Does the nominee show conclusive evidence of continued growth and progression in his/her chosen career?
If he/she is being nominated primarily for a one-time achievement (i.e., discovery, invention, heroic actor, does the achievement have lasting impact? Does it carve the way for future development in the field?
Do the achievements advance the graduate's profession?
Is there evidence that he/she is highly respected by peers?
Is the nominee outstanding and distinguished, or is he/she just doing a good job?
Does he/she hold offices of leadership, particularly elected positions, in professional societies/organizations?
Does the nomination support that the nominee is committed to excellence, continued improvement and life long learning?
Has the nominee won other prestigious awards?
Has the nominee contributed to his/her field by teaching, presenting at professional conference, or published articles or books?