Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award Nominations
Nominations for students and faculty/staff to be considered for the Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award are being sought. The award was established in 1997 and is named for the late Representative Harold Love. To view the brochure and access the nomination forms, go to the links at the bottom of this page.
Each year the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) coordinates the selection process for five students and five faculty/staff recipients of the award. Nominations are accepted from public and private two- and four-year institutions. Each recipient will receive a cash prize of $1000. See below for criteria.
Public service should be based on what constitutes public service to the community as defined by the respective institution’s role and mission, as well as service to the institution itself. The service should be beyond the scope of nominee’s paid duties.
An evaluation of the nominee’s effectiveness shall be judged by his/her impact on individuals, groups, or organizations served. This should include evidence of the success of his/her service, in terms of improvement of communities, volunteer work programs, charitable service, and leadership roles in community.
So that the decision process can be as objective as possible, each nomination should be accompanied by a complete and careful documentation of the candidate’s public service contribution. The nomination should be made on the basic data sheet (available from your President’s office) with the community service activities outlined on the data sheet.
Nominees will be required to document their public service contribution by filling out an application. Nomination applications for students should be sent to Lynne Yarbrough in Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination applications for faculty/staff should be sent to Tammy Delvendahl in Academic Affairs at email@example.com.