March 13, 2019

Dear Members of the Lafayette Community,

 I am writing to solicit nominations for the Paul Tully Memorial Prize, which is presented to the student or students who best exemplify the democratic ideals to which Paul Tully devoted his life. As worthy as many of our students are for recognition based upon philanthropic and volunteer efforts, the core of the Tully Prize is political engagement broadly conceived. There are no restrictions as to the student’s course of study or class year, and the prize, which includes a 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 and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and then chose politics over law. He worked on the presidential campaigns of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Walter F. Mondale in 1984, Gary Hart and later Michael Dukakis in 1988.

Please email your nominations to me by 4PM, Monday, March 18, at Nominations may come from faculty or students, and self-nominations are acceptable. A note about the student’s qualifications would be welcome, but not required. I will write to nominated students asking for 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 Center for Community Engagement, will interview finalists before awarding the prize.

If you have questions please contact me by email or call 610-330-5402.



Joshua Miller, Professor,

Department of Government and Law


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Joshua I. Miller