Office for Faculty Advancement

Awards/Honors

A wide variety of Awards and Honors are issued to individuals whose outstanding service at the University of Kentucky earns recognition. For information regarding the nomination process, award history, or other details please contact the orginating College/Department.

 

 

 

Agriculture

  Agricultural Communications Staff Award Incentive award for outstanding staff member of unit on an annual basis.
  Ag Economics Bradford Award Award an outstanding faculty or staff member in Ag Economics
  Ag Economics Bonderant Award Award an outstanding faculty or staff member in Ag Economics
  Ag Economics Nicholls Award Award an outstanding faculty or staff member in Ag Economics
  The Great Bug Hunt To teach the classification and identification of insects and their natural history
  Outstanding Teacher in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering To recognize the outstanding teacher in the department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
  MD Whiteker Fund for Excellence in Agricultural Extension Recognize outstanding state agricultural extension specialists
  Agricultural Economics Chairman's Award Recognize outstanding service to the department
  Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Agriculture Research To encourage excellence in research among members of the faculty.
  The Randall Barnett County Extension Council Award To further excellence of and recognition for the work of our local Cooperative Extension Councils
  Animal Sciences Retirement Plaque awarded to honor full-time tenured faculty members who are retiring
  Animal Sciences Staff Award Cash award to outstanding staff members
  Agricultural Education Society Annual Awards To recognize outstanding students, faculty, and others (such as State Department of Education Personnel and Supervising Teachers)
  F. W. Rickard Outstanding Achievement Award Program Fund For County Agriculture Agents Recognize County Agriculture Agents
  Ag Economics Retirement Award Award to a retiring faculty member
  Ag Economics Outstanding Staff Award Award to an outstanding staff member
  Ag Economics H.B. Price Professorship Award a faculty member for significant contribution to national public policy
  Poundstone Award Recognize an outstanding staff employee in the Division of Regulatory Services
  Outstanding Staff Award Award to an outstanding staff member in the College of Agriculture
  Master Teacher Award Award an outstanding faculty member in the College of Agriculture
  Employee Recognition Award - Teaching in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Employee Recognition Award - Research in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Employee Recognition Service-Award in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Employee Recognition Award-Advising in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Employee Recognition Award-Staff in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and/
or service to UK & to provide financial incentive as token of our appreciation
  Employee Recognition Award-Retiring Faculty & Staff in Human Environmental Sciences Unit Recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and/
or service to UK & to provide financial incentive as token of our appreciation

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
in Human Environmental Sciences Unit
Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Heick Soil Science Professorship Award the leader in soil science research
  S.H. Phillips Memorial Lecture Award the outstanding faculty/staff member in No-Till research
  Ron Phillips Memorial Lecture Award outstanding faculty/staff member in Soil Science
  American Society of Agronomy Fellows Award outstanding faculty in Agronomy disciplines
  Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award Award to faculty member receiving most significant external award during 2003-2006 fiscal years
  2006 Research/Extension Impact Award Award to faculty member whose research program resulted in a fully-developed extension program during 2003-2006 fiscal years
  2006 Prestigious Paper Award Most prestigious research paper published during 2003-2006 fiscal years
  Patricia Brantley Todd Award for Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences Teaching The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in HES in teaching, research, and extension. The award is presented in honor of Patricia Brantley Todd.
  Patricia Brantley Todd Award for Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences Research The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in HES in teaching, research, and extension. The award is presented in honor of Patricia Brantley Todd.
  Patricia Brantley Todd Award for Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences Extension The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in HES in teaching, research, and extension. The award is presented in honor of Patricia Brantley Todd.
  Outstanding Staff Award The College of Agriculture Outstanding Staff Awards Program began in 1998 and is sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honorary Society, UK AG and HES Alumni Association, and Partners in Agriculture.  The recognition program is held annually as part of the College of Agriculture Staff Appreciation Day during Roundup week.  Each year six individuals (out of 1,500 employees in the college) are honored for their dedicated, steadfast, competent and outstanding service to the College of Agriculture.

 

 

Alumni

  Alumni Professors The University of Kentucky Alumni Association recognizes six professors for outstanding teaching and honors

 

 

Arts & Sciences

  Staff Performance Award presented to an outstanding employee based on exceptional performance on the job, positive toward the job, technical competency & rapport with colleagues
  Faculty Research Award Recognition by the professional community, both inside & outside the University, of outstanding performance in terms of published papers, research awards, grants, etc.
  Distinguished Service Presented periodically to a member of the School faculty or staff member for outstanding service to the local community, to the state, or to the nation.
  Teaching Award Presented on the basis of outstanding performance in the area of instruction at both the undergraduate & graduate levels as judged by students & faculty colleagues
  Glue Award (School Spirit) Presented periodically to the School staff for their combined efforts in supporting the research, teaching, & service missions of the School
  A&S-Distinguished Teacher Award Recognizes the achievement of excellence in teaching & to encourage continuing teaching & instructional leadership
  A&S Distinguished Professor Award Honors the College's Distinguished Professor Award
  A&S Outstanding Teacher Prize Recognizes exceptional teachers in the college
  A&S Staff Recognition Award Recognizes the outstanding service contributed to the College by its staff employees
  William S. Ward Award To recognize outstanding tenured faculty members
  Outstanding part-time Instructor Award To recognize outstanding part-time instructor
  Outstanding Writing Center Consultant To recognize outstanding Writing Center employees
  Service Award To recognize employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. years of UK service
  Hallam Award Encourage excellence in field of history
  Dorothy Leathers Fellowship Award Established to honor graduate students for their outstanding work in the History Department
  Arts and Sciences Emeritus Faculty Award Honoring distinguished emeritus faculty member
  Legacy Award Honor intellectual acheivement in the Affrilachian Communityo recognize outstanding part-time instructor
  Staff Excellence Award Awarded to staff member who has done an excellent job in described duites, has gone beyond the job description, and has shown initiative in serving the department
  Award for Initiative, Innovation and Impact on Undergraduate Education Awarded to faculty members who have had a significant positive influence on undergraduate education in Psychology over the Academic Year
  Distinguished Community Service Presented periodically to a College faculty member for outstanding contributions to enhancing the relationship between the College and the local community or state.
  Promotional Contest to get A&S Brand out to Community Promote the A&S Brand to Campus and the Outside Community

 

Business & Economics

  Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Teacher Award Recognize outstanding employee/faculty member
  Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award Recognize outstanding employee/faculty member
  Economics Faculty Teacher of the Year Recognize excellence in teaching
  Classified Staff Employee Of the Year Cash award & plaque to recognize outstanding staff or faculty
  Professional Employee of the Year Cash award & plaque to recognize outstanding staff or faculty
  MBA Case Student Competition Judge Award Judges' Panel Award
  Judy Haywood Professional Staff Award staff award
  Von Allmen School of Accountancy Outstanding PhD Alumnus Award To award alumnus for one or more of the following: 1.)To award an alumnus who has made outstanding and consistent contributions to the Von Allmen School of Accountancy 2.) has advanced knowledge throu discovery, application or teaching scholarship 3.) demonstrated exceptional leadership in the community of accounting scholars or accounting professionals
  Faculty Advisor Award for State Business Competition Grant To award the faculty advisor of the student recipients of the State of Ky Business Competitions Awards
  Faculty Leadership Research Award To reward faculty for advancing research status of the Gatton College of Business and Economics

 

Communications & Information

 Outstanding Staff Award Reward staff and raise morale
  Teaching Excellence Award to faculty member To reward excellent teaching
  Faculty Research Award Cash award & plaque to recognize faculty member for achievement in research
  Faculty Community Service Award Cash award & plaque to recognize faculty member for achievement in community service

Dentistry

  Employee of the Year Staff recognition program
  Wethington Award Faculty Award
  Employee of the Quarter Staff recognition program
  Suggestion Box "I Have an Idea" Award for suggestions for improvement

 

 

Design

 

PCI Design Competition Faculty Advisor Award Award the faculty advisor who guided the winning Architectural student(s) in the PCI design competition.

 

 

Education

 

Awards Presented at Graduation Honoring distinguished emeritus faculty member, Alumni Hall of Fame Award, Outstanding Students & Retiring Faculty & Staff Members
  Outstanding Faculty Awards in Research, Teaching & Service Recognition of achievement in specific area
  Recognition of Excellence Awards for Clerical & Professional Staff Staff incentive
  Mini Grants for Faculty Faculty incentive
  Outstanding Faculty Awards in research, teaching and service Mentioning Designated Faculty member. Alumni Hall of Fame Award. Outstanding Student & Faculty & Staff Members
  Comprehensive Intervention Model Award Staff Recognition for Implementation of C.I.M. Program in KY

 

 

Engineering

 

Staff Excellence Award Recognize outstanding staff who have demonstrated exemplary ability and outstanding performance in their position and who have contributed to the overall success of the College
  Service Excellence Award Recognize an employee who excels in carrying out the service mission of the College
  Staff Appreciation Day Award staff list- random
  Henry Lutes Teaching Award Award to recognize outstanding teaching accomplishments

 

 

Graduate School

  Employee of the Year in Graduate Centers Staff recognition program
  Honary Degree An honorary degree is granted for the purpose of honoring those who exemplify the ideals of the University through their significant achievements and contributions to society
  Kirwan Award The Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize shall be awarded annually to a full time faculty member at the University of Kentucky who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to original research or (creative) scholarship
 

Strurgill Award

The William B. Sturgill Award is presented annually to a graduate faculty member for outstanding contributions to graduate education at UK.
  William E. Lyons Award Recognize outstanding service contributions to UK, the community, and/or the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  Wethington Awards Reward faculty performance and productivity on a merit basis

 

 

Health Sciences

  Employee of the Year Staff recognition program
  Kingston Award Faculty teaching award
  Excellence In Research Award Faculty research award

 

 

Law

  Staff Appreciation Recognize outstanding job performance
  Robert M & Joanne K. Duncan Faculty Improvement Fund Promote legal research & scholarship in the Kentucky Law Journal
  Robert M. & Joanne K. Duncan Faculty Improvement Promote outstanding teaching
  Charles S. Cassis Research & Scholarship Fund Promote legal research & scholarship published in the Kentucky Law Journal
  Lowell T. Hughes Research & Scholarship Fund Staff incentive
  Nancy Lewis Award Recognize various staff persons for outstanding performance. Award might be given to more than one individual each year
  Alumni Hall of Fame Honor outstanding alumni of the College of Law
  Staff Appreciation Award To show appreciation for college staff
  Annual Staff Appreciation To show appreciation for college staff

 

 

Libraries

  Service Awards Faculty and Staff Recognition Program
  Spot Bonus award recognition of a maximum of 25 faculty or staff
  Dean's Award for Outstanding Performance Up to 2 regular faculty or staff who have provided outstanding service over a period of time
  Intellectual Achievement Award Recognizes high intellectual achievements while encouraging education and promoting creativity throughout the Commonwealth. Candidates must have been born in Kentucky or studied, worked or lived in Kentucky for at least three years and have demonstrated intellectual excellence in a scientific, artistic, literary, social or humanitarian venue or who have produced some original work or contribution of lasting value.

 

 

Medicine

  Employees of the Year Staff recognition program
  Employee of the Month/ Dept. of Psychiatry Staff recognition program
  Faculty Council Chair Award Award to faculty member for being chair of Faculty Council
  Research Excellence Award Award to faculty member for outstanding research
  William R. Willard Dean's Award Award for significant and long standing dedication to medical education
  Abraham Flexner Master Education Award Faculty Education Award
  Holsinger Awards for Excellence in Teaching in Anatomy & Neurobiology (up to 3 per year) Teaching awards for those faculty who excel in education based initiatives
  Employee of the Quarter - Center for Rural Health Staff recognition program
  Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Poster Award - 1st Place Staff Award given on the annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
  Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Poster Award - 2nd Place Staff Award given on the annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
  Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Poster Award - 3rd Place Staff Award given on the annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
  Teaching Award Silver Pointer Award to faculty member for teaching
  Teaching Award Pre-Clinical Golden Apple Award to faculty member for teaching
  Humanism in Medicine Award Award to faculty member for demonstration of compassion and empathy
  Teaching Award Clinical Golden Apple Award to faculty member for teaching
  Teaching Award Continuing Medical Education/Outstanding Faculty Award to faculty member for CME Contributions
  Wethington Research Excellence Awards Research Awards
  Anatomy Employee of the Quarter Staff recognition program
  Anatomy Employee of the Year Staff recognition program
  Clerkship of Excellence III Award To department providing outstanding teaching in a third-year clerkship
  Teaching Award Golden Podium (First Year) To department providing outstanding teaching in a first-year course
  Teaching Award Golden Podium (Second Year) To department providing outstanding teaching in a second-year course
  Teaching Award Community Preceptor Award For outstanding physicians who served as a community preceptor
  Clerkship of Excellence IV Award For department that provides outstanding teaching in a fourth-year clerkship
  Admissions Committee Award Admissions recognizes outstanding contribution to the committee
  Center for Excellence in Medical Education CEME Outstanding contribution to the Board of Directors
  Clinical Clerkship Award Award up to ten physicians in clinical departments
  Kentucky Clinic Extra Mile Award Award to Kentucky Clinic non physician staff
  Women's Health Center James W Holsinger Jr. Women's Health Award Recognition for making a major contribution towards the advancement of women's health
  Outstanding Employee of the Year Staff Recognition
  Community Based Faculty Award Recognition award for 5 years of teaching excellence
  Community Based Faculty Award Recognition award for 10 years of teaching excellence
  Department of Pediatrics Chair's Award Recognition of outstanding staff contributions to the department's mission
  Faculty Council Staff Award Recognition of outstanding staff contributions to the council's mission
  Clinical House Staff Award For excellence in teaching during third year rotations from each of the seven departments
  Mentor Awards To recognize faculty who are providing exceptional service as a research mentor
  Poster Award for Teaching Teaching Award for staff
  CDAR Award Reward Staff & Raise Morale (max 10 recipients per annum)
  Retreat Poster Award Award to staff for notable contribution to the poster session
  Staff Award Reward Staff & Raise Morale (max 5 recipients per annum)
  Bluegrass Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience Best Poster
  Best Poster Presentation Faculty/Graduate Student/Post-Doc/Medical Student Poster Presentation
  Best Poster Presentation Faculty/Graduate Student/Post-Doc/Medical Student Poster Presentation
  Postdoctoral Research Award Best poster at postdoctoral poster session, sponsored by Postdoctoral Advisory Committee
  H. Otto Kaak Outstanding Child and Adolescent Resident Outstanding Performance as a Child/Adolescent Resident
  Publication Incentives Incentive for publications in peer reviewed journal
  Faculty Contribution Award To recognize Volunteer faculty providing exceptional service and contribution to the college of medicine.
  SCoBIRC Employee of the Quarter Recognition of SCoBIRC employee
  SCoBIRC Employee of the Year Recognition of SCoBIRC employee
  Brian J. Hardin Award Brian Hardin was a graduate student and technician in the Department who made good physiology fun and challenged everyone he met to only bring their best game.  This award for staff and trainees commemorates these qualities.
  Distinguished Faculty Award To recognize an outstanding faculty member
  Pediatric Research Symposium Award to foster growth of scholarship for the residency program, the medical school, the College of Medicine and the University of KY
  Chairman's Award To staff or faculty for exceptional service to the department and/or college
  Sanders-Brown Scientific Symposium Award A one-time award for the best posterpresentation at the Nov. 2009 Symposium
  Richard W. Schwartz Leadership in Education Award for significant and long standing dedication to medical education
  Ward O. Griffin Award Student Teaching Award
  Ben Eisenman Award Resident Teaching Award
  Holsinger Awards for Excellence in Teaching in Physiology Teaching awards for those faculty who excel in education based initiatives
  Outstanding Contribution to Resident Education Outstanding Contribution to Resident Education
  Saha CVRC P Fritz Nursing Patient Education Award Saha CVRC P Fritz Nursing Patient Education Award
  Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Poster Award - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Fellows Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
  Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Poster Award - Honorable Mention for Fellow Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day
  Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day Faculty Award Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day
  Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day Faculty Award Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day
  Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day Staff Award Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day
  Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day Staff Award Annual Barnstable-Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day
  W.R. Markesbery Scientific Symposium best poster by a postdoctoral fellow/scholar/staff award Recognition of best posters by a postdoctoral fellows/staff members (up to 4 awards)
  Center for Muscle Biology Poster Session Dept of Physiology staff compete at the Center for Muscle Biology Fall Retreat Poster Session

 

Nursing

 

Louise J. Zegeer Award

This is given to a full-time faculty or professional teaching staff member for commitment to and excellence in undergraduate education by exhibiting enthusiasm, vision, pride in the nursing profession, energy, honesty, ethical treatment of students and others, and encouragement and mentorship to students.

 

Gloe L. Bertram Award

This award honors a faculty or staff member, inside or outside the College of Nursing, who gives to the College’s faculty or staff in some special way. This person is committed and conscientious, efficient and competent, and calm and serene.

 

Employee of the Year Award

Awarded to a staff member who makes a substantial contribution to the College’s faculty, other staff and/or students. This person may have worked to improve human diversity, made a creative or innovative use of ideas and/or resources, contributed to a quality improvement initiative, and/or developed a major cost reduction program.

 

Excellence in Research/Scholarship

This awards outstanding faculty accomplishments in research and/or scholarship related to research by receipt of substantial extramural funding for research; contributions to nursing science through publications and presentations; dissemination of research findings to the lay public; and/or mentorship of faculty and/or students in research and/or scholarly development.

 

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

This award honors a faculty or staff member who demonstrates knowledge in an area of clinical nursing practice and delivery of outstanding client care; uses the best available evidence in practice; develops creative approaches to nursing practice; collaborates with clients, families and health care providers in providing safe, effective and cost-conscious client care; systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of practice; and serves as an inspirational mentor and/or preceptor to other nurses.

 

Excellence in Service Award

This person is voted upon by fellow faculty members. The award winner demonstrates excellence in one of these areas: contributions to the “work” of the College; voluntary contributions to the community which are directly connected to the person’s profession or other aspect of the faculty member’s involvement at UK; contributions to the profession through service on state, regional, national, or international boards of directors, editorial review board activities, etc.

 

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

This award recognizes excellence and outstanding contributions in graduate teaching. Nominations are invited from the faculty and graduate students. The winner of this award demonstrates a sustained commitment to graduate education; excellence in the development and implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies; and makes outstanding contributions to the graduate program.

 

Excellence in Part-Time/Adjunct Teaching Award

Nominations are invited from faculty and undergraduate students at the College of Nursing. The award winner exhibits a sustained commitment to nursing education and excellence in the development and implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies.

 

Excellence in Undergraduate Precepting Award

This award recognizes an outstanding role model for professional nursing practice; a commitment to clinical excellence; exceptional support of student learning; and making a difference in the way the student will practice nursing.

 

 

Pharmacy

  Employee of the Year Staff recognition program - 2 awards - Technical & Administrative
  Faculty Award for: 1. Research & Scholarship, 2. Service, 3. Educational Learning, 4. Patient Care Award to faculty member for outstanding research & scholarship, outstanding service, outstanding educational learning and outstanding patient care (max of 4 awards per year)
  Staff Service Award Recognize staff member for outstanding service
  Washington Award Reward faculty performance and productivity on a merit basis
  Michael J Lach Graduate Fellowship for Computer Technology Recognition of a College of Pharmacy faculty member
  William T. Miles Award for Community Service Recognition of a faculty member
  Division of Drug Discovery Research/Scholarly Activity Award Recognition of a faculty member

 

 

Provost Area-Wide

  Service Awards Staff Recognition Program
  Employee Recognition Events Circle of Love, Employee Picnic, Picnic with the Pops, United Way Fall Festival, United Way Campaign recognition
  Outstanding Staff Two (2) administrative employees, Two (2) clerical employees,Two (2) service & maintenance employees, One (1) technical employee
  Public Scholar Award Award given to faculty member who made major contributions to the community

 

 

Provost

  Provost Awards for Outstanding Teaching A wide variety of Awards and Honors are issued to individuals whose outstanding service at the University of Kentucky earns recognition. For information regarding the nomination process, award history, or other details please contact the orginating College/Department.
  Provost Award for Distinguished Service Professors To recognize outstanding faculty members service to campus, or community

 

 

Public Health

  Employee of the Year Reward Staff and Raise Morale
  Staff Employee of the year Staff employee of the year
  Dean's Innovation in Teaching Award To award faculty member for excellence in teaching
  Dean's Outstanding Teaching Performance Award To award faculty member for excellence in teaching
  Golden Apple Award To award faculty member for excellence in teaching
  PMEH Chair’s Award for Research Excellence Most productive Researcher in Preventive Medicine
  PMEH Chief Resident Service Award

 

 

Multicultural Affairs

  Evelyn Black Recognize outstanding staff/faculty member
  Beyond the Call of Duty Recognize employee/faculty member for contributions "beyond the call of duty"
  Supportive Faculty/Staff Recognize outstanding employee/faculty member
  Dream Awards Staff recognition program - 2 awards - faculty/academic & staff

 

Social Work

 

Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin) - Innovative Employer Award

To recognize President Todd for his involvement in creating iwin and the Innovative Employer Roundtable
  Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin) Lee T. Todd, Jr. Innovative Employer Award To recognize a Kentucky employer who has demontrated innovative workplcae practices, based on the iwin Innovative Employer Model

 

 

Student Affairs

  Frances J. Ockerman International Award Award established in honor of Frances J. Ockerman who devoted her time to host & tutor international students
  Culinary Awards First, Second and Third place awards in five categories for outstanding recipes (15 awards)
  Campus Cuisine Awards Outstanding Campus Cuisine unit in each of 5 categories
  Robert and Freda Carlin Unsung Hero Award Recognize Student Affairs Staff Member for dedicated service to students

 

 

AP Undergraduate Education

  Outstanding Advisor Award For Outstanding Advising by a Professional Advisor
  Outstanding Advisor Award For Outstanding Advising by a Faculty Advisor
  D. Spaeth Award for Service Faculty with 3 years service
  Bingham Seminar Faculty Grants
  Professional Development Grant Staff travel

 

 

Women's Forum

  Sarah Bennet Holmes Award Staff Award