CSU Accepting Townsend Award Nominations; Deadline Jan. 30

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

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Nominations can be submitted 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 turned in to the office or addressed to Bernard McCrary, Office of Student Life, Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31907.

The award recognizes an individual, organization or group from Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning or surrounding areas that has made a positive and 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.

The award will be presented as part of CSU's 26th annual Black Applause Banquet on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Cunningham Center.

CSU presented the award last year to Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley.

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