonstrates responsible and ethical behavior at all times? Have you worked with a current student who has impressed you with their resilience and dedication? If you know a student like this, nominate them for the Ashford CHAMPion Award!

Student Community Standards and Student Development and Engagement want to reward Ashford University students who uphold the values of integrity, fairness, respect, responsibility, and community. The Ashford CHAMPion Award will be presented quarterly to the student or students who best exhibit Ashford University's high community standards.

The award is open to all current and former Ashford University students.

Anyone (family, friends, staff, faculty, students, alumni) can nominate a student for the award.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form below and return to scs@ashford.edu

For any additional information or questions, please contact Student Community Standards at scs@ashford.edu or at 1-800-798-0584.

Nomination Form