Background: The MUNPA Tribute Awards renames and expands on MUNPA's former Meritorious Service Awards which were offered from 1999 to 2008. The first MUNPA Tribute Awards were presented in 2009.
Purpose and Criteria: The MUNPA Tribute Awards were established to recognize the importance of the ongoing contributions of Memorial's retirees to the University or the Community. The Award is offered annually and a maximum of three recipients may be honored each year. The Award recognizes significant post-retirement service and/or achievement by retired faculty or staff. The service may be volunteer or remunerated in any of the following categories:
Service to the University; Service to the Community; Significant achievements in other areas that exemplify the ongoing contribution of the nominee.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, an individual must meet the following requirements:
1) A nominee must have been employed by Memorial University as a faculty or staff member for a minimum of five years and must now be officially retired.
2) The nominators must include at least two members of MUNPA. Other supporters are also welcomed.
3) The official nomination form must be completed and submitted to the Committee Chair in person or online by the deadline date.
Criteria for Selection: Candidates for the award shall be selected by a committee appointed by the MUNPA Board of Directors. The committee shall meet within two weeks of the deadline date for submission of nominations to review the nominations received and to make recommendations to the Board regarding award recipient(s).
The nomination of the candidate must provide specific descriptive evidence of post-retirement service. The evidence will be assessed for its breadth (number and kind of organizations or groups, positions held, types of activities in which the candidate engaged, etc.), depth (amount of dedicated time, kinds of leadership offered, etc.) and significance (impact of candidate's involvement and/or significance of results).
The Award: Those individuals who have been selected to receive the Tribute Award are honored in the Fall semester by a formal reception hosted by the Office of the President of Memorial University. The President of the University and the President of MUNPA present the honoree(s) with an award certificate and a non-monetary token of recognition.
The decisions of the Selection Committee are final.
Ms. Doreen Whalen After a 37 year career, Ms. Doreen Whalen retired from Memorial University in 2007 finishing her career as Director of the Division of Lifelong Learning.
Dr. Edgar Williams retired from Memorial University in 2004, after almost 40 years of service with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science.
Previous Tribute Award Winners
|2008||Dr. D. V. Reddy|
M. Josephine Barron
Helen F. Carew
Phyllis Dunn Delaney
John M. Facey
Marjorie Dodge Frampton
Bernard S. Jackson
R. Corben Noel
V. Stephen Papezik
Arthur M. Sullivan