Lanford Prize

The Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation is presented at Commencement to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated balanced achievement. The recipient is selected by nomination from among those students whose accomplishments exemplify the university’s ideals. Criteria for selection include a high degree of personal honesty and integrity, substantial intellectual growth and achievement during university years, a minimum grade point average of 3.25, and exemplary service to Fredonia, including active participation in more than one area of university life. The award is named for President Emeritus Oscar Lanford.