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Alumni Achievement Guidelines

For recognition at the annual GFCB awards banquet

Alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, community members and students are invited to nominate individuals who are alumni from the Gordon Ford College or its predecessor, the Bowling Green College of Commerce. Selection of an awardee(s) will follow the process outlined below.

Nominees must have attended or graduated from Western Kentucky University or the Bowling Green College of Commerce with an interest or program related to study in Business. Criteria for selection of the awardee(s) include outstanding achievement in one or more of the following categories:

  1. professional and business accomplishments and contributions;
  2. leadership within a business, organization or industry;
  3. unique and substantial public service;
  4. creative and/or entrepreneurial leadership or new venture creation;
  5. contributions to philanthropic and humanitarian causes including the advancement of higher education.

Nominees will be screened and recommended by a committee appointed by the Ford College Dean. Committee members will include a current member of the Ford College Administrative Council, an undergraduate or graduate student, two business alumni and two members of the faculty in the Ford College of Business.

Nominations are due by March 15 to the Office of the Dean, Gordon Ford College of Business. A letter of nomination with supporting reasons is required. If desired, other materials such as a vita, newspaper articles or documents may accompany the nomination letter. A current address is also required so we may notify nominees.

The award will include public recognition of the awardee(s) and an inscription on a permanent plaque located in Grise Hall. The recipient will also receive an engraved memento or scroll honoring their award for “Business Alumni Achievement Award.” The award is normally expected to be given at the spring Faculty and Student Recognition Dinner for the Ford College of Business.

If there are questions about the nomination or selection process, please call Wendi Kelley at 270‐745‐2279 in the Office of the Dean, Gordon Ford College of Business, or e‐mail wendi.kelley@wku.edu.


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