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Nominations sought for faculty and staff awards

March 14, 2011

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KALAMAZOO--Nominations for Western Michigan University's 2011-12 Distinguished Service, Distinguished Teaching and Emerging Scholar awards are being accepted through Friday, April 1.

These are some of the most prestigious awards that Western Michigan University bestows on its faculty and staff members. They may be won only once and are presented in early fall during the University's annual Academic Convocation.

  • The Distinguished Service Award is presented to one or two employees (if two, one recipient will be a faculty member and one will be a staff member). It recognizes exceptional service to the University through innovative and effective programs, service in areas and organizations that contribute to WMU's growth and stature, or service that broadly extends WMU's impact and presence. Nominations for this award may be made by all current, continuing fullā€time faculty and administrative staff.

  • The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a maximum of three faculty members. It recognizes exceptional educators and mentors who demonstrate outstanding dedication and is the University's highest teaching honor. Students, alumni, past recipients and eligible faculty may cast nominations for this award.

  • The Emerging Scholar Award is presented to a maximum of three faculty members. It recognizes employees in the first decade of their WMU careers who have gained national recognition and demonstrate outstanding promise to achieve renown in their continuing work. Any member of the University community may nominate someone for this award.

For eligibility requirements, nomination criteria and nomination forms, visit the WMU Faculty and Staff Awards page.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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