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REF NO.: 275

SUBJECT: Call for alumni nominations to the Board of Regents

DATE: March 30

Memorial University’s Alumni Association is seeking alumni candidates to fill a slate for the election of six alumni to the Board of Regents, the governing body of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The three-year term of office commences Sept. 1, 2005. Nominations for these positions close April 29, 2005, with the election starting June 12 and running until Aug. 12, 2005. Votes will be solicited by electronic and paper ballot.

The nomination can be a single sheet of paper and must include the signatures of the nominator, the three seconders and the candidate. The nomination should also include a 50-word biography of the candidate plus her or his contact information. Candidates are encouraged to include a brief statement about why she or he wishes to serve as a member of the Board of Regents. The biographies plus a photo will be included in the spring/summer 2005 issue of Luminus magazine along with a paper mail-in ballot. The biographies will also be posted on the alumni Web site with an electronic ballot so members can vote online. Successfully elected alumni will be notified in the week following the close of elections.

Candidates, their nominators and their seconders must be alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Those alumni who hold a salaried position as a member of the faculty or staff at Memorial are not eligible to stand as candidates, nor are those who hold student status at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Nomination envelopes should be clearly marked "Nomination for the Alumni Representative for the Board of Regents Memorial University of Newfoundland." Submit your nomination to Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, 20 Lambe's Lane, St. John'scampus, Memorial University or call 709-737-4354, 1-8776-700-4081.

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For further information, please contact Wade Kearley, communications co-ordinator, Alumni Affairs and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (709)737-2620 or


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