The 14th Annual Honors Convocation will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Once again, the Founders Award Committee is asking for assistance in identifying candidates for Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence, the highest honor of the Convocation ceremony.
The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer. The award consists of a special certificate, recognition by faculty, staff, and peers at the Honors Convocation ceremony, and a $100 cash prize. The ceremony will honor 70 students from the Troy and Hartford campuses approximately 1 percent of the student population.
Nominations are being sought from faculty, staff, and students. Students may receive the Founders Award of Excellence only once during their tenure at Rensselaer. Nominators are encouraged to submit supporting documentation with the nomination form or ask others to join in endorsing an excellent candidate. A nomination may be supported by more than one nominator.
Downloadable nomination forms may be found at www.rpi.edu/news/foundersaward. Please complete the Nomination Form and return it to the appropriate office listed no later than Monday, May 19, 2008.