The Dr. Marilyn Flaherty '54 Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes an individual who upon graduation from Salem State University, has distinguished themselves through their outstanding professional accomplishments.

Nomination deadline is March 31, 2024.

This year's award recipient will be honored during Alumni Weekend 2024. 

Eligibility Criteria:
* Each recipient must have attained notable achievement through their professional accomplishments.
* Each recipient must have earned a degree from Salem State University.
* It is preferred that recipient attend the awards ceremony to accept their award.
* The recipients are eligible to receive a specific award once, but are eligible to receive a different award in the future.

Nomination Requirements:
* The nomination form below must be completed in full.
* A 500 word or more statement must be included with the nomination form.
* The Awards Committee of the Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation, reserves the right to conduct independent research on a nominee. The Committee will only consider information when it is part of a submitted nomination.
* The Awards Committee will also not consider nominations that consist solely of a nominee's resume.
* Incomplete nominations will NOT be considered.

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2023 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipient James L. "Jamie" McKeown '77 (posthumuously)

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* 1. Contact information for person being nominated:

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* 2. Person making the nomination:

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* 3. Please include a 500 word or more statement as to why you feel this person is the best candidate for the Dr. Marilyn E. Flaherty '54 Distinguished Graduate Award. Include as much information as possible. Give specific examples as to why we should select this individual.