University of Findlay Names Founders’ Son and Daughter Award Recipients
University of Findlay presents the Founders’ Award to two students each year, recognizing graduating seniors for achievements in scholarship, leadership, service to others, and demonstrated personal integrity. The Founders’ Award is one of the highest honors a graduating senior can receive from the University. This year, Jeremiah Jackson and Hope Roth were awarded the prestigious honor.
“Jeremiah Jackson and Hope Roth are very deserving,” said Brandi Laurita, vice president for student affairs and athletics. “Jeremiah, a business administration-management emphasis major, and Hope, a social work major, have both excelled in and out of the classroom, have been role models for other students, have served the University and the community, and have been persons of character and integrity.”
During his time at UF, Jeremiah Jackson has:
- Played as a member of the University of Findlay football team
- Served as President of the Digital Media Club
- Held the position of General Manager of the University’s 88.3 FM WLFC radio station
- Been a sideline reporter for the University of Findlay men’s and women’s basketball games
- Been a color commentator for the University of Findlay men’s and women’s basketball games
- Hosted a podcast
- Been social media content creator
- Presented a spoken word poem at the University of Findlay Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
- Interviewed City of Findlay Mayor Christina (Terry) Muryn, ’14 and University of Findlay President Katherine Fell, Ph.D.
During her time at UF, Hope Roth has:
- Served as a resident advisor (RA) for two years
- Served as a resident director (RD) for one year
- Stayed for summers to work as a summer RA and as an office assistant
- Completed more than 500 hours of intern work at Habitat for Humanity and the Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County
- Been involved in the art program, as she has a minor in fine arts and participates in student art shows
- Volunteered at a nursing home, making art with residents with dementia
- Tutored a second grader in math
- Made art as a student entertainer at UF events
“In considering all that Jeremiah and Hope have contributed, it is clear they have had the type of engaged college experience we would like all students to have,” said Laurita. “They have both made deliberate and conscious choices to lead a life of purpose.”
Jackson and Roth both received a certificate and an award for $1,000.