Nominate an AUNE Student for theToni Murdock Student Innovation Award

Nominations are being sought for the second annual Toni Murdock Student Innovation Award. The award is given to an AUNE student whose graduate work has demonstrated a fresh perspective and an innovative or entrepreneurial approach to scholarship or practice that advances AUNE’s purpose of innovation for a just and sustainable society.

The winner of the award will receive a $1,000 cash prize. The student will also be able to work with AUNE’s Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) on the development of an initiative or program related to the work for which the award was given. Eliza Daniels, MS ’13, the award’s first winner, is working with Department of Applied Psychology faculty to present the inaugural AUNE Institute on Counselor Wellness in May 2014.

If you know an AUNE student graduating in spring 2014 who fits the criteria, submit a nomination to Abigail Abrash Walton, CAI director,, by February 10, 2014.

The application must include:

• a letter of nomination describing the nominee’s qualifications; and

• at least two letters of support from individuals familiar with the student’s work, including a letter from the student’s advisor.

For more information, contact to Abigail Abrash Walton at or call 603-283-2344.