The IUSA and the US Embassy are on the lookout for nominations for our inaugural alumni awards program. We are looking for some of the great and good from Irish society who have contributed to positive Irish US relations.
Awards are open to any participants on US Exchange programmes including Boston College, J1, Fulbright recipients etc. The award will be presented at IUSA’s annual conference in January 2015 and two categories of nominations will be considered.
The IUSA Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honour bestowed by the Ireland-United States Alumni Association. Those considered will have demonstrated a long-term commitment to promoting the special relationship between then United States and Ireland, have made outstanding contributions in professional or philanthropic pursuits, or who have participated in service related to the Ireland-United States Alumni Association. Nominations should provide substantive examples of how the alumna/alumnus has made a positive impact in their community or profession.
IUSA Emerging Leader Award
This award recognizes young alumni of U.S. exchange programs, including J1 alumni, who have made a significant contribution to their community and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service. Nominees must have completed their exchange within the past ten years. Nominations should provide substantive examples of how the alumna/alumnus has made a positive impact in their community or profession after returning from their exchange program. There is an expectation that the nominee is in the beginning of what will be a long-term distinguished career or role.
Nominations are open and closing date has been extended to Monday 15th December 2014 at noon.
Check out the awards page on http://www.irishusalumni.com/award/