Washington College Opens Call for The President’s Medal; Nominations

Washington College
CHESTERTOWN, MD—November 8, 2017

Nominations are open for the Washington College President’s Medal, which is presented annually to community residents and organizations for meritorious service to the Chestertown and the greater Kent County community.

“These awards are intended as an annual way to recognize excellence and leadership and, with your help and participation, contribute to a strong sense of community,” says College President Kurt Landgraf, who accepts the recommendations of the Awards Advisory Committee and makes the final decisions on recipients. “I hope you will nominate a colleague, community member, or local organization for one or more of these special honors.”

Nominations are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. The awardees will be honored at the George Washington’s Birthday Convocation on February 23, 2018.

The President’s Medal recognizes the accomplishments of an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of Washington College and/or the region. Last year’s recipients of the President’s Medal were The Lions Clubs of Kent County and Richard S. Bookbinder P’10.

Here are the particulars:

– A cover sheet that includes the following information must accompany each nomination: (1) the name of the nominee; (2) the award for which the individual or organization is being nominated; and (3) the name of the nominator.
– Nominations should be sent to: President’s Awards Advisory Committee c/o President’s Office, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
– Criteria: The recipient of the President’s Medal will be an individual or organization with an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of life in Chestertown, Kent County, and/or at Washington College. The candidate’s career or organization’s work should be distinguished by a dedication to the fulfillment of the ideals represented in the Washington College Mission Statement and by service to their fellow human beings. Particular emphasis will be placed on contributions that have had a wide-ranging positive influence on Chestertown and the Washington College community.
– Eligibility: Any individual or organization may be nominated for the President’s Medal. A nominee should have at least five years of demonstrated service. Normally, one President’s Medal will be awarded each year.
– Nomination Materials: A letter of nomination should be submitted, clearly indicating why the individual or organization should be so honored and how the individual or organization exemplifies the criteria for this award. A résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief background sketch of the nominee should accompany the nomination letter. At least two, but no more than three, seconding letters of nomination may accompany the nomination or may be sent under separate cover. In subsequent years, nominations submitted in the past two years will automatically be reconsidered; however, updated information is encouraged.

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