Nominations sought for 2011 Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards are presented annually in May to graduates and community leaders whose personal and professional attainment and service to the College and the community bring honor upon themselves and upon Rhode Island College.

Candidates are chosen on the basis of professional achievement, community service, and service to the College or Alumni Association.

Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to the Alumni Office by December 15. The process is confidential and individuals should not be notified of their nomination. Winners will be honored at the Alumni Awards Dinner on May 12, 2011.

Award categories and criteria:

• Alumna/Alumnus of the Year: Graduate of the college, continuing interest in the college and Alumni Association as represented by outstanding service, and/or by impressive financial contribution.

• Charles B. Willard Achievement Award: Graduate of the college, brought honor to the college by distinguished achievement in his or her field.

• Alumni Service Award: Need not be a graduate of the college but has made a contribution to the college by giving time, talent, or resources; or an outstanding citizen who has made a contribution to the state, or nation which reflects ideals of service to humanity.

• Alumni Faculty Award: Nominees need not be alumni of the college, but shall be employed by the college; made a unique contribution to the college (e.g., wide student commendation for exceptional competence in teaching, printed publication, initiative in research, development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

• Alumni Staff Award: Nominees need not be alumni of the college, but shall be employed by the college; made a unique contribution to the college (e.g. development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

• Young Alumni Award: Graduated in the last 10 years from the college, and has made a contribution to the college, since graduation, by giving time, talent, or resources (e.g. mentor of current students or alumni, involvement or volunteer with a campus group or activities, providing internship opportunities to current students or job opportunities to recent graduates).

Click here for a nomination form or submit your materials to alumni@ric.edu.