Announcing the 2015 Gentlemen of the Year!

by Alyssa Condrey on March 17, 2015 · 0 comments

On behalf of the Network of enlightened Women, I am excited to announce the winners of the 2015 Gentlemen Showcase!

Congratulations to Brandon Thompson from Cornell University for winning the College Category. Brandon Thompson, a junior at Cornell University, has been named the winner of the 2015 Gentlemen Showcase, earning a $500 scholarship and the title of 2015 Gentleman of the Year (College Category). With more than 2,000 votes, Brandon, who is current Chairman of the Cornell College Republicans, Director of Operations on the executive board of Cornell Faith and Action, and Captain of Cornell’s intramural soccer team, won this category. This is a great honor as there were 50 other nominations for college gentlemen.

Thompson Brandon

“Brandon truly demonstrates what it means to be a gentleman, and has proven that chivalry is not dead,” said Laura Gundersen, Brandon’s nominator.

We asked Brandon how participating in The Gentlemen Showcase was significant to him and he replied:

It was a tremendous honor to be nominated for and participate in the Gentleman Showcase. The Network of enlightened Women is an exemplary organization and this Showcase proves that chivalry, even on college campuses, is not dead. I am truly blessed just to have been nominated with so many other outstanding college gentlemen who continue to live out their beliefs and make a difference in the lives of those around them.

Read more of Brandon’s interview here.

Congratulations to Trevor Pollo from Lansing, MI for winning the Under 30 Category. Trevor earned the title of 2015 Gentleman of the Year (Under 30 Category) and a $250 dinner certificate. With more than 1,000 votes, Trevor, who in addition to his full time job, volunteers with a men’s ministry at Grace Church and is also working on his Masters, won the contest. There were 24 other nominees in this category.

Trevor Pollo, from Lansing, MI, 2015 Gentleman of the Year Under 30 Category

“Trevor, my sweet husband, is a true gentleman. From never failing to open my car door, to nightly foot rubs…He has continued to say “I do” every day since we left the alter” said Christen Pollo, Trevor’s nominator (and wife).

We asked Trevor how participating in The Gentlemen Showcase was significant to him and he replied:

It was just an honor to be nominated. I feel like being a gentleman is so much harder these days many of us lack real examples of men that exemplify what it means to be a man. Being nominated by my wonderful wife and being recognized as someone who is at least striving to be the man I am meant to be really humbled me and motivates me to keep pushing myself towards being an even better man in the future.

Read more of Trevor’s interview here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s showcase! We had a record number of outstanding nominations and votes. You can donate to The Gentlemen Showcase campaign here.

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