Chestertown, MD, November 2, 2005 — Washington College has a tradition of recognizing employees for continuous years of service to the institution. I would like to extend this tradition by inaugurating a new program to recognize employees, as well as community members and organizations, for meritorious service to Washington College and or Chestertown and the greater Kent County community. To do so, I have established a President's Medal and a President's Distinguished Service Award. Each year, I will appoint a President's Awards Advisory Committee to receive and evaluate nominations and to make recommendations to me.
Enclosed please find a call for nominations and a description of the President's Medal and the President's Distinguished Service Awards. The President's Medal is intended to recognize the accomplishments of an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of Washington College and/or the region. The President's Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional performance, leadership and service by faculty and staff of Washington College.
On behalf of the Awards Advisory Committee, I request that nominations for these awards be submitted by Wednesday, November 30, 2005. The committee will review all nominations and make recommendations to me. I will then make the final selection of the award recipients. The awardees will be honored at the George Washington's Birthday Convocation on February 18, 2006.
I hope that you will nominate a colleague, community member, or organization for one of these special recognitions. These awards are intended to be an annual way to recognize excellence and leadership and, with your help and participation, contribute to a strong sense of community at Washington College. This year, in recognition of Chestertown's 300th Anniversary Celebration, we would especially welcome President's Medal nominations of individuals or organizations that have contributed to the betterment of Chestertown.
Thank you for your participation in this important process.