Martin Award nominations due Oct. 22

September 22, 2010

Nominations for the Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award are being accepted through Oct. 22.

The award, established by two of Martin’s sons, Leslie Martin and Carlton Martin, is intended for fifth-level secretaries or administrative assistants with five years of continuous service on the West Lafayette campus. It is awarded to staff who accomplish their duties with a special caring and helpfulness to students, faculty and staff.

Martin was executive secretary to Andrey Potter, dean of the Schools of Engineering from 1920 to 1953, and Willard Knapp, associate dean of the Schools of Engineering from 1943 to 1955.

The award to honor Martin is a medallion, a framed description of her life and a $1,000 honorarium.

Nominations should include:

* A concise summarizing statement, not more than two pages in length, which outlines the nominee’s possession of those qualities of heart, mind and spirit that evince a love for and helpfulness to students, faculty and staff.

* A letter of support from the nominee’s immediate supervisor, if different from the person submitting the nomination.

* Any additional, significant supporting information or letters of support -- not to exceed two additional letters.

Nominations should be sent in writing or electronically to Carrie Hanson, Human Resources, FREH; or to Nominations can be made by any member of the University community except current members of the selection committee.

For more information about the award or the nomination process, contact Hanson at 49-47397 or