Background Each year, the Alumni Association of Eastern New Mexico University presents prestigious Alumni Awards to outstanding individuals during the annual Homecoming activities. The Alumni Association Board of Directors select award recipients from nominations submitted by alumni and friends of the University. The program was initiated in 1966, and awards have been presented annually since that time. Eastern will honor the 2013 Alumni Award recipients at the 38th ENMU Foundation Breakfast in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building.
Call for Nominations Nominations should provide specific and complete information to support the award category. Individuals who have nominated candidates in previous yerars and wish to have those candidates considered for the 2014 awards should again provide complete nomination information. The Alumni Awards Committee does not have an opportunity to collect information in addition to the original nomination material. Consequently, the material submitted on behalf of a nominee must include complete information.
Method of Selection Nominations are directed to the ENMU Alumni Affairs office, and the information is distributed to an eight-member Awards Nomination Committee. The Committee reviews the material and presents nominees in each categroy to the Board of Directors for final selection at the 2014 winter board meeting. Employees of ENMU are not eligible to receive these awards.
Categories of Awards Outstanding Alumni Award
Eligible nominees are ENMU graduates who are outstanding in their profession, in community service and outreach, or in special causes and/or artistic endeavors.
Distinguished Service Award
Eligible nominees must currently or in the recent past have provided a high level of service to ENMU, both in amount of substantive time and measurable areas of contribution, and are not required to be ENMU graduates.
Honorary Lifetime Alumni Award
Eligible nominees are individuals who provide an outstanding service to our nation and who are NOT ENMU graduates. Only one lifetime honorary award will be named annually and only in years qualified candidates are identified.
Self-nominations are not allowed.
A maximum of five awardees will be chosen annually from three categories.
A list of past awardees is available upon request from Robert.Graham@ENMU.edu or by calling 575-562-4251
Completed applications will be reviewed.
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2014, 11:59 PM MDT
Submit One Form Per Nomination To: Robert C. Graham, Coordinator of Alumni Affairs Eastern New Mexico University Station 48 1500 S. Ave K Portales, NM 88130 575-562-4251 (office) / 888-772-3668 (toll free) / 575-562-2061 (fax)