The very first award will be given in April 2022: the recipient will get a $1,000 cash award and will be honored at a public reception.
Information on nominating a Stamps staff person for the award and the nomination form can be found here. Nominations will be accepted through March 9, 2022, and the winner and all nominees will be announced and recognized in April 2022.
Colleagues and students who worked with Brian through the years are thrilled he will continue to inspire Stamps staff through this award to be their best and make a difference.
John Luther, Career Development Coordinator at Stamps, says that Brian has been his partner in crime for 20 years. “When I needed a colleague for collaboration, assistance, or just a great listener, Brian was there,” said John. “Brian is one of the warmest, kindest, and truly giving people I have ever met. Brian truly cares about students and their success. Every Type A personality needs a Brian Banks in their lives!”
Dean’s Advisory Council member Shane Ward added, “Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure of working with Brian on a few initiatives. From developing Design Internship opportunities, Shoe Design Workshops, MLK Spirit Awards, Annual Cookouts, and Lecture Series to name a few. He curated the blueprint on how Stamps can gauge success through programs and initiatives driven by creativity, DEI, and true collaboration. He will be dearly missed.”