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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><a name="_MailEndCompose"><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></a></p><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> Tadlock, Katie <br><b>Sent:</b> Monday, June 06, 2011 3:39 PM<br><b>To:</b> Tadlock, Katie<br><b>Cc:</b> Hines, Jennifer<br><b>Subject:</b> <o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Dear Graduate Chairs, Associate Deans and Department Contacts:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>The following is an announcement about an outstanding dissertation competition. Please forward if you know of a student who may qualify.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Sincerely, Katie Tadlock<o:p></o:p></span></p><div style='border:none;border-bottom:dotted windowtext 3.0pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), in conjunction with Educational Testing Service (ETS), has announced the third annual <b>Outstanding <span style='color:#0070C0'>Dissertation</span> Competition.</b>&nbsp; The 2011 competition is open to those who have completed a dissertation between <span style='color:#1F497D'>December 2009</span> and <span style='color:#0070C0'>August 1, 2011 </span>that either focuses on Hispanics in higher education or on select disciplines by an Hispanic student.&nbsp; AAHHE and ETS are providing an opportunity to spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, rewarding excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Details about the competition and recognition for the winners are available at <a href="http://www.aahhe.org">www.aahhe.org</a>. &nbsp;Please share the competition guidelines with your faculty, recent doctoral graduates and current candidates that are eligible and encourage their participation.&nbsp; Note that the first <b>deadline </b>for participation in the competition is <b>September <span style='color:#1F497D'>5</span>, 201<span style='color:#1F497D'>1</span>.</b> &nbsp;The top three <b>winners</b> will:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>be invited and sponsored to <b>attend</b> the 6<sup>th</sup> AAHHE National Conference (March <span style='color:#1F497D'>8-10</span>, 201<span style='color:#1F497D'>2</span>) in <span style='color:#1F497D'>Costa Mesa, California</span>;</span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><![endif]><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>present</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> their dissertations; and </span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><![endif]><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>receive </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>their award.&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>1<sup>st</sup>, 2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> place winners will <b>receive</b> a monetary award of $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively, and the announcement is widely disseminated to AAHHE and ETS listserves. </span><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>This is an important opportunity for your graduate students that will both promote them as they pursue their career and promote your institution as producing top-ranked students.&nbsp; Thank you for your support of your Hispanic graduate students in achieving their goals.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Script MT Bold"'>JoAnn<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>JoAnn Canales, Ph.D.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Associate Graduate Dean &amp; <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>AAHHE Board Secretary<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Texas A&amp;M University Corpus Christi<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>361-825-2450<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="mailto:Joann.canales@tamucc.edu">Joann.canales@tamucc.edu</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#006633'>OHIO UNIVERSITY<br>Graduate College</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><br><span style='color:#666666'>Katherine Demory Tadlock, Ph.D.<br>Director, Graduate Student Services</span><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#666666'>Research and Technology Center 220 &#8226; 1 Ohio University</span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'> <span style='color:#666666'>&#8226;<br>Athens OH 45701-2979 &#8226; T: 740.593.2860 &#8226; F: 740.593-4625<br><a href="mailto:tadlockk@ohio.edu">tadlockk@ohio.edu</a> &#8226; <a href="http://www.ohio.edu/graduate">www.ohio.edu/graduate</a> &#8226; <a href="http://www.ohio.edu/compass">www.ohio.edu/compass</a><br><a href="http://www.twitter.com/ohiou">www.twitter.com/ohiou</a> &#8226; <a href="http://www.facebook.com/OhioUniversity">www.facebook.com/OhioUniversity</a> &#8226; <a href="http://www.myspace.com/ohiouniversity">www.myspace.com/ohiouniversity</a><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#666666'>The best student-centered learning experience in America<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>