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Nominations sought for Distinguished Service Awards

Dec. 5, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is seeking nominations for its 2007 Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented to outstanding members of the WMU faculty or staff.

All current, continuing full-time faculty and administrative staff with at least five years of service at the University are eligible to receive the award; and only current, continuing full-time faculty and administrative staff are eligible to submit a nomination.

First presented in 1980, the award recognizes exceptional service to WMU through innovative and effective programs, service in areas and organizations that contribute to the growth and stature of the University, or service that extends the impact and presence of the University into larger communities.

Up to two recipients of the Distinguished Service Award will be selected and announced at the academic convocation in February. Recipients will receive a plaque, an honorarium and a subsequent adjustment to their base pay.

All nominations must include the nomination form, the nominator's letter of support, the nominee's vita or resume emphasizing the nominee's service, and other letters of support that emphasize the nature and scope of the nominee's service. Letters of support may come from both inside and outside the University.

The complete nomination packet will be accepted in the Office of the Provost, 3000 Seibert Administration Building, until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. Guidelines and nomination forms are available as PDF files at www.wmich.edu/provost/announcements.

For more information, contact Michele McLaughlin, chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee, at michele.mclaughlin@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3869.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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