FROM: Dr. Sarah Meiss
RE: Nominations open for Presidential Merit Award for Faculty
Sent: 10/27/2017 11:29:34 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff

Presidential Distinguished Merit Awards

Call for Nominations


Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Presidential Distinguished Merit Awards.  Tenured faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, or service, are eligible to receive one of these prestigious awards.

Any member of the Cal U community- students, faculty, staff, or alumni- may make a nomination.  Self-nominations are permitted.


Nominations close at 4:00 pm on November 01, 2017.


Although a faculty member may be nominated in multiple categories, he or she can only compete for one award.  The nominee may select the category.  For example, if a person is nominated for the  teaching and service categories, he or she may submit support materials for one or the other, but not both. 

Support materials from the nominees are due by 4:00pm November 17th, 2017.


Former President Angelo Armenti, Jr. established the Gala Faculty Awards to recognize deserving faculty for their outstanding work.  This year President Geraldine Jones (as in years past) will continue this tradition as the Presidential Distinguished Merit Awards.  Award recipients will be presented with a medallion, a $1,000 check, and a $1,000 scholarship to the winner’s home department for a student within their major, at the Presidential Gala in June 2018.

The 2017 Presidential Distinguished Merit award winners were Dr. Dr. Cassandra Kuba (Teaching), and  Dr. John Nass (Service). Distinguished awards are separate from those given by the Faculty Professional Development Committee, which recognizes recipients at Commencement.

Nominations will be accepted via e-mail or via paper copy. Please submit e-mail nominations to the Presidential Distinguished Merit Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Meiss, at  Send hard copies to her at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Box 45.  The nominations must include:

Name of Nominee

Category of Nomination (Teaching, Research, or Service)

Name of Nominator

(See example below, feel free to use the next page)

2018 Presidential Distinguished Merit Award Nomination


I hereby nominate: ____________________________________

To be considered for the outstanding achievement in;

                                                                Teaching              Research             Service

(circle one)



__________________________________________                        _______________

     (name of nominator)                                                                                                (Date)




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