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Annual Student, Faculty & Staff Awards

The Graduate School coordinates an annual awards program to honor outstanding students, faculty, and staff. The awards celebrate excellence and achievement in areas from teaching and research to leadership and service. 

The Graduate School accepts award nominations year round, but the 2020 deadline is Monday, February 24, at 5:00 pm.

2020 Google Nomination Form - Coming soon

2020 Graduate Awards Call - Coming soon

Important Dates for 2020 Graduate Awards - Coming soon

For each nomination package, the nominator must complete a Google form and submit all supporting documentation electronically, in PDF format (in one combined file, if possible), to If the student nomination cannot be submitted directly by the Graduate Program Director, then the GPD must be cc’d on the submission. Nomination of faculty or staff for the Dean’s Awards can be submitted by other faculty, staff, current graduate students, or graduate alumni.

For questions or concerns regarding the nomination and submission process, please contact

Distinguished Doctoral Students 2018

The full list of available awards is as follows:

Graduate Student Awards

Faculty/Staff Awards

2019 Graduate Award Recipients  |  Profiles  |  Event Photos  |  Colloquium
2018 Graduate Award Recipients  |  Profiles  |  Event Photos
2017 Graduate Award Recipients  |  Profiles
2016 Graduate Award Recipients  |  Profiles
2015 Graduate Award Recipients  |  Profiles