Call for nominations for Master’s awards

The Graduate School announces a call for nominations for the William Preston society Master’s Thesis Awards. Three awards will be selected, one from each of the following categories:


·         Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering

·         Humanities and Fine Arts

·         Innovation Application of Technology to Scholarship


Eligible students will have completed their master’s thesis in Summer 2011, Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. Winners will be recognized at the William Preston Society Annual Meeting in September 2012 and be submitted as a nominee for the awards selected by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.


For complete information about eligibility and nomination process, please see this link:


The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday August 10, 2012 at 5 pm.

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