Townsend Award Nomination Form Now Online; Deadline Jan. 31

Nominations for the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award can now be made online.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 to submit a nomination for the award, named in honor of Townsend, the first African-American student to enroll at CSU.

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. In addition to meeting the above criteria, the nominee must also exemplify high moral character and be held in high esteem by the local community.

CSU now boasts one of the most diverse college student bodies in Georgia, with 32 percent of the fall 2006 student body identified as African-American, 58 percent white and the remainder other ethnicities.

The award will be presented at CSUs annual Black Applause Banquet on Feb. 23 at CSUs Cunningham Center. For more information, call Bernard McCrary at 706-568-2273 or send e-mail to him at