Student nominations sought for Val J. Halamandaris Award, deadline April 3

Posted Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 12:00am

The Val. J. Halamandaris Caring Award was established in 1996 by Bill Halamandaris, Val's brother, and the College of Eastern Utah. It is a fitting tribute to a CEU student who demonstrates the spirit of caring, humanitarianism, and volunteerism exemplified by Halamandaris.

Any College of Eastern Utah student in good standing and who will be graduating this year is eligible for nomination for the Caring Award.

A student may nominate himself or herself or may be nominated by someone else – a faculty or staff member, another student, or someone off campus.

Applications for nominations for the Caring Award are available in the CEU academic vice-president's office (Reeves 183) or the CEU SUN Center (Student Center 207). The application deadline is April 3.

The CEU student selected for the Caring Award will be presented with a trophy and a $100 cash award at the 2006 commencement ceremony.

Nominees must have involvement in college activities providing direct service to others and/or similar direct service involvement in the community. Positions of leadership support, as opposed to direct service, are acceptable. The Caring Award nominee must demonstrate:

•Good standing at CEU

•Graduating this year

•Intrinsic commitment to voluntary service

•Initiative and innovation in problem-solving

•Persistence in overcoming obstacles

•Advocacy for change that alleviates, or considerably improves, the status quo

•And, most important, continual caring as demonstrated by volunteer activities.

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