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In the Spotlight Awards

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In the Spotlight is an awards ceremony that recognizes student leaders and student organizations that have represented Duke in an exemplary way throughout the academic year.

Individual Awards

  • Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Duke Cornerstone Award
  • William J. Griffith University Service Award

Group Awards

  • Graywill Arts Leadership & Service Award (presented by Duke University Union)
  • Hal Kammerer Memorial Prize for Film & Video (presented by Duke University Union)

The Distinguished Leadership Award is for students whose leadership and contributions are grounded in one of Duke’s student leadership competencies: self-knowledge, curiosity, collaboration, innovation, and community responsibility.

The William J. Griffith University Service Award is for graduating students with exemplary resilience, relationships, or advocacy whose service and contributions to the community have significantly impacted university life.