CSU Accepting Townsend Award Nominations; Deadline Jan. 31

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

Nominations can be made online at http://minority.colstate.edu/townsend.asp.

Written nominations also will be accepted on official forms available in Davidson Student Center 271 during regular university business hours. Completed forms can be turned in to the office or addressed to Bernard McCrary, Minority Affairs Coordinator, Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31907.

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

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 at CSU’s annual Black Applause Banquet on Feb. 22 at CSU’s Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Tickets will be available after Jan. 11. For more information, call McCrary at 706-568-2273.