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January 26, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

I invite and encourage you to nominate students for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Citizenship and Public Service. Each year these awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students from all schools for outstanding achievement in community service and civic leadership. Please click here to make nominations or visit the Tisch College web site at The deadline for submitting nominations is February 23.

I will be presenting the awards at a ceremony on April 24, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall. Award recipients and their nominators will be invited to attend.

Education for active citizenship is a signature strength of Tufts, and one of the most important ways the University makes a positive impact on both individuals and society. The Presidential Awards are an opportunity both to recognize outstanding student accomplishment and to celebrate the diverse meanings of citizenship and public service that Tufts seeks to support.

As you consider potential nominees, please bear in mind Tufts’ broad definition of citizenship and public service. The awards are an important way we can recognize the full range of citizenship and public service activities in which our students excel. These include, for example, volunteer service in established programs, informal kinds of service, new student initiatives, and participation in community activities and governance. We rely on you to help us identify outstanding student nominees from across all our undergraduate majors and all our graduate and professional schools.

Thank you for helping to continue this important Tufts tradition.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco