Call for Nominations for FGCU Graduate to Receive Alumni of Distinction Society and Soaring Eagles Society Awards
FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is sending out a call for nominations for outstanding FGCU graduates who have significantly contributed to the community.
The Alumni Association Board of Directors annually honors a distinguished graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with the Alumnus or Alumna of Distinction award. This is the most prestigious award the association bestows upon an FGCU graduate in recognition of the recipient's contributions to society.
The criteria for the Distinction award includes a distinguished professional career (both regionally and nationally), distinguished in community and recognized for service to others, and dedicated to providing ongoing service to the University.
The 2012 award recipient will join the eight previously honored alumni who are: Melissa Simontis, 2011; Ricky Pires, 2010; Laura Holquist, 2009; Nola Theiss, 2008; Guenther Gosch, 2007; Robert Mulhere, 2006; Dr. Allen Weiss, 2005; and Dr. John Little, 2004.
The Soaring Eagles Society award will honor six alumni - one from each of the University's six colleges. Nominees for these awards will have earned (at least) a bachelor's degree from FGCU within the last decade, and will be individuals who dedicate time and resources to their communities and excel in their professions.
The 2011 award recipients of the Soaring Eagles Society include Melissa Wallace, Health Professions; Matthew Johnson, Arts and Sciences; Andy Waters, Professional Studies; Samantha Scott, Business; Ansley Cockram, Education.
Deadline to submit nominations for both awards is midnight, April 1.
Recipients of each award will be recognized at the FGCU Celebration of Excellence, which will be held on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. on the FGCU campus.
For more information about the awards, or to nominate a deserving individual, visit http://www.fgcu.edu/Alumni/AlumniAwards.html.
For more information about the FGCU Alumni Association, contact Kimberly Williams, coordinator of alumni programming at (239) 590-1087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.