Alumni Association Now Accepting Award Nominations

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2008) - The USF Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its 2009 Alumni Awards, including:

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recognizes a USF graduate who has reached the pinnacle of success in his/her career.

Class of ’56 Award
Recognizes a non-USF graduate who has provided outstanding service to the University of South Florida and the community.

Donald A. Gifford Alumni Service Award
Recognizes a USF graduate who has provided countless hours of service to the University of South Florida.

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Recognizes a USF graduate, age 35 or younger, for his/her outstanding professional achievements and engagement to USF.

Nomination forms are accepted all year long, but the deadline for submitting nominees for the 2009 award year is January 31, 2009. Forms, selection criteria and instructions are posted on the USF Alumni Association Web site under the "Alumni Awards" link, or can be obtained by calling 813-974-1335.