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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS AT THE FACULTY AND STAFF CONVOCATION ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013


Deadline for nominations is June 3, 2013.


The President's Awards Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for awards to be conferred at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on October 8, 2013. There will be two categories of awards: (1) The President's Medal, and (2) the President's Distinguished Service Awards.

Individuals may be nominated in either or both award categories. Nominees will be considered for an award only in the category for which they have been nominated. Individuals serving on the Advisory Committee are not eligible for nomination. The nominations in all categories are due by June 3, 2013.

We request that each nomination be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes the following information: (1) the name of the nominee; (2) the award for which the individual is being nominated; and (3) the name of the nominator. Nominations submitted in the past two years will automatically be reconsidered; however, updated information is encouraged. Nominations should be sent to:

Professor Robert Dooling, Chair
President's Awards Advisory Committee
c/o President's Office
1115 Main Administration Building
Or by email to: sbarone@umd.edu

Listed below are the criteria, the eligibility, the required nominating materials, and the deadline for nominations for each category. The Committee reserves the right to seek additional information on any nominee.


THE PRESIDENT'S MEDAL

Criteria: This award is the highest honor the university community can bestow. The recipient of this award will be a member of the community with an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of life on the campus. The candidate's career should be distinguished by a dedication to the fulfillment of the campus' goals and mission, by professional accomplishments, and by campus service. Particular emphasis will be placed on contributions that have had a wide-ranging and enhancing influence on the entire university community.

Eligibility: Any full-time member of the campus community may be nominated for the President's Medal. A nominee must have at least ten years of full-time employment on the campus (in one or more capacities).

Nomination Materials: A letter of nomination should be submitted, clearly indicating why this individual should be so honored and how the individual exemplifies the criteria for this award. A resume, curriculum vitae, or brief biographical sketch of the nominee should accompany the nomination letter. At least two, but no more than three, seconding letters of nomination from outside the primary unit in which the individual is employed may accompany the nomination or may be sent under separate cover. Each nomination should be submitted with a cover sheet listing the name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominated, and the name of the nominator. Nominations submitted in the past two years will automatically be reconsidered; however, updated information is encouraged.

Deadline for Nominations: The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials for the President's Medal is June 3, 2013. Nominations or supporting materials received after that date will not be considered.


PRESIDENT'S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

Criteria: The President's Distinguished Service Awards recognize exceptional performance, leadership, and service by a member of the University staff. The recipient of this award will have a record of exemplary performance and distinctive contributions to the operation of an administrative, academic, research, or service unit on campus. He or she will have clearly demonstrated initiative toward the improvement of University programs or campus activities and will have shown commitment to the campus community as a whole.

Eligibility: Any full-time staff member, including academic administrators, who has been employed on campus for at least ten years (in any of one or more capacities) may be nominated for a President's Distinguished Service Award. (Individuals who hold a faculty appointment are NOT eligible for this award.) No more than five awards will be given annually and the number of exempt and non-exempt award recipients cannot exceed three.

Nomination Materials: A letter of nomination should be submitted, clearly indicating why this individual should be so honored and how the individual exemplifies the criteria for this award. A resume, curriculum vitae, or brief biographical sketch of the nominee should accompany the nomination letter. At least two, but no more than three, seconding letters of nomination may accompany the nomination or may be sent under separate cover. Each nomination should be submitted with a cover sheet listing the name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominated, and the name of the nominator. Nominations submitted in the past two years will automatically be reconsidered; however, updated information is encouraged.

Deadline for Nominations: The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting materials for a President's Distinguished Service Award is June 3, 2013. Nominations or supporting materials received after that date will not be considered.

Complete List of Awards