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2013 Alumni Generativity Award

A Jubilee Year Initiative to Honor UMSL’s Senior Alumni
for their “Generative” Contributions to St. Louis & Beyond

CLICK HERE to submit your nomination on-line by noon on April 15, 2013.
OR, download and complete the MS Word Nomination Form and submit to Dr. Meuser via email attachment.

Sponsored by the Jubilee Committee in Partnership with the UMSL Life Review Project,
the Gerontology Graduate Program in the School of Social Work, the UMSL Alumni Association,
Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Aronson Endowed Professorship for Modern and Contemporary Art History
and the Des Lee Collaborative Vision.

What is Generativity?

According to life review researcher, Barbara Haight, “Generativity is the process of passing down knowledge, wisdom, love, or part of oneself to the younger generation. Generativity takes place later in life when people have acquired knowledge and experience to transfer to others.”

The generative adult gives of herself or himself to the betterment of others and the community at large. Such giving is more personal than a financial donation and usually quite meaningful on an individual level. The generative adult may be a special mentor or friend to someone in need, a volunteer who goes beyond the call out of a sense of mission and pride, a builder of partnerships among people to accomplish an important goal, a caregiver, a creator of something meaningful or beautiful that others appreciate, and the list goes on.

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Do you know a graduate of UMSL, age 60 or older, who exemplifies the “generative” spirit described above? Someone who gives deeply of him or herself, and has made a real difference for others? Someone who represents the best of what UMSL stands for as a community-engaged institution? Please consider nominating this individual to receive one of three awards at a special ceremony planned for Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3 – 6 pm, at Laumeier Sculpture Park.

CLICK HERE to submit your nomination on-line by noon on April 15, 2013.

OR, download and complete the MS Word Nomination Form and submit to Dr. Meuser via email attachment.

You may nominate more than one individual. Questions? Contact Dr. Tom Meuser, Director, Gerontology Graduate Program, at meusert@usml.edu or call 314-516-5421.