2018 Razor Walker Award Nominations – Accepted Through Dec. 15

The Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is pleased to announce plans for the 26th annual Razor Walker Awards. Each year, it is an honor for the Watson College to recognize and celebrate people whose work enhances the lives of children, families and communities in North Carolina.

The awards are named in recognition of the “razor’s edge” that extraordinary people walk in service to the children and youth of our state. Candidates may be individuals, businesses or community organizations. Each nominee should exemplify the characteristics of vision, tenacity, sacrifice and courage and have made a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

The Watson College is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Razor Walker awards. Candidates may be individuals, businesses or government/community organizations whose work has significantly enhanced the lives of others. Our preference is to recognize candidates who are not currently affiliated with UNCW. Each nominee should exemplify the characteristics of vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice that are the hallmarks of this award.

Razor Walker service awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Arts/Literature
  • Law
  • Public Service/Policy
  • Business
  • Medicine, Health and Wellness
  • Teaching/Research
  • Educational Leadership
  • Philanthropy

To make a nomination complete the Nomination Form and return it, along with a narrative of no more than three pages (single-spaced, 12 point font, one-inch margins) explaining the nominee’s qualifications. Only nominations that include a written narrative will be reviewed. Newspaper articles or other publications about the nominee will be considered as supplemental materials, not in lieu of the narrative. In the narrative please provide details that speak to the elements outlined on the Nomination Form, and that will assist the committee in reviewing your nomination.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 15, 2017. Nominations may be sent via mail, fax, or email. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Grindstaff at grindstaffa@uncw.edu or (910) 962-3192.

Thank you for helping UNCW’s Watson College of Education identify, recognize and celebrate those whose work enhances the lives of children, families and communities in North Carolina.