FROM: Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson RE: Nominations Open for Presidential Distinguished Merit Awards
Sent: 10/4/2019 8:39:34 AM To: Students, Faculty, Staff
Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 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, which are presented during the Honors Convocation activities. Any member of the Cal U community — students, faculty, staff or alumni — may make a nomination. Self-nominations are permitted. Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2019. 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 p.m. Nov. 15, 2019. The 2019 Presidential Distinguished Merit award winners were Dr. Kyle Fredrick (Teaching), Dr. Rosalie Smiley (service), and Dr. Craig Smith (Research). Presidential 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. Summer Arrigo-Nelson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send hard copies to her at the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Box 45. Each nomination must include the name of the nominee, category of nomination (teaching, research or service), and the name of the nominator.