LAWRENCE – Denise Farmer, student success coach within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Online degree completion program, been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for her dedication to supporting students.
The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is presented annually by the Board of Class Officers to a staff member. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievements in student services that show a commitment to the needs of KU students and contribute to the welfare of students.
In her role, Farmer is responsible for advising students in the College’s online program as well as advising on-campus students pursuing the Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences degree. Her role includes working with online students from the point of inquiry to graduation and assisting them with achieving their education goals. Farmer provides critical guidance and connection to students who need support the most.
Farmer will be presented her award during the KU men’s basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, March 9, in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Board of Class Officers is a senior leadership organization used to put a face to the senior class prior to and after graduation. Officer positions are held by seniors, and both juniors and seniors can serve on committees. Members create the banner and choose the gift and motto for each graduating class at the university. They also choose the H.O.P.E. Award, C.L.A.S.S. Award and Campanile Award winners and assist in the selection of the two EX.C.E.L. Award winners.
The Class of 1987 established the C.L.A.S.S. Award, and a plaque bearing the names of award winners is located in the stairwell on Level 5 of the Kansas Union.