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A 2004 graduate of Gardner-Webb University who is working on her doctorate at Purdue University is one of seven graduate students named 2013 recipients of the annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, given by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Laurie Pinkert, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University in May of 2004 and is currently enrolled as a doctoral student in rhetoric and composition at Purdue University, was among seven award recipients selected out of over 260 nominations from 135 institutions across the country. The honorees were recognized for showing exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; for demonstrating a commitment to development academic and civic responsibility in themselves and in others; and for reflecting a strong emphasis on teaching and learning in their work.
Association of American Colleges and Universities, K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Laurie Pinkert, Purdue University
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Alumna Receives Prestigious National Award" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1724.