November 27, 2022

Val J. Halamandaris Award


The Caring Award is presented to a USU Eastern student in honor of Val J. Halamandaris, who grew up in Price, attended Carbon College. Halamandaris received his B.A. degree from George Washington University and his law degree from the Catholic University School of Law. He is a member of the D.C. bar, the bar of the U.S. District Court Circuit Court of Appeals, and the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Halamandaris has remained committed to care.
The Val. J. Halamandaris Caring Award was established in 1996 by Bill Halamandaris, Val’s brother. It is a fitting tribute to a USU Eastern student who demonstrates the spirit of caring, humanitarianism, and volunteerism exemplified by Halamandaris. Any USUE student in good standing and who will be graduating this year is eligible for nomination for the Caring Award.
A student may nominate himself or herself or may be nominated by someone else—a faculty or staff member, another student, or someone off campus. Applications for nominations for the Caring Award are available in the Vice Chancellor’s Office (Reeves 183) or the SUN Center (JLSC 210). The application deadline is April 8, 2016.
The Eastern student selected for the Caring Award will be presented with a trophy and a $100 cash award at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Nominees must have involvement in college activities providing direct service to others and/or similar direct service involvement in the community. Positions of leadership support, as opposed to direct service, are acceptable. The CARING AWARD nominee must demonstrate:
Good standing at USU Eastern
Graduating this year
Intrinsic commitment to voluntary service
Initiative and innovation in problem-solving
Persistence in overcoming obstacles
Advocacy for change that alleviates, or considerably improves, the status quo
Continual caring as demonstrated by volunteer activities

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