Denison bestows the Distinguished Leadership Awards on a small number of graduating seniors based on evidence of exemplary leadership demonstrating an awareness to the University’s mission.

Denison Medallion

President’s Medalists must embody some combination of: excellence in academic achievement, service to the community, contribution to the arts, enlargement of the community's global perspective, athletic fitness and achievement, leadership ability and contribution to community discourse.

How We Live
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Last year, Josh Goldman ’14 took a moment to look back on his first year at Denison and describe how he felt about the seniors who received the Distinguished Leadership Award in 2011. Now, it turns out, Josh, a senior, has won that award, too, so his words take on new meaning, as he is among those who have helped to pave the way for those who will follow in his own footsteps.