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Seeking nominations for Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education

The provost’s office is seeking nominations for the Dr. Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance, and Continuing Education.

The award was established in 2006 by family and friends of Dr. Elliott in honor of his retirement as vice provost for off-campus, distance and continuing education and professor of economics.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor a Clemson University employee who has promoted initiatives in the field of credit or noncredit continuing education in a worthy and exemplary manner. The award will be presented to the recipient by the provost on behalf of the president of Clemson University at the General Faculty Meeting in December. This year, the award amount has been set at $2,000. In addition to the cash stipend, the recipient’s name will be affixed to a permanently displayed plaque in the Madren Center.

The recipient of this award will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Served as an excellent teacher or mentor.
  • Developed and/or coordinated model continuing education programs, off-campus or distance-education programs.
  • Facilitated new programming areas through continuing education, off-campus or distance-education programs.
  • Opened new avenues for the advancement of continuing education, off-campus or distance-education programs.
  • Provided service to professional continuing education, off-campus or distance-education organizations at the state, regional or national level.

A select committee composed of representatives from Clemson University and the community will choose the award recipient from among those whose names have been submitted. Nominations should be organized under the areas denoted above, addressing activities in each area that applies to the candidate. Please limit the nomination to no more than three pages.

A nomination form is NOMINATION FORM ELLIOTT AWARD.  If you have questions about the award, the nominating process, or  if you encounter a problem in opening the word document, please contact Brenda Smith in the Office of the Provost at 864-656-3940 or

Please send the completed nomination form to Brenda Smith, 206 Sikes Hall, by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.