Theodore D. McNeal Award

Theodore D. McNeal Award

Theodore D. McNeal

Undergraduate – Leadership
(No Longer Awarded)

Theodore D. McNeal was the first African-American to hold the following three public offices: Missouri State Senator, Curator of the University of Missouri and president of the Saint Louis Police Board. he was also the first African-American non-alumnus trustee of Washington University in Saint Louis Trustees and believed in the empowering effect of education and mentoring.


Nomination Process

Nominations are solicited from administrators, deans, academic advisors, faculty, staff and students. Individuals can also nominate themselves.


Award Criteria

This award recognizes the student who has demonstrated exceptional university citizenship by serving as a mentor, pursuing activities to open the door for others, and helping other students to contribute to campus life and government. Nominees must be undergraduate students from Washington University in Saint Louis.