Alumni of the Year

The achievements of UNYP Alumni deserve recognition

An extraordinary achievement cannot go unnoticed. We believe that rewarding one alumnus or alumna every year is an important part of keeping our alumni network engaged and connected to the UNYP community. The award itself is not only a means of acknowledging the success of one alumnus or alumna, it is a way of drawing attention to the fact that our talented alumni have the power to make a difference. The ambition, enthusiasm and hard work our alumni put into their projects are changing the world in many areas on local and global scale alike.

Do you know a UNYP alumnus or an alumna who would deserve to be considered for the Alumni of the Year Award? Go ahead and submit your nomination! There are only two criteria: the alumni must have graduated from a UNYP or a partner university program taught at UNYP and he or she must have their tuition paid off.

  • Nominations

    The nomination period for Alumni of the Year Award 2019 is OPEN!

     

    Alumni of the year - nomination

  • Award Committee

    The Award Committee consists of:

    • General Manager of the University of New York in Prague
    • Rector of the University of New York in Prague
    • UNYP Marketing Director
    • UNYP Student Affairs Director
    • Two representatives of UNYP Alumni Association
    • One representative of UNYP Student Council
    • One representative of UNYP Faculty
    • One representative of UNYP Department Chairs
  • Rules
    1. Introduction
      1. The Alumni of the Year Award was established by Mr. Sotiris Foutsis, the General Manager of the University of New York in Prague on 15 February 2018.
      2. The award is administered by the UNYP Alumni Office.
    2. Purpose
      1. The purpose of the Alumni of the Year Award is to recognize an alumnus or an alumna with an outstanding achievement in one or more of the following:
        1. service to the community
        2. contribution in their chosen field
        3. service to the university
    3. Eligibility
      1. A candidate will be considered for The Alumni of the Year Award only if they meet all the following criteria:
        1. He or she must have graduated from the University of New York in Prague or one of the partner university programs taught at the University of New York in Prague
        2. He or she has no unpaid tuition or any other debt towards the University of New York in Prague
    4. Nominations
      1. There is no limitation on who can submit a nomination.
      2. There is no limitation on the number of nominations a single nominator can submit.  
      3. Self-nominations are allowed and accepted.
      4. A nomination will only be accepted if submitted through an online form, which can be found above these rules.
      5. A nomination will only be accepted if submitted within a given timeframe, which is specific for each year of the competition.
      6. A nomination becomes valid only if the nominee has met the eligibility criteria and has accepted the nomination.
      7. The acceptance of a nomination consists of the following:
        1. Written confirmation of nomination acceptance
        2. Delivering a CV or a resume
        3. Optional letter of motivation stating the reasons why the nominee should be chosen as the recipient of the Award
      8. All nominators and their personal data are confidential and are collected for the sole purpose of follow-up inquiries raised by the Award Committee.
    5. Selection
      1. The selection process is carried out by the Award Committee, which consists of:
        1. General Manager of the University of New York in Prague
        2. Rector of the University of New York in Prague
        3. UNYP Marketing Director
        4. UNYP Student Affairs Director
        5. Two representatives of UNYP Alumni Association
        6. One representative of UNYP Student Council
        7. One representative of UNYP Faculty
        8. One representative of UNYP Department Chairs
      2. The selection process is up to the discretion of the Award Committee.
      3. The selection process must yield top 5 candidates to be shared with the community, one of which will be chosen as the recipient of the Award.
    6. Presentation of the Award
      1. The Award is to be presented by a representative of the Award Committee or a representative appointed by the award Committee.
      2. The Award is to be presented at an event specified by the Award Committee.
      3. The Award is presented to the recipient in person or to a representative acting on the recipient’s behalf.
      4. The form of the Award is decided by the Award Committee.
    7. Additional Provisions
      1. An exception can be made to these rules if deemed appropriate by the Award Committee and decided by a majority vote.
      2. A recipient may not be selected to win the Award more than once.
      3. Top 5 nominees may be selected to appear on the top 5 list again in another year of the competition.
      4. Any case not described by these rules is to be discussed by the Award Committee and decided by a majority vote (if applicable).

 

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