Millcreek-West Unity Schools
Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of the Millcreek-West Unity Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor Millcreek-West Unity School graduates or alumni*, which may include nominees from pre- consolidation schools, who have achieved significant success in their chosen career fields, and to provide outstanding role models for the students in the Millcreek-West Unity School District.
*alumni is defined as an attendee of a Millcreek-West Unity Schools
Composition of selection committee:
The core committee consists of 5 voting members. In an attempt to keep the group diverse, consideration of membership will include, but not be limited to, individuals with knowledge of Agribusiness, the Arts and Sciences, the Military, the Four County Career Center, specific eras, and the community, with an attempt to keep the group equitable in terms of community representation.
Terms for the core committee are unlimited. As vacancies occur, the Superintendent will present a slate of potential committee members at the next meeting. A discussion will be held and a vote taken. The nominee receiving the most votes will be selected. In the event of a tie, the top vote getters will be voted on again.
A quorum of members of the core committee is expected to permit the conduct of business. Proxy voting shall be permitted. Members may use electronic means such as email or teleconference to participate in the meetings and/or to cast their vote.
These by-laws shall be amended by 2/3 affirmative votes of the existing committee at the next meeting.
- Graduates or alumni, living or deceased, of the Millcreek-West Unity Schools are eligible for nomination.
- Nominees shall have demonstrated good citizenship and meritorious service.
- The record of the individual considered shall be so outstanding to the nominator that there is no question as to the qualifications necessary for induction.
The committee shall make the Millcreek-West Unity Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame nomination forms available to the general public via the newspaper, radio, the Web Site and District Newsletter. The committee and public at-large may generate nominations. The deadline for nominations shall be December 31. The committee will receive copies of the nominations in January. Nominations received after December 31 will be held for consideration for the future inductions.
The committee will vote on the final inductee (s) by January 31.
A representative of the committee will contact the inductee(s), and a letter will also be sent by February 15 informing them they have been selected.
The recommended number of members to be inducted annually into “the hall” shall be 0-3 individuals.
A nomination will remain in the active file for five years. The selection and induction process will be an annual event.
The method of balloting will be whole-number rank order. Rank order voting ranks the first choice with the highest number to the last choice being the lowest number. The median of the rank order will be used to determine each nominee’s ranking. The committee shall use its discretion in determining the need for additional voting. The committee will determine the number of choices after the voting.
The annual Millcreek-West Unity Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame induction will take place on an agreed upon date during the end of February or beginning of March.
The actual suggested recognition event may include a press conference, light lunch reception, assembly, speaking to individual classes and/or speaking at the JH and HS Awards programs.
Each inductee will receive a gift and certificate commemorating the honor and a picture plaque will also be exhibited on the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame display at Millcreek-West Unity Schools.
The Superintendent and committee will handle the funding.
January to December – Generate nominations;
October – Organizational meeting;
December 31 – Deadline for nominations;
January – Review nominations & final vote by 1-31;
February – By mid-February notify the inductee (s) of selection March & April – Plan and prepare for the induction;
May – Induction ceremony