The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university in both official and unofficial capacities. Awards are not made on the basis of long, faithful or loyal service alone, but rather for service that is truly distinguished. Nominees may include those who have served in academic or administrative positions at the university, as well as alumni and other non-university individuals. Customarily, no faculty or staff member is recognized until at least one year after retirement. Honorees are recognized at commencement. A brief nomination form is required by Sept. 10. Visit the University Awards website for more information.