Allen Fellowship Nominations Now Under Way For Eligible Faculty Members

The Office of the Provost is now accepting nominations for the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence.  The Allens established the Fellowship in 2000 with a $250,000 contribution, one of the largest gifts ever made to the Truman State University Foundation.

The $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowships recognize outstanding faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to the success of the University and its students. Up to three faculty members are selected each year.  The Fellowships are open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty who have completed at least four years of full-time service at Truman.  Eligible faculty may be nominated for the Fellowship by Truman faculty colleagues or academic departments.  Previous recipients are not eligible.

To date, the program has completed seven years of a scheduled eight-year program, with 21 faculty members being recognized with awards.  Due to favorable investment returns, the fellowships are expected to continue until at least 2011.

To nominate an eligible faculty member, send a letter of nomination to the Office of the Provost addressed to the Allen Fellowship Selection Committee.  The letter of nomination should be no longer than one page and should address how you believe the faculty member fulfills the selection criteria.  Please deliver a signed hardcopy of the letter to McClain Hall 203, send it through campus mail, or by fax to 785.7460.  Visit for details.  Nominations are due by Oct. 1.

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