Columbus State Accepting Townsend Award Nominations

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University is accepting nominations for the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award, named in honor of Townsend as the first African-American student to enroll at CSU.

The award, to be presented at Columbus State’s Feb. 26 Black Applause Banquet, recognizes an individual, organization or group from Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning or surrounding areas, that has made a positive, noteworthy contribution to the community or achieved distinction for outstanding professional or personal service. The nominee also must exemplify high moral character and be held in high esteem by the local community.

Nominations can be made online at http://minority.colstate.edu/townsend.asp. Written nominations also will be accepted on official forms available in Davidson 271 during regular university business hours. Completed forms can be submitted to the office or mailed to Bernard McCrary, Office of Student Life, Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31907.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

For more information, call McCrary at 706-568-2273.