The Citizenship Award

Paul Hunt

The Paul N. Hunt Citizenship Award was established in 1987 to recognize outstanding Cornell Seniors on the Varsity and Lightweight (now Sprint) Football Teams.

This memorial award honors the strong virtue and values of the man for whom this award was developed.  The individual who qualifies for this award has “unselfishly contributed his time and energy to help others beyond the playing field.” The term “citizenship” epitomizes those character traits that Paul Hunt possessed – duty, honor, integrity, and respect for Godliness, service to his fellow men and women, and love for America. Paul quietly gave of his time, energy and talents without the need for recognition, for that was the way he lived his 80 years. If now alive, he would be humbled to know such an award was named for him. Paul was nicknamed “Tiny” by his fellow Cornell Classmates and football teammates because of his muscular 225- lb. 6-foot frame. Tiny was always grateful to those who gave him the chance to get a quality Cornell education and experience.