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UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Nears


October 8, 2009 — Deadline to submit nominations for 2010 University of Wyoming honorary degrees is Friday, Oct. 23.

UW alumni, current or former trustees and faculty all are eligible to submit written nominations for awards to be presented at spring commencement. Submissions are referred to a joint committee of trustees and faculty.

Nominations should address at least one of the following criteria: notable contribution to the health, education or general welfare of Wyoming citizens; outstanding accomplishment by alumni, either on a state or national level; or accomplishment so outstanding that it has received recognition on a national or international level.

Nomination packets should include a letter of nomination that includes a full description of the nominee's contributions, including a list of public recognitions and other awards and honors; a one- or two-paragraph summary describing the nominee's salient contributions (see the Web site www.uwyo.edu/honorarydegree for an example); and two additional letters of support.

Nominees who receive votes from two-thirds of the joint committee are recommended to the trustees for approval.

Send submissions to: UW President Tom Buchanan, Department 3434, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071; or send fax to (307) 766-4126 or e-mail to reichert@uwyo.edu.

Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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