Martha Fagan, senior director of the Emory Alumni Association, would like to share this important announcement with readers of The Post:
We recently sent out a call for nominations for the Turman Service Award, the highest award given by the University for alumni service to their alma mater. The award carries with it a $25,000 grant from the Tull Foundation and the recipient directs it to an Emory school or program of their choosing. Deadline for Turman nominations is August 3.
The call for nominations for the Unsung Heroine award and the Jake Ward Golden Heart Award will go out on August 31 with nominations due on October 12. The Unsung Heroine Award is given by the Center for Women but chosen by the EAB. This award is given to an alumna of Emory who has made a significant impact on the lives of women and girls. The Jake Ward Golden Heart Award is given to an alumnus/a who has been out more than 50 years who has had a history of service to Emory.
The call for Emory Medal nominations will be made on December 21 and due on February 11, 2013. The Emory Medal is the highest alumni award given by Emory and is typically awarded to two individuals each year who have demonstrated the highest levels of professional excellence or community service. While service to Emory is often a piece of their story, the award is typically given for their personal and professional achievements, more so than service to Emory.
We will also do a formal nomination call on December 21 (due February 11) for the Emory Alumni Board and for Alumni Trustees. Emory Alumni Board members are typically outstanding, proven volunteers who are passionate about service to Emory. We work to ensure that the EAB is reflective of the diversity of the Emory Alumni body as a whole. Toward that end, for 2012-2013 we are especially interested in alumni leaders from outside the metro Atlanta area. Finally, Alumni Trustee nominations should be for individuals who are at the highest level of their professional life, who are sophisticated leaders who can bring a high level of experience and judgment to the work of the Emory Board of Trustees. These should be individuals for whom Emory will be among their top philanthropic priorities, who bring a diversity of perspectives to the work of the board and who are dedicated to Emory’s future.
Nominating materials can be found on the EAA website at: http://www.alumni.emory.edu/about-the-eaa/awards/nominate.html