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January 25, 2017
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CONTACT: Diana Stancy
Women’s Group Launches GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Contest for College and Under 30 Gentlemen
WASHINGTON, DC—The 2017 Gentlemen Showcase will begin accepting nominations for the contest to find America’s top gentlemen on February 1. Men will compete for the title and the honor of designing $1,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the College Contest will be awarded a Vineyard Vines tie and the winner of the Under 30 contest will be given a $100 gift card to Brooks Brothers.
For Valentine’s Day, and throughout the months of February and March, the Network of enlightened Women, known as NeW, hosts The Gentlemen Showcase, to recognize, honor, and encourage gentlemen on campuses across the nation. In 2016, more than 100 young men were nominated across the College and Under 30 categories. More than 28,000 votes were cast.
Andrew Sund, a senior from Florida State University, was been named the winner of the 2016 Gentlemen Showcase, and has won $1,000 to support the Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA). In addition, he has also won a steak package from Taste of Texas, and the title of 2016 Gentleman of the Year (College Category).
When asked, Ashley Odham, Andrew’s nominator, had this to say about the competition and the reason why it was important for men to be recognized as gentlemen.
“Unlike modern feminist groups, NeW encourages true equality and mutual respect between men and women. It’s important for men to be recognized for being gentlemen…If we show off the men that are true gentlemen, they most likely will continue to display gentlemanly behavior, and hopefully inspire others to do the same.”
Andrew has chosen the Compassion and Mercy Associates as his choice of charity to help them, “serve in a variety of relief and development ministries that flesh out the good news of God’s love for people—body and soul.”
“Andrew’s selection as Gentleman of the Year shows that young people on college campuses and in society in general are increasingly aware that gentlemanly behavior hasn’t gone out of style,” said NeW President Karin Agness.
The Network of enlightened Women is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. Started as a book club in 2004 at the University of Virginia, NeW has expanded to campuses across the nation, teaching conservative principles, creating open forums for debate, and training young women to speak out on campus and in their communities. In addition, NeW includes a thriving Alumnae Network, two young professional chapters, and hosts an annual National Conference in DC.
For information about the 2016 Gentlemen Showcase, please visit The Gentlemen Showcase website.