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UA’s Ferguson Center Seeks Nominations for Penny Allen Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Ferguson Student Center is accepting applications for the Penny Allen Award.

The award recognizes one student and one nonstudent (faculty, staff or administrative personnel) who have made a significant contribution to student life at UA.

The  UA School of Social Work and the Alabama Union Board of Governors established the award on campus in honor of the late Sara Bell Penrod Allen (Penny Allen). Allen was a former chairperson of the undergraduate program in the School of Social Work.

The award committee seeks assistance in obtaining nominations. If you know of an individual you wish to nominate, access the application form at to provide a brief narrative describing how this person has exemplified the criteria listed below.

The criteria, in order of importance, are:

1. Service and dedication to students

2. Leadership activities

3. Professional and other activities

4. Lack of past recognition

5. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

6. Student must be an incoming junior or senior

The nominations should be submitted online at no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.

For more details, contact Dorothy Beck at

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.