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Subject: Call for Nominations - Undergraduate University Awards

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Call for Nominations - Undergraduate University Awards

Each spring the University honors outstanding scholar-leaders at the
University Awards Program. Hosted by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union -
Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa, this program features some of
the University’s most prestigious awards. This year’s University Student
Leadership Awards Program will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018. I am writing
to enlist your assistance in identifying candidates for each of the honors
detailed below. You are invited to nominate individuals for these awards.

Senior Awards for August 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 Graduates

The Byrd Citizenship Prizes and Wilson H. Elkins Award are selected from the
same applicant pool. Individuals who nominate candidates for either of these
awards will enter into the pool for both. The Byrd Citizenship Prizes are
presented as a memorial to the late President Emeritus H. C. Byrd and his
mother Sally Sterling Byrd, to a student who identifies as a male and to a
student who identifies as a female member of the graduating senior class who
during their collegiate careers have most nearly typified the model citizen
and have contributed significantly to the general advancement of the
interests of the University. The Wilson H. Elkins Award is presented to a
member of the graduating senior class who has displayed outstanding
involvement and leadership in campus activities and who has contributed
significantly to the general advancement of student affairs.

The Bethune Award, named in honor of the African-American educator Mary
McLeod Bethune, is presented to a member of the graduating senior class who
has contributed most significantly to the advancement of the African-American
student community at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The La Raza Unida Award, which translates as “the people united,” is
presented to a member of the graduating senior class who has contributed most
significantly to the advancement of the Latino(a) student community at
Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The Lorde-O’Leary Award, named after writer/activist Audre Lorde and the
late University of Maryland Professor Ron O’Leary, is presented to a member
of the graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the
advancement of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender student community
at Maryland and the general interest of the University.

The Vera Cruz-Kochiyama Award, named after labor activist Phillip Vera Cruz
and the Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama, is presented to a member of the
graduating senior class who has contributed most significantly to the Asian
Pacific American student community at Maryland and the general interest of
the University.

Junior Award for May 2019 Graduates

The William E. Kirwan Award is presented to a junior who will graduate May
2019 and who has exhibited outstanding leadership and commitment to the
college community. Nominees will be evaluated on their academic performance;
involvement in student activities; community service; and promotion of campus
diversity/race relations, international relations and/or international
understanding.

Undergraduate Student Awards

The Loving Award, named in honor of Mildred and Richard Loving, for their
bravery and perseverance in invalidating miscegenation laws via the landmark
Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, is presented to a member of the
University of Maryland undergraduate community who has demonstrated a
significant and ongoing commitment to multiracial and cross-cultural causes
and communities.

The Sarah Winnemucca Award, named in honor of Paiute activist, educator, and
author Sarah Winnemucca, for her tireless dedication in advocating for the
rights of Native American communities, is presented to a member of the
University of Maryland undergraduate community who has demonstrated a
significant and ongoing commitment to Native American Indian and Indigenous
communities.

You may access the nomination form at
https://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/nominate/. Enter the nominee’s name and
umd.edu email address. Utilize the student lookup feature, if needed. The
nominee’s personal and academic information will automatically populate.
Nominations should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018. The
student nominee will receive an email inviting them to apply after the
nomination deadline. Their application and essay must be submitted by 4:00
p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 for full consideration.

I encourage you to share this material with members of your organization.
Please contact me at 301-314-8491 or via e-mail at [log in to unmask] should you
have questions about the nomination process or the Awards Program. Thank you
for your assistance with this important selection process.

If you experience technical difficulties with submitting the nomination form,
please email IT Services at [log in to unmask]

Contact Person: Brooke Supple at [log in to unmask]
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]

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