Nominations are being accepted for the Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service, which recognizes the contributions of University of Delaware community members to the well-being of all the people of the state.
The Ratledge family, Delawareans who can trace their roots to the 1700s, established the award to encourage and recognize significant public service contributions with at least one award of $1,000 made each year.
Recipients of the award must be members of the UD community. Professional staff, faculty and students are eligible. Preference is given to members of the School of Public Policy and Administration and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The award is presented to those who exemplify excellence in public service to citizens in the state, and those contributions are defined to include both paid and volunteer work. The $1,000 can be used for any purpose.
As specified by the endowment gift to the University, the award committee is chaired by the director of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Maria Aristigueta. It includes the following members: a director from a center in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Jerome Lewis, Institute for Public Administration; the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mark Rieger; and the director of Cooperative Extension in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michelle Rodgers.
Nominations are being sought University-wide. Nominations must be in the form of a letter to the chair as per below and must include basic biographical information (name, address, status/position at the University) and a detailed description of the public service contributions of the nominee. There is no form necessary for submission.
The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2018 and nominations received after that date will not be considered.
Those making nominations should send a letter of nomination by email to the School of Public Policy and Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Ratledge Award Nomination” in the subject line of your email.