August 25, 2011 — Nominations are due Sept. 21 for the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Awards, the highest honor given to members of the University of Virginia community.
For the fourth year, two awards will be given. One award, sponsored since 1955 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation, recognizes excellence in service to the University. The other award, which was established in 2009 by the Alumni Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Endowment Fund Inc., recognizes excellence in scholarship.
Nominees should be members of the faculty who have exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson, and thus have advanced the objectives for which Jefferson founded the University.
Recipients must have served on the faculty for 15 or more years. Retired faculty members are not eligible.
Each award consists of a citation and a cash prize. President Teresa A. Sullivan will present the awards at the Fall Convocation, which will be held Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena.
Nominations with supporting documents – resume/curriculum vita, letters – are due by noon on Sept. 21. They should be sent to the chair of the Thomas Jefferson Awards Committee, Leake Cottage, P.O. Box 400139.
For information and list of previous recipients, visit the Fall Convocation Honors website.