West Virginia University is accepting nominations for the University’s highest service honor – the Order of Vandalia.

The award is given each year to a person who has provided outstanding or distinguished service to the University over many years. It will be presented during 2012 Commencement Weekend, scheduled for May 11-13.

Nominees must be living, and should be someone who has provided service as a layperson or a member of the faculty or staff. No one will be inducted into the Order of Vandalia who is currently serving on the WVU Board of Governors, Higher Education Policy Commission or holding political office.

Faculty or staff members are not eligible for induction until the year after their retirement.

Nomination forms can be found online at http://simpleforms.scripts.wvu.edu/sf/vandalia/, a pdf version at http://vandalia.wvu.edu/r/download/112551 or by contacting Gloria Bowers at Gloria.Bowers@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5531.

The forms can be submitted online, through email, by mail at PO Box 6201, Morgantown, WV, 26506-6201 or by fax 304-293-5883.

Nominees should not be told they are being nominated. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 16.

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