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Faculty and Staff Awards

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Faculty and staff members are nominated in recognition of their outstanding service to Walla Walla University and their embodiment of its principles in daily life. 

Awards recipients are announced during Awards CommUnity on the third Friday of April, during Alumni Weekend.

Any member of the Walla Walla University community may submit a nomination or supporting letter. Students are especially encouraged to nominate anyone who has made a special contribution to their education. The deadline for nominations is the Sunday before Spring quarter classes begin. Nominations are processed by the respective awards committee for recipient selection.

The membership of the Faculty Awards Committee is composed of the vice president for academic administration, the associate vice president for academic administration, the associate vice president for graduate studies, the chair of rank and tenure committee, the chair of faculty development committee, and the previous year’s award recipients of the excellence in teaching and excellence in scholarship award.

List of previous faculty awards recipients (Faculty may receive more than one award, but not the same award over a period of 10 years.)

The membership of the Staff Recognition Awards Selection Committee is composed of chair of staff council, HR director, administration representative, an hourly employee selected by staff council, previous year's award recipient.

List of previous staff awards recipients (Staff cannot receive an award more than once.)

To nominate an excellent faculty or staff member, follow the instructions under each award description.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

Granted for "significant and meritorious achievement" in teaching.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Granted for "significant and meritorious achievement" in professional scholarship.

Excellence in Advising Award

Granted for outstanding student advising on the basis of student evaluations. Recipient is selected by Academic Administration from nominations made by advisees.

Outstanding Teaching Award

In recognition of inspiration, up-to-date teaching, mentoring of students, and integrating faith and learning. The recipient is selected by Faculty Awards Committee from nominations made by recent alumni.

School of Business Teaching Award

The School of Business Teaching Excellence Award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching, mentoring, and advising. The recipient is selected by Faculty Awards Committee with input from students, peers, and administration.

Staff Recognition Awards

In recognition of outstanding customer service, job performance, and dedication. Three recipients are selected by Staff Awards Committee from nominations made by faculty, staff, and students.

Community Service Award

Awarded to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies generosity of service to the community. The recipient is selected during Fall quarter and honored at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Banquet in December. Recipient is selected by the President's Office from nominations made by faculty, staff, and students.

Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

One faculty member is invited to address the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees the following fall. Recipient is selected by Faculty Development Committee from nominations made by faculty, staff, and students. To make a nomination, please email cheri.wolcott@wallawalla.edu

Last update on March 21, 2018