The Paul Tully Memorial Prize is presented to the student or students who best exemplify the democratic ideals to which Paul Tully devoted his life. Many Lafayette students deserve recognition for their community and campus service, but the core of the Tully Prize is traditionally defined political engagement. There are no restrictions as to the student’s course of study or class year, and the prize, which has a significant monetary component, will be awarded without regard to partisan identification or ideological viewpoint.

Paul Tully was the political director of the Democratic National Committee when he died in 1992 at age 48. Mr. Tully attended Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and then chose politics over law. He worked on the presidential campaigns of Senators Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Walter F. Mondale in 1984, Gary Hart in 1988, and Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.

Please email nominations to Professor Joshua Miller by Mon., Feb. 27, at Nominations may come from faculty, students, administration, and staff. Self-nominations are welcome. A note about the student’s qualifications would be appreciated, but is not required. Nominated students will be asked to submit a resume and a short statement about why they deserve the Tully Prize. The prize committee, which includes representatives from the Government and Law Department, the President’s Office, and the Landis Center for Community Engagement, will interview finalists before awarding the prize.

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