Commitment to community could mean $10,000 prize

By Staff

The Office of Academic Affairs is soliciting nominations for the annual Faculty Community Service Award, made possible by an endowment from the Chase Corporation through the CU Foundation.

The purpose of the endowment is to provide a single award of $10,000 to a full-time faculty member at one of the campuses of the University of Colorado who has rendered exceptional educational, humanitarian, civic, or other service in his or her community, outside of CU duties and for no pay.

Any university employee or student may submit nominations. Previous winners are not eligible to apply.
Each nomination packet must include:


  1. A letter of nomination that speaks specifically to the award criteria as stated above.
  2. Two supporting letters from people within the CU community who have direct knowledge of the nature and benefit of the community service.
  3. Two supporting letters from people outside the university who have direct knowledge of the nature and benefit of the community service.
  4. A copy of the faculty nominee's current curriculum vitae.

Additional relevant information supporting the nomination also may be included. Please submit six copies of the complete nomination packet to:

2010-2011 Chase Faculty Community Service Award
Office of Academic Affairs
University of Colorado
1800 Grant Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203
- OR -
Campus Box: 35 UCA

A systemwide advisory committee will review nominations and submit a recommendation to President Bruce D. Benson.

Nomination deadline is Feb. 25.

For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs, or 303-860-5623.