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The Online Bridge: Winter 2005
Issue 10, January 2005

A call for nominations:
Taylor University College and Seminary Distinguished Alumni Award

We are very proud of the alumni of our schools and the difference their lives make. We want to celebrate the contributions of all our alumni by recognizing the individuals who have truly distinguished themselves as Christ-minded leaders making a difference in the world. To do this we need your help.

We are asking for your nominations of an alumnus of CTI, NABC, EBS or Taylor University College and Seminary for the Distinguished Alumni Award . Think of a former student(s) whose life is a witness to leadership and service. Make sure they and the world knows how proud we are of them and what God is doing in and through their life by nominating them for this award. This will be our third annual award. Last year’s award winners were Dr. Terry Fossen, Thabea (Tabby) Walters and Darryl Singer.

Please review the award criteria listed below and submit your nomination to the Coordinator of Alumni Affairs or Neil Kaarsemaker, Director of Development by March 31, 2005. A link to the PDF of the nomination form is listed below and additional copies are available from the Taylor general office.

Focus of awards:
To recognize alumni who, through their lives of service, have demonstrated the attributes of Christ-minded leadership.


Nomination criteria and process

  • A graduate or former student of CTI, NABC or Taylor University College and Seminary who through their lives have demonstrated Christ-minded leadership.
  • Preference will be given to living nominees but special consideration will be given to posthumous nominations.
  • Examples of Christ-minded leadership would include being influential or transformational, putting others before self, not seeking status or honor and showing a commitment to personal spiritual growth.
  • This person would be seen as making a difference in society through their service in the church, Christian mission, business, the arts, community service, education, political life or other endeavors.
  • Current staff, faculty and members of the Board of Trustees are not eligible to be nominated for this award.
  • There are no limitations on the number of nominations you can submit.
  • Provide a brief written description of the nominee and why you feel they warrant recognition.
  • Supporting references for the nominee from other individuals will strengthen your nomination.

Awarding process

  • The award committee will review the nominations received and select up to 3 awards recipients annually.
  • Award winners will be contacted by the nomination committee to confirm their willingness to accept the award.
  • Award recipients to be announced at our spring Alumni Reception

Click here to download the Nomination Form in PDF!

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