Don’t forget to submit your materials for Torchbearer nominations due today. Other awards honored at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet also have upcoming nomination deadlines. The Excellence in Academic Outreach award is due February 24. Extraordinary Community Service faculty and staff nominations, Extraordinary Customer Service, and Extraordinary Service to the University awards are due February 28.
Chancellor’s Honors Award News
Faculty, students and staff were recognized at the annual University of Tennessee Honors Banquet Monday at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. At the banquet, the largest UT honors event of the year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek saluted the accomplishments of key members of the campus community.
In 2005, UT submitted a Quality Enhancement Plan for SACS reaccreditation that has since become known on campus as the Ready for the World program. Each year the Office of the Chancellor recognizes a faculty member who has worked in exceptional ways — for instance, through curriculum infusion projects or extended study abroad programs — to enhance intercultural and international awareness among undergraduates.
Each year the UT Alumni Association provides funds for an Alumni Public Service Award of $2,000 to the Knoxville campus. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in public service and, through this recognition, to stimulate the growth and development of the university’s public service role.
The Office of the Chancellor is seeking nominations of outstanding teachers and academic advisors. Nominees will be considered for a “Chancellor’s Teaching Award” or a “Chancellor’s Advising Award” to be announced at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
The University of Tennessee is actively involved in community outreach, and UT Knoxville student and heating and air technician Barry Reeves is taking this idea to the next level. Reeves received the 2009 Chancellor’s Honors Award for Extraordinary Service to the University for creating an apprenticeship with UT Facilities Services.