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NSU accepting nominations for 2014 Centurions

Office of Communications & Marketing | Northeastern State University
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- In celebration of Northeastern State University's Founder’s Day 2014, the university will add 10 new members to the roll of NSU Centurions.

Since selecting 100 individuals as inaugural recipients of the Centurion Award during its Centennial Celebration in 2009, NSU has added 10 names to the Centurion list each year. The honors are given to members of the NSU family – alumni, faculty, staff, students or any member of the community whether past or present – who impacted the life of the nominator, the Northeastern community or the public at large. This year a new category has been added for nomination, “NSU Community Supporter.”

Anyone can submit  a nomination. The nominee can be living or deceased and should embody the legacy and spirit of NSU. To submit a nomination, visit the Centurion nomination page at and fill out the form.

Nominations are also accepted by mail at Office of the President, attn: Julienne, Northeastern State University 600 N. Grand Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464 or by fax at 918-444-2015. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 29.

An NSU Centurion is an individual whose leadership and commitment, in the course of helping others, has made a significant impact during the university's history. A Centurion recipient may come from any walk of life. Educators, administrators, staff, coaches, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, standout athletes, entertainers and notable alumni have been honored.

Centurions include country music superstar Carrie Underwood, Tuna trilogy co-author and co-star Joe Sears and former state attorney general Drew Edmondson. Other honorees such as former athletic director Dr. Jack Dobbins, historian Beth Herrington and entrepreneur Jeff Reasor have made a difference in their communities.

The new Centurions will be named the first week of January and honored during a special luncheon on March 6 at noon in the University Center. Further details of the luncheon are forthcoming. For more information call the Office of the President at 918-444-2018.

Published: 9/16/2013 9:54:32 AM

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