Call for Nominations: Graduate School's Century of Scholars Celebration

The Graduate School welcomes nominations of noteworthy alumni who will be formally recognized at the Century of Scholars reception on Friday, April 5. Please consider nominating alumni for one of the following awards:

Century of Scholars Life Time Achievement Award is bestowed on an alumnus who has made significant contributions over their professional and personal lifespan. The honoree will have advanced his/her profession in broad capacities and distinguished his/her work with depth and scope of service and commensurate dedication.

Century of Scholars Service Award acknowledges an alumnus who has generously given of their time and talents for the enrichment of others and the betterment of their communities. This award bestows recognition on those individuals who have demonstrated support of various civic, charitable, philanthropic and social welfare organizations. In the instance where candidates are employed in community service-related professions, the individuals shall have an extraordinary record of service and volunteerism well above and beyond the job description of the position held.

Century of Scholars Research Award acknowledges an alumnus for outstanding achievements in his/her research field.

Century of Scholars Educator Award recognizes an alumnus for individual excellence in teaching. Exemplary teaching incites intellectual curiosity, engages individuals fully in the enterprise of learning, and creates a transformative experience.

Century of Scholars Award recognizes an alumnus from each college who has demonstrated achievement in his/her career or has a record of scholarly achievement within his/her discipline, has provided outstanding service to his/her community and has been an outstanding role model for the UNC community.

Friend of the Graduate School recognizes an individual who demonstrates leadership, vision, creativity or generosity to UNC's Graduate School or to a UNC graduate program by increasing the University's reputation for graduate education at the state, national or international level.

Faculty Emeritus Award is awarded to a member of the Emeriti Faculty who made significant contributions during his/her employment to his/her respective graduate program or to graduate education at UNC.

Please submit nominations online to the Graduate School by March 1. The nominator will be the contact person until the honorees are chosen.

How to Nominate a Potential Honoree

Fill out the online nomination form to submit the nominee's contact information, your contact information and a one-page biography of the nominee. In the biography, please detail the nominee's noteworthy accomplishments and how those accomplishments align with the category in which the alumnus is nominated.

Submissions that omit either the current nomination form or exceed the one-page biography will not be considered. Although not required, a curriculum vita or résumé, letters of support or other relevant data may be submitted.

Honorees will be selected by the Graduate Council. The Graduate School will contact honorees with information about the April 5 event.

Please direct all questions to Stephanie Burchett at

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