Greenville, S.C. (February 5, 2014) – In the University’s chapel service Feb. 3, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Julia Delaney, a junior business administration major from Madison, Ala., the Second-Miler Award.
One of six President’s Club awards, the Second-Miler Award is given to a student who has shown extraordinary concern for a fellow student and given time or resources to meet that student’s need.
Several students nominated Delaney for the award. One described her by saying, “She has built incredible bonds with her roommates and friends and has become a close sister in my life as well as being a true spiritual prayer warrior. Julia has lovingly supported me this past semester through the struggles of friend and family relationships and has taken the time to spend time with me even though she has an outstanding amount of work for school. She has sacrificed her time to give me godly counsel, aid in class work I do not understand, and not only pray for my requests but ask me for updates so she can readily pray for them.”
By the testimony of her peers, Julia has chosen not only to show kindness in ways that would be expected but also to sacrifice her own time and effort to serve in ways that many would not.
Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects the final recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.