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The nominations period is now open for candidates to be selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s nominee to the UNC system for consideration for the 2016 O. Max Gardner Award, given by the UNC Board of Governors to “that member of the faculty of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, who, during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.”

This nomination process proceeds in two stages:  First, campus constituencies nominate candidates for consideration by our local faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards (HDA) before the initial campus deadline of December 7, 2015. Second, the HDA committee selects one local nominee for whom to develop the more elaborate nomination packet that must be put forward from this campus (by January 7, 2016) to the system for consideration in the larger competition.

Details on this award and how to submit a name for campus consideration are here.  All that is required at present are basic nominee details and a brief letter of nomination.

The local deadline is midnight, December 7, 2015.

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