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Jean E. Shedd University Citizenship Award

The Jean E. Shedd University Citizenship Award was created in honor of Jean Shedd, who retired in 2018. Jean served Northwestern with distinction for more than 41 years, and during her career exemplified the true meaning of citizenship with demonstrated sustained and exceptional leadership and commitment. Jean served at department, school and University-wide levels, on committees and governance groups, and she served as a mentor and advisor to countless faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate staff members who have continuously worked at Northwestern University for at least five years, have a record of sustained high performance, and exemplify the following characteristics:

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Past Winners

Learn about past Jean E. Shedd University Citizenship Award winners.