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The Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award 2014

Purpose Of Award

The Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award Fund was created by Alfred L. Davis on the occasion of the 65th year of his association with RIT, to commemorate the dedication of the four RIT presidents with whom he worked, in their service to the Rochester community. The purpose of this award is to honor the four presidents, Mark Ellingson, Paul Miller, M. Richard Rose, and Albert Simone, with whom Mr. Davis served at RIT, and to recognize a current member of the faculty or staff who, through his/her public service, mirrors the lives of the four presidents, who have been not only outstanding professionals but also caring members of the community.

Award Criteria

The award recognizes service over and above an individual’s regular institutional responsibilities, which provides a benefit beyond the university and has a significant impact on the Rochester community, as evidenced by some, or all, of the following:

  • Evidence of extensive and diverse public service;
  • Evidence that the individual is an important and participating member of the organization(s) served;
  • Service as a board member or in a leadership role (e.g. president, etc.)*;
  • Extensive service at the grassroots level*;
  • A sustained commitment and service to one or more organizations over an extended period of time;

*NOTE: The Selection Committee will give equal consideration to grassroots service and leadership service.

Requirements For Consideration

Nominators must submit the following in order for a nominee to be given full consideration:**

  • This completed current nomination form.
  • At least one letter of recommendation; more are encouraged. At least one letter should come from the service(s) impacted.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

**Nominators are encouraged to be in contact with the individual being nominated to collect and provide comprehensive information to support the nomination.


1. What community organizations has the individual worked with? Please indicate the number of years the individual has contributed to service with each:

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2. What office or other outstanding leadership positions has this individual held in the community organizations that he/she has worked with? Please indicate position, organization name, and years that he/she held these offices.

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3. Please describe three or more specific accomplishments or contributions the individual has made to one or more of these organizations:

4. Please indicate any other outstanding or unique contributions the individual has made to the community:

5. Please submit letters of support that illustrate how the individual has made a difference within the organization(s) and an impact on the community.



Note: Files will be uploaded upon successful submission of the form.

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Any additional documentation should be submitted to:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Government and Community Relations
University Services Center (Bldg. 87), Room 2350
30 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

E-mail address: jrsgrl@rit.edu
Or fax#: (585) 475-4190

Nomination Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2013