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Thursday – Oct. 24, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its annual awards. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 11.

The awards are presented annually to those who excel in their careers, the community and in life. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the NKU Alumni Awards Celebration in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom.

Award categories include:

  • Distinguished Service: This award recognizes alumni who have contributed time, talent and effort enhancing the quality of life at NKU or to make their community a better place to live.

  • Outstanding Young Alumnus: This award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years who have contributed service enhancing the quality of life at NKU or the greater community and/or who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishments.

  • NKU Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence: This award may go to either a faculty or a staff member (full or part-time, tenured or non-tenured) whose teaching, counseling or advising had a strong and lasting impact on the life and/or career of the nominating alum. The individual should be currently working at NKU or retired, although the award may be given posthumously.

  • Outstanding Alumnus: One alum will be selected from each NKU college to receive this award. The Outstanding Alumnus Award recognizes an alum who, through his or her successes and accomplishments, has enhanced the image of NKU. Please specify the nominee’s major or college attended while at NKU. The NKU colleges are: Arts and Sciences, Haile/US Bank College of Business, Education and Human Services, Health Professions, Informatics and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Each college makes the final decision on the recipient of its award.

Anyone can submit an award nomination by completing a simple nomination form at Additional supporting information can be submitted to either or by fax to (859) 572-1950. If necessary, the awards committee may contact the nominator or nominee for further information.

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