Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 23 Winter 1992 Alumni Briefs Four alumni honored with new award The College of Business and Economics presented its first Alumni Award of Excellence Oct. 5 to the Hon. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware '75M, Delaware's U.S. Representative; Calvert A. Morgan Jr., Delaware '70, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Bank of Delaware; Janet C. Rzewnicki, Delaware '78, Delaware state treasurer; and Paul C. Seitz, Delaware '71, partner-in-charge, Wilmington office, Price Waterhouse. The award annually recognizes alumni who have exhibited excellence in their careers and personal achievements. Selections are made by a committee of the Business and Economics Alumni Association. For information or to nominate alumni, call Joyce Hart, assistant to the dean, at (302) 831-2551. Chapters offer many opportunities The chapter program that serves the interests of more than 70,000 University alumni throughout the nation runs through a volunteer network. Jim Bennett, Delaware '73, leader of the Lancaster (Pa.) chapter for the past five years, says participation "has helped me solidify my friendships with those at the University and alumni in the area." Bennett has organized such events as last spring's reception with President David P. Roselle and annual freshman send-off parties at his home. Chapters incorporate alumni from different geographical areas into an organized unit to offer educational, cultural, social and volunteer opportunities. Most importantly, chapters keep their members informed about University of Delaware activities and developments. Leaders help select and organize all aspects of the chapter's activities. In addition, they serve as liaisons with the Office of Alumni Relations, which provides support services and training for the position. For further information about becoming a chapter leader, contact Alumni Associate Skip Cook at (302) 831-2341. BAO cited for recruitment efforts At its inaugural recognition awards reception, the University of Delaware Commission to Promote Racial and Cultural Diversity honored the Black Alumni Organization (BAO) for its continued efforts to recruit African-American students. The BAO was also cited for its ongoing interest in diversity issues. Corrections to Report of Private Support The following are corrections to the 1990-91 University of Delaware Report of Private Support: Clarence W. Taylor, Delaware '38, Janet Grubb Taylor, Delaware '39, and Warren H. Foster, Delaware '51, are University Associates ($500-$999). Lillian Rotter Zolin, Delaware '73M, and Byron I. Zolin are Delaware Diamonds ($1,000-$2,499). A gift was received in memory of Richard R. (Dick) Roberts. Gifts also were received from these corporations: Indian River Yacht Club Inc.; Jeffrey J. Walker, P.A.; Montedison Corp. of America; Phillips Nurseries; and Sandoz Crop Protection. Alumni may nominate professors for awards Alumni may nominate faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for the 1991-92 excellence in teaching and undergraduate advising awards. Nomination forms are available from the Faculty Senate office in Hullihen Hall, telephone (302) 831-2921, and at the main desk of the Perkins Student Center. Deadline for nominations is March 9. The Excellence-in-Teaching and the Excellence-in-Undergraduate-Advising awards are presented at Honors Day ceremonies in May. To be eligible for the teaching awards, faculty members and graduate teaching assistants should demonstrate mastery of their subject matters; sensitivity to the interests, needs and concerns of students; and an ability to broaden students' perspectives. The advising awards are intended for those faculty who establish and maintain contact with students to plan and review their academic programs and who use their knowledge of University policies and resources to assist students in planning educational programs and career goals.