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Leon & Margaret Slocomb Professional Excellence Award

Nomination Form

The Slocomb Award is awarded on Honors Day each year to a full-time faculty or professional staff member in the Lerner College. The award description reads, "The recipient should exhibit a caring attitude for the interest of students and clients. The person should also demonstrate an exemplary commitment to public service, community involvement, and innovative activity.

Anyone who is a full-time faculty or staff member may make a nomination. All nominations submitted by April 3, 2015 will be considered. Just complete and submit this online form. Questions may be directed to Ms. Nancy Proctor, Lerner College Dean's Office, 304 Alfred Lerner Hall, email: Note that individuals receiving the award become ineligible to receive it again for three years. Recipients for 2012, 2013, and 2014 were Daniel Freeman, Donna Laws, and Ali Poorani. The award is presented at the spring faculty/staff meeting.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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