UIRA Board Approves Establishing an Awards Program For Outstanding Contributions to Community, University

The UIRA Board voted unanimously at its monthly meeting October 14 to establish an awards program that annually will recognize two UIRA members for outstanding voluntary service—one for contributions to the community and another for contributions to the University. The program has three purposes: (1) to recognize UIRA members for their service; (2) to draw attention to contributions that retirees make; and (3) to encourage retirees to offer their talents and skills in ways that benefit the community and University.

Details of the awards are still being worked out by the Board, though an outline of the program is emerging. To be eligible, nominees must be retired for at least two years. Any UIRA member may nominate a UIRA member, including him/herself. Award recipients will be announced at the annual spring business meeting. The Board will appoint a five-person selection committee comprised of two staff, two faculty members and the UIRA president. Deadline for submitting nominations to the UIRA president has been set for January 31, 2015.

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