Jenna Hardy, a West Virginia University junior biochemistry student from Uniontown, Pa., has been awarded the Kenneth D. Gray Student Leadership Award for 2010-11.

Hardy received the award during the annual Student Government Association Inauguration ceremony, held on April 30.

Named in honor of the current WVU Vice President for Student Affairs, the award is designed to recognize exemplary leadership on behalf of the students at WVU. As one of WVU’s most prestigious student honors it spotlights those who demonstrate exemplary critical-thinking, creativity and positive leadership.

“Jenna’s leadership ability is outstanding,” said Manager of WVU Intramural and Club Sports Bruce Brubaker. “As a leader in the Adventure WV Program she has demonstrated a level of professionalism far beyond that normally found in an undergraduate student.”

For the past three years, Hardy has been the vice president of the WVU ski club, and is a founding member of the WVU Outdoor Adventure Club. The club promotes appreciation for the outdoors and an active lifestyle, while providing students with an opportunity to meet fellow students with common interests.

“Jenna has numerous strengths; however, two of her strongest attributes are her interpersonal communication skills and professionalism. She is very well-liked by her fellow students and highly respected by the WVU Student Recreation Center staff,” Brubaker said.

A native of Excelsior, W.Va., Gray received his law degree from the WVU College of Law in 1969 and entered active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He joined WVU as vice president of student affairs in 1996 after serving for three years as the first African-American general in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps. In 1994, Gray was inducted in the WVU Alumni Association’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

For more information contact Student Organizations Services at (304)-293-4397.



CONTACT: Ron Justice, Student Organizations Services