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Nominate Your Fellow Generals

— by on November 8th, 2016

2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award Winners Lyndsay Polloway ’06 and Charlie Yates ’06 receiving their awards on Friday, October 21 in Washington Hall.2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award Winners Lyndsay Polloway ’06 and Charlie Yates ’06, ’10L

The selection committee of the alumni board, Michael McGarry, chair, is seeking confidential nominations from alumni. 

First, every other year this committee develops a confidential slate of potential nominees for the University board of trustees.  While we maintain lists and believe we are generally aware of loyal and accomplished alumni, please feel free to identify anyone you believe to be worthy of this highest honor by sending an email to Beau Dudley, executive director of alumni affairs at wdudley@wlu.edu

Second, each year the committee considers and selects winners of the distinguished alumni award at the annual meeting during alumni weekend.  The general criteria include: Service to the university, notable success in a career or profession, a reputation which reflects very well on the University, community and civic involvement, and true public service without regard to remuneration or title.   

Some preference is given for members of a class celebrating a five year reunion at that time. This year that includes the classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002.  

Please send any names you wish the committee to consider in confidence to wdudley@wlu.edu

To maintain the completely confidential nature of the committees deliberations, please do not mention your nomination to that person. 

If you missed this year’s Young Alumni Weekend, be sure to check out our recap here: https://www.wlu.edu/alumni-affairs/campus-events/young-alumni-weekend