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Nominations sought

Alumni Association seeks nominations for volunteer posts, awards


3:31 p.m., Dec. 5, 2012--The University of Delaware Alumni Association is accepting nominations for several alumni volunteer positions and awards, as well as several student awards. 

Alumni nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted until Jan. 25 for the UD Alumni Association Board of Directors. New members will begin four-year terms on July 1, 2013. Previous volunteer experience, especially with UD, and giving history are considered. For more information and a nomination form, visit

Outstanding professional and public service achievements by UD graduates are recognized with the Alumni Wall of Fame Award. Recipients are honored at a ceremony and reception held during Alumni Weekend. Connection to UD and giving history are considered. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 25. For information and a nomination form, visit

Student nominations

The Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Awards annually honor an outstanding woman and man, respectively, of the senior class. Recipients are awarded $2,500, are recognized at a luncheon and lead the alumni delegates procession at Commencement. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding academic success, community service and leadership and must have a 3.0 or better cumulative index. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 18. For more information and a nomination form, visit  

The Milton L. Draper Award provides one or two $2,000 scholarships each year to a sophomore or junior for exhibiting outstanding performance in fostering student - alumni interaction. The recipient must exemplify Mr. Draper's characteristics of leadership, dedication and enthusiasm for the University. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 18. For information and a nomination form, visit

More detailed information, a list of past alumni award recipients and applications can be found on the alumni website at

Questions and completed nominations can be sent to Lauren Murray Simione, associate director of alumni relations, at or 302-831-1408.

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