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President's Message | Archive

January 29, 2007

TO: Campus Community
FROM: Neil Kerwin, President
SUBJECT: 2007 University Awards for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2007 University Awards process. I encourage you to acknowledge the work of AU faculty, staff, students, and alumni whose contributions to AU have been exceptional by nominating them for a university award. 

We periodically review the awards process and make adjustments to reflect the times:

  • Cash prizes: Beginning in 2006, a cash prize was added to each award. Award amounts are:
        - $250 to $1,000 for student awards;
        - $750 for staff awards (not to exceed $5,000 for a group
    - $2,000 to $5,000 for faculty awards.
  • Expanded eligibility for staff awards: Beginning this year, groups or teams will be considered for all five staff awards. Previously, groups were only eligible for the Service to the AU Community award. 
  • Increased funding for staff awards: With the inclusion of groups for all staff awards, the cash prize was increased from $2,000 to $5,000; in addition, the cash prize for staff awards increased to $750.

These changes are just some examples of our continued commitment to rewarding and recognizing examples of excellence at AU. Awards will be presented on the following dates:

 Faculty Awards:  April 29, Faculty Recognition Dinner
 Student Awards:  May 12, Honors Convocation
 President's Award:  May 13, Commencement
 Staff Awards:  May 22, Staff Awards Luncheon
 Alumni Awards:  October 27, Alumni Weekend Reception

For detailed information on the awards, selection criteria, and deadlines, go to the University Awards Web site,

January 30, 2007 9:48 AM


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