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Alumni Association seeks nominations for Founders' Day Awards


November 15, 2010

Seeking to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the Arizona State University Alumni Association and the Arizona State University community, the Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its annual Founders’ Day Awards.  The awards will be presented at the Founders’ Day 2011 celebration, scheduled to take place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

First celebrated in 1960 on the eve of the institution’s 75th anniversary, Founders’ Day salutes the enterprising spirit of those who helped the university’s predecessor, the Tempe Normal School, become a reality on March 7, 1885.  The Alumni Association began its tradition of presenting Founders’ Day Awards in 1964.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Nov. 24. Nominations are being accepted in four categories:

The Alumni Achievement Award –
presented to an alumnus who has excelled in his or her profession and contributed to ASU and/or the ASU Alumni Association and the community.
 
The Young Alumni Achievement Award – presented to an alumnus who attended ASU within the last 15 years, has excelled in his or her profession and has contributed to ASU and/or the ASU Alumni Association and the community.

Staff Achievement Award – presented to an ASU staff member whose outstanding contributions to ASU have enhanced significantly the well-being and reputation of ASU within the community at large.

Faculty Achievement – This award is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary contributions in any of three categories: Teaching, Research and Service. Typically, the Alumni Association honors one faculty member in each category each year.

In addition to the awards presented by the Alumni Association, the ASU Foundation for a New American University also will present its Philanthropist of the Year award at the Founders’ Day event. This award, first given in 2010, allows the Foundation and university to recognize community-minded citizens who have made a difference by supporting community organizations and institutions.

To make a nomination for the 2011 Founders’ Day Awards, visit: http://www.asu.edu/foundersday/awards