Nominations for Laureates are solicited from the community and area academic institutions. They are evaluated by an Advisory Committee comprised of members of The University at Albany Foundation Board, former laureates, and staff of the University at Albany. The committee also has the right to nominate awardees. The Advisory Committee reviews and ranks each nomination and submits their recommendation/s to the Executive Committee of The Foundation, who approve the final selection of the Laureates in consultation with the University at Albany President.
All Nominations received before January 31 will be considered for the Fall event of the same calendar year. Any nominations received after January 31 will be put into consideration for the Fall event of the next calendar year. Nominations remain viable for three years, with nominations from one year automatically being considered for the following year although updated information is welcome.
Nominees for the Community Laureate Award must have given considerable time and support to a variety of organizations and/or major causes, and have made a significant impact on the quality of life in our community and beyond. When considering a nomination, please think about and include a narrative describing the nominee’s leadership qualities and the ways in which the community has benefited from their efforts, a record of community leadership/volunteerism (position/s, date/s, etc.), and any subjective assessments of the nominee’s contributions such as letters of support, news clips, etc.
Nominees for the Academic Laureate Award must have a distinguished record of intellectual achievement in both scholarship and teaching. In addition, nominees must have provided outstanding service to their institutions, to the community, and/or to education in general. When considering a nomination, please think about and include a narrative describing the nominee’s achievements and ways in which their teaching and service have impacted their institution and/or the community, a curriculum vitae, and any subjective assessments of the nominee’s contributions such as letters of support, published articles, news clips, etc.