NOMINATION FOR THE ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD
This award recognizes serves as a volunteer to the University, its
schools, colleges, departments, or faculty, or to the University of Minnesota
Alumni Association or any of its constituent groups.
Submit nominations to the President and CEO of the University of Minnesota
Alumni Association in the following format:
Nominee -- must be graduate or a former student of the University;
cannot be a current member of faculty or staff, or a sitting Regent, but
retirees are eligible.
Nominator -- must be an alumnus or alumna of the University or a current
member of the faculty or staff. [Board of Regents policy requires that no
disclosure is to be made to the nominee, or persons other than those writing
supporting letters, until a decision is forthcoming on the nomination.]
Nomination Summary -- 50 words or less, restricted to outlining the
nominee's accomplishments and services as a volunteer (see sample citation at
the following web address:
Outstanding Service to the University -- one-page summary highlighting
the individual's volunteer service.
Biographical Information -- not to exceed 5 pages and to include
address, telephone/fax number, date and place of birth, education, University
background, and other relevant information (e.g., other public service).
Letter from Nominator -- should focus on personal knowledge of the
nominee's volunteer accomplishments and reputation.
Supporting Letters -- 3 ideally from the nominee's peers in and
outside the University; again, these should focus on personal knowledge as
Maximum Length of Dossier -- not more than 25 pages.
Number of Copies -- 25 of each item, collated, stapled and clipped (no
binders and folders.
Date for Submission -- at least 6 months before the award is to be
presented. (For presentations to be made during the sesquicentennial year, it
is preferred that materials be submitted prior to October 16, 2000, but no
later than December 15, 2000).
Note: Persons writing letters of nomination should know that such
letters will be legally available to the nominee upon request, even to an
unsuccessful candidate who becomes aware of the nomination. Nominators should
also make sure that writers of supporting letters are aware that their letters,
too, will be available on request.
The alumni association's Awards Committee reviews nominations and forwards its
recommendations to the Senate All-University Honors Committee c/o Vickie
Courtney, 427 Morrill Hall, 100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.
A nomination approved by the Senate All-University Honors Committee is
submitted to the President and, finally, to the Board of Regents for approval.
Board of Regents policy requires that no disclosure is to be made to the
nominee while his or her name is under consideration.
Units sponsoring Alumni Service Awards are encouraged to provide travel support
when funds are available. If this is not possible or creates a hardship for
the nominating unit, it is encouraged to seek partial funding through the
Office of the President. In general, award and citation costs are borne by the
nominating unit, and travel expenses (except as described above) by the awardee.