The Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Award
The Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to a graduate of a University Ph.D. program who has distinguished himself or herself in service to their fields of endeavor, to Duke, and/or to the betterment of humanity. The recipient will receive a citation and attend the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony.Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must have received a Ph.D. from Duke University, be at least ten years from the awarding of their degree, and made a distinctive contribution to his or her field, or community, or to society at large. (This is intentionally a broad category to allow for a wide variety of contributions; nevertheless, there should be some discernible connection between the nominee’s contribution and his or her graduate program at Duke.) The award winner must be able to attend the Graduate School’s Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2013 to accept the award.
Deans, Chairs, Directors of Graduate Studies, Alumni, and other individuals from the Duke University community may nominate individuals they consider to be the department’s or school’s most distinguished graduate alumni. A nomination form and attachments should be sent to Carlus Walters, assistant to the dean of the Graduate School. In a single document, please summarize the more significant accomplishments of the nominee in all three areas: their fields of endeavor, service to Duke, and the betterment of humanity. These accomplishments should be the direct result of the nominee's individual interests and efforts. Evidence of personal involvement and commitment should be provided. Specific dates and tenure of activity or service should be included.
Also, please attach a current curriculum vitae or resume, letters of recommendation, citations, and any other documents, such as newspaper or magazine clippings, that display the nominee's contributions.
The Selection Committee will consist of individuals selected from the Executive Committee of Graduate Faculty, other graduate faculty, a graduate student, a representative from Alumni Affairs, and the Dean of the Graduate School or a designate.
All nomination materials must be received by Carlus Walters in the Graduate School on or before Friday, November 30, 2012.