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Nominate a student, faculty, staff, or organization for the University of Arizona Africana Achievement Award
During this year’s graduation and convocation ceremony, Africana Studies and African American Student Affairs will be co-sponsoring an opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding students, faculty, and staff who work to make the University of Arizona a top-rate institution. Any members of the UA campus community can nominate an individual or organization for the UA Africana Achievement Award by completing the online nomination form by Friday, April 26th 2013.
Award Eligibility Includes:
· Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduating in May, August or December 2013
· Professional or classified staff members
· Faculty members
· Student-run clubs or organizations
Africana Achievement Award Criteria:
1. Recognized individuals should exemplify one or more of the following values:
a. Scholarship: Nominated individuals or organizations will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing scholarship within a particular field of study. Nomination letters should describe in detail how the nominee has overcome obstacles, exceeded expectations, or otherwise demonstrated a long-term commitment to making scholarly contributions.
b. Leadership: Nominated individuals or organizations will have proven to be exemplary leaders within their department, community group, or organization. Nominations should describe how the nominee has demonstrated leadership that inspires, is inclusive of diverse perspectives and experiences, how they’ve inspired positive change within a given context or overcome barriers to achieve their degree.
c. Service: Nominated individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service and a commitment to making positive contributions through volunteering, advising, or otherwise working to improve the community.
Instructions for submitting a nomination:
1. Two people will be listed on each nomination. The primary and a secondary nominator will both be individuals familiar with the contributions of the individual or organization.
2. Visit the online nomination form at: http://studentvoice.com/az/
3. Using the form, submit contact information for the primary nominator, secondary nominator, and nominee.
4. In 500 words or less, describe how the nominated person or organization has demonstrated one or more of the values started in the award criteria.
Award submissions will be reviewed by convocation committee members. Award recipients will be notified by Friday, May 3rd 2013. The award presentation will take place at the AASA Convocation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7th 2013, beginning at 5:30pm in the Student Union North Ballroom.
A Child’s Dream Annual Banquet
Saturday, April 27th 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Dunbar Cultural Center (325 W. 2nd St)
Come out and support the African Student Association for an evening of fine dining and tremendous entertainment. More information about tickets is on the attatched flyer, or visit the event facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/
Join us as we recognize our graduates at this year’s AASA Convocation Ceremony
Tuesday, May 7th 2013
5:30pm, Student Union North Ballroom
In addition to presenting this year’s graduates, the AASA Convocation will featured speakers, cultural performances, awards and more. Join us in celebrating!
Graduates can register and RSVP for guests by visiting: http://aasa.arizona.edu/
BLACK is back. Join the new Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (BLACK) Community
The word “community” literally means to give among each other. The Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (BLACK) themed community provides a comfortable, fun and dynamic space for students interested in spending time giving and receiving support from their peers, and engaging in exploration of the African American experience on campus as well as nationally.
Through a partnership with African American Student Affairs (AASA), students can expect engaged dialogue about a variety of topics, group study sessions, organized opportunities to volunteer in the community, and excursions off-campus. Participants in this community share common interests in excelling academically, exploring the histories and experiences of people of African descent, and a desire to develop their understanding of leadership, and personal identity. Additionally, students who participate in this community have access to a faculty fellow from AASA for mentoring and advising, can earn course credit through the AASA Internship Program, and can take advantage of multiple opportunities to build relationships with local and campus community leaders.
Join the BLACK community today, give your time to building fellowship with other students, and receive the benefits of an awesome cultural leadership experience!