Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
Chancellor’s Honors Awards News
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.
The Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, held annually, is a long-standing tradition of celebrating excellence at UT.
At the Chancellor’s Honors Awards banquet, four faculty members received Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise Awards.
Neal S. Eash, professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and Andrew Seidler, director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, received Ready for the World awards.
At the Chancellor’s Honors Awards banquet, Caula Beyl, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received the Notable UT Woman Award.
Leticia Flores and Jennifer Jabson received the LGBT Advocate award.
Four faculty were recognized for their excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement, and received the Research and Creative Achievement Award.
Ernest Brothers, associate dean of the Graduate School, received the Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
Along with the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate, the chancellor presented Excellence in Teaching awards to Wendy Bach, Heather Hirschfeld, Jennifer Morrow, and Malissa Peery.