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Memorandum January 26, 2015

AU Community
Neil Kerwin, President
Launch of Nomination Process—2015 University Awards for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 University Awards process, which celebrates the continued dedication, hard work, and outstanding service of AU's graduating students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

In reviewing the staff award categories, you will find a new award-the Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, named for longtime staff member Maria Bueno who recently retired after more than 45 years at AU, recognizes staff members who dedicate 25 or more years to AU in an administrative, front line, or service position and has a monetary award of $1,000.

As in previous years, the student, faculty, and staff awardees will receive a cash prize:

  • $250 to $1,000 for student awards
  • $750 to $1,000 for staff awards (not to exceed $5,000 for a group award)
  • $2,000 to $5,000 for faculty awards

Detailed information on the awards, selection criteria, deadlines, and access to nomination forms is on the University Awards website.

We continually work to improve every sector of campus. I invite you to help us acknowledge those persons who have exhibited sustained and exemplary commitment to AU and whose actions enable us to fulfill our mission.