Jackson Forbes, a junior majoring in architecture, was one of eight students who were named winners of the 2017 Spirit of Princeton Award. The award honors Princeton University undergraduates for positive contributions to campus life and recognizes those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.
Forbes is a member of the varsity men's basketball team and an officer on the Varsity Student Athlete-Advisory Council. With Tiger Challenge, he employed the principles of design thinking to engineer a program to facilitate the acquisition of self-knowledge for students. He was the associate director of the Water and Beverage Student Agency. He is a member of Forbes College.
This year's Spirit of Princeton Award winners were selected from a group of over 80 nominees and were honored with a certificate and book prize during a dinner on May 10th. The Spirit of Princeton Award is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and has been given annually since 1995.