Faculty and Student Awards

 

Honors Convocation

The annual ceremony recognizes the University's most outstanding students and faculty. Students to be honored include University Scholars, the Phi Kappa Phi Scholar, the Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar, the Distinguished Student Award, the University Club Merit Award, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Scholars and the Student-Athletes of the Year.

Contact: Arcadia Betancourt,  abetancourt@fau.edu, phone 561-297-4747

Distinguished Teacher of the Year

Since 1969, the Distinguished Teacher of the Year has been awarded annually to one FAU faculty member on the basis of scholarship, research and publications, classroom teaching, academic counseling, and University and community service. The award winner is determined by students. The recipient receives a cash award and delivers the keynote address at Honors Convocation in the Spring and Freshman Convocation in the Fall. Nominations are made by students in January; each college's Student Advisory Committee selects the finalist from its college. One DTOY winner is then selected from among the nine finalists by the University Student Advisory Committee in spring, on the basis of his or her portfolio and in-person interview. For more information on how to nominate, click here.


Contact: Arcadia Betancourt,  abetancourt@fau.edu, phone 561-297-4747


Stan and Renee Wimberly Award/ University Scholarships/ Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships

Deans are notified in early January, asking them for the names and portfolios of three student finalists, based on scholarship. Deadline for receiving nominations is late February. Committee of past DTOY award winners and one Phi Kappa Phi officer convenes in early March to select one Wimberly Award winner ($2500), one University Scholar from each college, ($1,000 each) and one Phi Kappa Phi winner ($3000) Awards are given at the Honors Convocation in April.

Contact: Arcadia Betancourt,  abetancourt@fau.edu, phone 561-297-4747


Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Advising Awards

Deadline for submitting applications and nominations is early February. College recommendations are made by college-appointed screening committee made up of one faculty member from each department and at least two students. Finalists to Provost's office by early March.. University Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Committee makes final selections by late March. 4 teaching and 3 advising awards given for "enhancing undergraduate instruction and advising." $2,000 stipend each for advising and $4,000 stipend each for teaching. Awarded at the Honors Convocation ceremony in April. 

Contact: Arcadia Betancourt,  abetancourt@fau.edu, phone 561-297-4747


Other University Awards

 

Name of Award

Office

When Awarded

Contact

Degree of Difference Award

Alumni Office

Honors Convocation

Paul Metcalf,
metcalf@fau.edu

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Alumni Office

Commencement

Paul Metcalf,
metcalf@fau.edu

Talon Award (Faculty, Student, Alumni)

Alumni Office

Fall Ceremony

Paul Metcalf,
metcalf@fau.edu

President Medallion

Office of the President

Commencement

Andrew LaPlant,
alaplant@fau.edu

Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Office of the President

Commencement

Andrew LaPlant,
alaplant@fau.edu

Gabor Award

Human Resources

Service Awards Ceremony

Marie Mascaro, mmascaro@fau.edu

Presidential Leadership Awards

Human Resources

Service Awards Ceremony

Robin Kabat,
kabat@fau.edu

Service Awards

Human Resources

Service Awards Ceremony

Robin Kabat,
kabat@fau.edu

VALIC Service Award Human Resources Service Awards Ceremony Marie Mascaro,
mmascaro@fau.edu

Researchers & Scholars of the Year

Division of Research

Honors Convocation

Camille Coley,
ccoley@fau.edu

TIAA-CREF Awards

Academic Affairs

Service Awards Ceremony

Arcadia Betancourt,
abetancourt@fau.edu

 

Please note: Nominations are gathered through a variety of means. Some are gathered through applications, some are through open nominations, and some are only acquired through Dean, Director, VP, or Presidential nomination. Additionally, certain awards are not annual in nature and are only awarded to recognize extraordinary service. Please contact the award coordinator listed for more info.



 Last Modified 11/8/16