Below you will find the selection criteria and nomination form for the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
All nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee. Winners will be notified and invited to attend the College of Arts & Sciences Annual Awards dinner, in association with the fall meeting of the Dean’s Advisory Board.
Deadline for nominations: May 12th
For questions or more information, please call or email Jan Duncan at (865) 974-1815 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dean’s Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recognizes an outstanding alumnus/a of the College of Arts & Sciences who has attained extraordinary distinction through a lifetime record of achievement and service. The award is presented to acknowledge their success which brings honor to the College of Arts & Sciences and promotes the value of a liberal arts education. It is the single highest alumni award given within the College of Arts & Sciences.
-Be an alumnus/alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences
-Attained a level of extraordinary distinction and accomplishment in his/her fie-
-Demonstrated leadership and service to his/her community and society at large
-A record of engagement over time with the College of Arts and Sciences or with one of its departments, schools, or programs is preferred
-Received regional, national, or international recognition
One Dean’s Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award may be awarded in any given year.
There will be a common procedure for nominations for all College of Arts & Sciences awards. Nominations can be made by any person affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences and must be submitted online. The responsibility for completing nomination information lies with the nominator/s.
Required for nomination:
-Cover letter / nominating statement
-Completed nomination form
-Letters of recommendation with contact information (up to three will be accepted)
The awards will be selected by members of the College Award Selection Committee, which consists of one faculty representative from each Division plus Interdisciplinary Programs and the Executive Director of Development. The Committee will submit its recommendations to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for final approval. Recipients, family members (within reason) and their nominator/s will be invited to the College of Arts & Sciences Annual Awards dinner. If an award recipient cannot attend, a family member will be encouraged to attend in his/her stead.