Carlow Laureate Award

  • Carlow Laureate Award
  • About the Carlow Laureate Award

    Created in 2009, the University’s 80th anniversary year, the Carlow Laureate Award is an academic institutional honor given to Carlow University distinguished alumni. Awards will be presented to the selected Carlow Laureates at a celebratory luncheon held in May the day before spring Commencement. The Laureates will also participate in the Commencement ceremony.


    Criteria for Nomination

    All nominees must have an earned undergraduate or graduate degree from Carlow University. All graduates who are not employees of Carlow University are eligible for the award. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years professional experience with documented professional successes/achievements. Nominate a Carlow Laureate

    Nomination Process

    To nominate a candidate for consideration, the nominator should complete a Nomination Form and submit with a Nominator’s Statement (no more than 2 pages), detailing how the nominee’s qualifications fulfill each category for the award. Additional documentation should be provided to enhance the nomination. Please also send the nominee's current resume and any additional documentation which might enhance the nomination.

    Nominations will be reviewed by a committee which includes Carlow University faculty and a Carlow Laureate who also represents alumni.

    Deadline for nomination submission is February 7, 2014.

    All nominations are confidential.

    Review Process

    Award recipients are recommended by the Carlow Laureate Award Committee, which consists of the provost, a University trustee, a dean, the current president of the Alumni Association, the vice president of Advancement, director of Alumni Relations, a Sister of Mercy, a current Carlow student, and elected representatives from the faculty and Student Affairs. Committee members may serve a maximum of three years. Membership of the committee balances proper representation of the disciplines of the University. The committee has the privilege of consulting members of the Carlow University community but is free to act independently. Awardees will have the opportunity to engage with the University community through service and mentoring activities.

    Selection Criteria

    • Exceptional Achievement. The nominee must have made exceptional achievement and contributions to the nominee’s profession, community, society, and/or university.
    • Demonstrated Leadership. The nominee must be a respected leader and role model in the nominee’s profession and/or community.
    • Reflection of University Ideals. The nominee must embody the mission and values of the university in the nominee’s personal life.

    NOMINATION FORM

    For the May 2014 Awards, nominations must be submitted by February 7, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Margaret McLaughlin by email (academicaffairs@carlow.edu).