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January 19, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

For over fifteen years, Tufts University has honored exceptional students with the prestigious Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service. These awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students across the University for outstanding achievement in community service and civic leadership. I invite you to be part of this tradition by nominating students for the 2016 Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service.

To make your nomination, please visit Tisch College’s web site at All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Awards will be presented at a special ceremony for recipients on April 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall. Award recipients, their families and their nominators will be invited to attend.

Education for active citizenship is a core value of Tufts, and it is one of the most important ways the University makes a positive impact on both individuals and society. The Presidential Awards honor our commitment to civic engagement, recognizing outstanding student accomplishment and celebrating the diverse meanings of citizenship and public service that Tufts seeks to support.

As you consider potential nominees, consider Tufts’ broad definition of citizenship and public service. Awards are meant to recognize the full range of citizenship and public service activities in which our students excel. Examples of activities can include volunteer service in established programs, informal kinds of service, new student initiatives, and participation in community activities and governance. We need you to help us identify outstanding student nominees from across all our undergraduate majors and all our graduate and professional schools.

Thank you for continuing this important tradition at Tufts.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco