If you would like some positive news, take a look at some of our Gentlemen’s Showcase nominees. NeW is running our Gentlemen’s Showcase this month, which is a national contest to identify and honor America’s top college gentlemen. To participate in the Gentlemen’s Showcase, women nominate college gentlemen by posting a picture and a note on Facebook and then those men compete for a $500 scholarship and the title of 2014 Gentleman of the Year.
Who is in the lead? Currently, David from Florida State, with over 100 votes. Logan from Virginia Tech and Mark from Cornell are giving him some competition.
We have nominees from the following universities:
- American University
- California State University
- Cornell University
- Florida State University
- Pepperdine University
- Santa Fe College
- University of Florida
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Tech
Is your university listed? If not, nominate someone from your school today.
Here are a few quotes from the nominations:
-“For Mark, gentlemen span beyond the behaviors of simply opening doors and pulling out chairs; Mark truly demonstrates what it means to be a gentleman because to him, a gentleman puts others before himself.”
-“Whether he is on campus or on set, Derrick unabashedly shows respect and consideration to everyone he is around. As a true gentleman, these traits are demonstrated not only through words but through actions. He is one of few who not only opens the door for his loved ones but strangers as well. He recognizes life is more about service to others, not serving himself, and he demonstrates this by putting others’ needs before his own and giving one of the most precious things: time.”
-“He is a trustworthy, upstanding member of the University of Virginia’s community of trust, holding his personal honor and integrity above all. But what strikes me about TJ is his respect for the modern woman. As a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, he goes head to head with women on a daily basis and displays a level of respect and esteem for female intellect that I am positive all NeW women can appreciate. He is a thoughtful listener, someone you can turn to for a cup of coffee to discuss anything from relationship woes to U.S. foreign policy. Rather than taking advantage of the “hook-up culture” that pervades all college campuses, TJ still believes in dating; he is more interested in getting to know women who share his values.”
You can read more about the Gentlemen’s Showcase and see the nominees on Facebook.