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Organization seeks nominations for professor award

Sep. 09, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia is seeking nominations for the 2012 Professor of the Year award, which will be presented in early 2013 at a banquet in Charleston.

Professors at all public and private colleges and universities in West Virginia are eligible. Nominations must be postmarked no later than Nov. 2 to be eligible for consideration. Forms are available online at www.wvhumanities.org.

The Faculty Merit Foundation was created in 1984 to recognize and reward outstanding innovation and creativity among the faculties of West Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education.

Through the Professor of the Year program, the achievements of these individuals are brought to the attention of the entire state. The primary step in the selection process is the request for nominations, which must include comprehensive and specific information about each nominee. The foundation board selects Professor of the Year finalists based on the written information presented and on interviews with candidates.

The Professor of the Year receives a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by United Bank, and a special handmade trophy designed specifically for this program. Smaller cash awards are given to the other finalists. For more information, call 304-346-8500.