Seeking Nominations for Dean’s Achievement Awards

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Helena Dettmer, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Curriculum
RE: Seeking Nominations for Dean’s Achievement Awards

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This spring the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will select two eligible graduating students to receive the “Dean’s Achievement Award.” Nominated students must be eligible for services from Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE). Students who graduated December 2017 or who will graduate May or July 2018 are eligible for nomination. The awards will be made at the Center for Diversity & Enrichment Graduation Reception on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Main Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union.

The College looks upon the nomination process as an opportunity for individual faculty who teach, advise, and often mentor students in the major department to indicate students they consider deserving of special awards and recognition. This is our practice, for example, with nominations for the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion. There is no obligation for faculty to forward a nomination if they do not know the student/the student’s work or feel that such recognition is not warranted.

The selection committee is particularly interested in the student’s academic accomplishments within and beyond the major; special honors, scholarships; activities and volunteering (on and off campus).  In many cases, information about activities and volunteering is provided by the student in a résumé. 

The names and UI email addresses of currently enrolled CLAS students who are graduating CDE clients with eligible grade point averages will be provided in a separate message. Please note that nominees should have a minimum 3.3 University of Iowa and Cumulative grade point average. Although all will have completed 120 semester hours by May or July 2018, we ask for your help in verifying with students whether they are planning to graduate at that time.

If you choose to nominate a student for this award, please solicit a résumé from your nominee. Send the student’s resume and your letter of support to Jennifer Eimers ( ), Academic Programs and Student Development, 120 Schaeffer Hall, by Friday, March 23, 2018. Résumés and letters may be sent as email attachments or via campus mail.

Thank you for your support in celebrating the achievements of our students.