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NCURA to Present Beth Seaton with Distinguished Service Award

September 14, 2011

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MACOMB, IL -- Beth Seaton, director of Sponsored Projects at Western Illinois University, has been selected to receive the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

NCURA established the Distinguished Service Award in 2001 to recognize members who have made sustained and distinctive contributions to the organization. Since joining NCURA in 1989, Seaton has served in various capacities. She currently serves on the program committee for the 53rd annual meeting and is a faculty member for NCURA's "Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration" workshop. Throughout the years, Seaton has served on the professional development committee, evaluation subcommittee, select committee on peer review, contributing editor of the NCURA Magazine and as an NCURA/EARMA international research management fellow. She is also a well-known speaker at both regional and national NCURA meetings.

"Beth Seaton is an outstanding volunteer. She has, and continues to, contribute to NCURA in many ways," NCURA Executive Director Kathleen Larmett said. "She is committed to helping her colleagues increase their knowledge in research administration and is never too busy to help."

Seaton will receive the award at the NCURA's annual meeting Nov. 7.

NCURA is a 7,000 member professional society dedicated to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.

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