College Seeks Nominations for Faculty Awards

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Nominations remain open for several 2018-19 awards open to College of Sciences faculty members. Some of the deadlines listed below are earlier than the deadlines listed on the award web pages. The university permits each college a limited number of nominations for some of these awards, and the earlier deadlines allow time for College of Sciences administration to review applications and identify the submissions that will be forwarded along to the university for consideration.

Nominations Open

Nominations for the Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service are due by Friday, March 15. The award was created to encourage, identify, recognize and reward public service by faculty within the University of North Carolina system. Faculty members of any of the 17 system institutions are eligible. Nominations should be submitted to Samantha Graham at sjgraha2@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards are due by Friday, March 29. The awards recognize outstanding faculty, staff, colleges, students and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion. Nominations should be submitted directly to the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Nominations Closed

(These awards are listed for reference only.)

UNC System Awards

Nominations were due by Monday, October 22, for the O. Max Gardner Award, given annually by the Board of Governors to an outstanding faculty member from one of the 17 UNC institutions. Past winners have included faculty members who made contributions of national or international significance. Given annually since 1949, this award is named for former governor and NC State alumnus Oliver Max Gardner. Nominations are submitted to Jamie Barber at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching were due by Thursday, November 1. This prestigious award was established in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support good teaching at the university. The college is permitted to submit only one nominee to the university. Nominations are submitted to Cheryll Bowman-Medhin at clbowma2@ncsu.edu.

NC State University Awards

Nominations for the Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award were due by Friday, March 8. This annual recognition is awarded to a team (or teams) of individuals whose significant contributions and accomplishments have demonstrated excellence as engaged scholars who practice collaborative democratic strategies reflected in the Kellogg Commission Seven Part Test. Nominations are submitted to Samantha Graham at sjgraha2@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award were due by Friday, January 18. The award recognizes outstanding graduate level teaching at NC State. Individual awardees receive $4,000, and the number of awards is determined by the funding provided. All members of the graduate faculty are eligible for nomination. Nominations are submitted to Catherine Reeve at cdreeve@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award were due by Friday, January 18. The award recognizes research excellence and outstanding research mentoring of NC State faculty. Recipients become members in NC State’s Research Leadership Academy. Nominations are submitted to Catherine Reeve at cdreeve@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Outstanding Global Engagement Award were due by Friday, January 18. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in globally engaged teaching, research, extension, engagement or economic development by NC State faculty and EHRA staff. Nominations are submitted to Jamie Barber at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology were due by Friday, January 18. This teaching award was created to honor the creative pedagogy of NC State’s faculty and their work in integrating new technologies into effective teaching strategies. The award is named for Gertrude Cox, “The First Lady of Statistics,” who came to NC State in 1940 to establish the university’s Department of Statistics. Nominations are submitted to Jamie Barber at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Jackson Rigney International Service Award were due by Monday, January 21.  This award recognizes an NC State employee who has made significant contributions in international service to NC State or the community over the course of their career. Nominations are submitted to Jamie Barber at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Outstanding Extension Awards and Outstanding Engagement Awards were due by Friday, January 11. These awards recognize members of the faculty and EHRA staff for their outstanding contributions to extension and engagement. Nominations are submitted to Jamie Barber at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the 2018-19 University Faculty Scholars Program were due by Friday, October 5. This program, established in 2012 by Chancellor Randy Woodson, recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders among NC State’s faculty. Nominations are limited to assistant professors who have been reappointed for a second term, all associate professors, and professors within the first three years of appointment at that rank. Please refer to the college’s nomination procedures for more information.

Nominations for the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence were due by Monday, December 10. This award, established by the NC State Board of Trustees in 1992 and named for NC State’s first chief executive, recognizes and rewards faculty whose careers demonstrate excellence in achievement and sustained impact in research, teaching, service or extension and engagement. It is NC State’s highest faculty award. Nominations are submitted directly to the Office of the Provost.

Nominations for the Outstanding Teacher Award were due by Friday, November 16. This award recognizes excellence in teaching at all levels. Faculty must be recognized as an Outstanding Teacher before they can receive the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching or the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award. Nominations are submitted to Cheryll Bowman-Medhin at clbowma2@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award were due by Friday, November 16. This is one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards given on campus. To be eligible, a nominee must have previously received an Outstanding Teacher Award and have provided distinguished service in support of undergraduate teaching. Nominations are submitted to Cheryll Bowman-Medhin at clbowma2@ncsu.edu.

Nominations for the Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards were due by Thursday, October 11. The awards recognize the accomplishments and commitment of those dedicated to helping students succeed through academic advising. Nominations are submitted to directly to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA).

College of Sciences Awards

Nominations for the LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence were due by Friday, November 16. The award is open to assistant professors and recognizes outstanding contributions to the College of Sciences’ teaching mission. One winner will be a tenure-track faculty member, while the other will be non-tenure-track. Nominations are submitted to Cheryll Bowman-Medhin at clbowma2@ncsu.edu.

For more information, contact Judy Austin, the university awards and events coordinator, at jcaustin@ncsu.edu or 513-3636; or Jamie Barber, executive assistant to Dean McGahan, at jdvrabel@ncsu.edu or 515-2501.

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