Deadline: January 25, 2013
Do you know of a faculty or staff member who has made exemplary contributions to the common good through public service? If so, we urge you to nominate him or her for the University’s 2013 Outstanding Public Service Award.
This award, initiated in 1980, recognizes faculty and staff efforts to improve the quality of people’s lives locally, nationally, or internationally. It is presented at the University’s annual Recognition Ceremony in June and includes a $5,000 award. The selection committee considers the nature and extent of the public service activity, the amount of time and effort involved, and the lasting impact it has had. The basis for the nomination may be social, cultural, civic, education-related, or health-related achievements. It may be uncompensated consulting work within one’s area of expertise, or volunteer work in other areas.
Nominations for the award may be made by faculty or staff, or by a member of an organization that has benefited from the public service activity. Nominating letters should not exceed two single-spaced typed pages. They should include the following:
- A description of the nature, extent, and impact of the service;
- The period in which the activity occurred and a description of the effort involved;
- Whether the nominee received compensation for the activity.
Nominations and a maximum of three additional one-page letters supporting the nomination must be received by Friday, January 25, 2013. Nominations and letters of support can be sent
- by attachment to: Kathleen Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by mail to: the Simpson Center for the Humanities
Communications Building, Suite 206
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195-3710.
The selection committee is composed of both faculty and staff.
Public service is an important way that our faculty and staff influences the community around us and helps our University be the exemplary institutional citizen that it is. Please take the time to nominate your colleague who inspires us all.
Past Outstanding Public Service Award Recipients
- 1980, Howard Nostrand, Professor of Romance Languages
- 1981, Michael K. Copass, Associate Professor of Medicine- Nephrology
- 1982, Joseph A. Witt, Research Associate Professor, Center for Urban Horticulture
- 1983, Solomon Katz, University Historian and Professor Emeritus of History
- 1984, Brewster C. Denny, Professor of Graduate School of Public Affairs
- 1985, Victor Steinbrueck, Professor Emeritus, Architecture (Awarded Posthumously)
- 1986, Robert Aldrich, Pediatrics
- 1987, W.T. Edmundson, Professor Emeritus, Zoology
- 1988, Marci Catanzaro, Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing
- 1989, Abraham B. Bergman, Director, Department of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center
- 1990, Roy Prosterman, Professor, School of Law
- 1991, Betty Jane Narver, Director, Institute for Public Policy and Management; Graduate School of Public Affairs
- 1992, Robert W. Deisher, Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, School of Medicine
- 1993, Hubert Locke, Professor, Graduate School of Public Affairs
- 1994, Philip Bereano, Professor, Technical Communications, Adjunct Professor, Women Studies and American Ethnic Studies
- 1995, Peter Domoto, School of Dentistry
- 1996, Diana Wilke, School of Nursing, Physiological Nursing
- 1997, Ann Streissguth, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- 1998, Edward D. Lazowska, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
- 1999, Albert Black, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
- 2000, Eugene Edgar, Professor, College of Education
- 2001, Charles Mock, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
- 2002, Anita Ramasastry, Professor, School of Law
- 2003, Dena Brownstein, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- 2004, Millie Russell, Assistant to the Vice President, Minority Affairs
- 2005, Bruce Psaty, Professor, Medicine and Epidemiology
- 2006, Sinclair Yee, Professor, Electrical Engineering
- 2007, Erasmo Gamboa, Associate Professor, American Ethnic Studies
- 2008, Nancy Amidei, Senior Lecturer, Social Work
- 2009, Richard Ladner, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
- 2010, Terrie Klinger, Associate Professor, School of Marine Affairs
- 2011, Tracy Harachi, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
- 2012, Jacqueline McMurtrie, Associate Professor, School of Law