College of Liberal Arts

Call for Nominations: 2013 Pro Bene Meritis Awards

Wed, Dec 5, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Nominate distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of the College of Liberal Arts for the 2013 Pro Bene Meritis award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at 12 p.m.

The Pro Bene Meritis award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas. The purpose of the award is to honor individuals who are committed to the liberal arts, who have made outstanding contributions in professional or philanthropic pursuits, or who have participated in service related to the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to expressing appreciation to those distinguished individuals so honored, the College of Liberal Arts, through this award, is seeking to heighten public awareness of the critical role played by the liberal arts in education and society today.

The alumni, faculty, students and staff of the college take pride in these individuals and the legacy of their character and achievements. Past recipients include: H.W. Brands, Ph.D., Denton Cooley, M.D., Frank Denius, David Oshinsky, Ph.D. and Liz Carpenter.

Before submitting your nomination, please review the award criteria.

  • Nominees should be persons who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen business, profession or life's work or in their service to society.
  • Nominees should be committed to the liberal arts, having made outstanding contributions by their scholarship, philanthropy or service to the College.
  • Winners must be persons willing to participate in the award ceremony and in future activities with the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Nominations of two or more people for a single award are accepted; however, the selection committee may choose to present an award to only one of the nominees.
  • Members of the Pro Bene Meritis Award Selection Committee are not eligible for the award.
  • Nominations will be kept on file for five years and an award may be presented at any time within that period.
  • Posthumous nominations are accepted. In such cases, please provide a contact person and indicate that person's relationship to the deceased.

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View a list of past recipients

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