Subject: Congratulations From the Randolph-Macon College Gender Relations Council
January 10, 2008
The Gender Relations Council of Randolph-Macon College is proud to congratulate you on being nominated as a potential recipient of the 4th Annual Seymour Award for Outstanding Female Alumni. The information provided to us by those who nominated you reflects your commitment to women and the broader community in and out of Randolph-Macon. There were several outstanding individuals nominated, and it was a difficult decision for the award committee to make.
We are very excited to inform you that you have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Seymour Award. Based on our review of your accomplishments, there is no doubt about your value to the college and the larger community. Your achievements will be spoken of for sometime to come and the admiration for your accomplishments is felt deeply by the entire Randolph-Macon community. We are sure that the contributions and example set by outstanding alumna like you largely contribute to the lives of our current students, staff and faculty. As a result, we would like to invite you to a luncheon in your honor on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 12pm in the Trustee/Worsham room in Estes Dining Hall. We are really looking forward to celebrating you and it is important that you participate in this event.
You are a shining example of the kind of values that pioneering Professor Emerita Betty Jean Seymour (of which the Award is named after) stood for. We have also contacted your nominator Professor Theodore Sheckels, regarding your honor and have asked him to be present at the event as well. If you are able to participate in this event, and if there are individuals that you would especially like to help you celebrate this honor, please email me your response and guest information at [XXX] or you may contact me by phone at [XXX.] Again, please accept our heartiest congratulations, and we are honored to have such an outstanding recipient for this prestigious award.
Shalise Bates-Pratt, MSW- Director
(As this is a public blog, I X'd out her email and phone number.)