We invite you to nominate a Nebraskan who’s gone above and beyond in promoting the impact of the University.
August 14, 2018
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of President Hank Bounds, I’m pleased to invite your nominations for the inaugural Presidential Medal of Service, a new award that will celebrate Nebraskans’ efforts in promoting the value and impact of the work you do every day.
We’re fortunate to serve an institution that is so closely connected to the economic and social well-being of the state. The impact of your work – in agriculture, healthcare, workforce development and so many other areas – is significant and far-reaching.
We are equally fortunate to have so many partners across the state who are willing to share stories of that impact with their fellow community members, friends and family members, and policymakers. I’ve seen this firsthand in my short time at the university, and it’s truly humbling. The Presidential Medal of Service is meant to honor those efforts.
If you know a Nebraskan who has gone above and beyond in promoting the University of Nebraska and the role of higher education in growing our state, I hope you will take a few minutes to fill out an online nomination form here. Nominees, for example, may have testified to policymakers on behalf of the university, led a letter-writing campaign, spoken at a public meeting on an issue important to the university, or hosted an event to raise community awareness of our impact.
University employees, elected officials and candidates for elected office are not eligible to receive the Medal.
Nominations are due September 10. After a review of nominees, President Bounds will select a winner, to be announced and honored publicly at an event later this fall.
Thank you for helping us lift up and celebrate champions of the University of Nebraska and higher education who make such important contributions to our success. I know they are proud to tell your story.
Wendy Hind, Ph.D., J.D.
Vice President for University Affairs
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