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Tamplin Award

The Tamplin Award

The Tamplin Award is given annually by the Writing Commons to recognize the excellent work of Writing Commons tutors and to honor the outstanding contributions of Writing Commons tutors to the intellectual life of Kent State University.  One tutor will receive this $500.00 award at the English Department Award Ceremony in April 2014.

In order to be nominated for this award, students who are familiar with a tutor's abilities must complete a nomination form that is featured below:

Download the Tamplin Award Nomination Form (.pdf)

Download the Tamplin Award Nomination Form (.docx)

Please send your nominations to the Jeanne R. Smith, the director of the Writing Commons, by e-mail (, NOMINATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to  March 1, 2014.

Alternatively, if you have any questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact one of the office assistants of the Writing Commons (at or Jeanne R. Smith (at