During Alumni Weekend each Fall semester, the Department recognizes a UNCG graduate in Anthropology for distinguished leadership, career accomplishments, and/or community involvement by awarding the Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations may be made at any time by department faculty member or alumni, and should be emailed to Ms. Dorothy Davis. Please include a statement summarizing the accomplishments of the nominee, the year of his or her graduation, and contact information for both the nominator and the nominee.
At Graduation ceremonies each Spring semester, the Department recognizes the outstanding work of one graduating senior Anthropology major by awarding the Outstanding Senior Award. The faculty determine the winner of the Outstanding Senior Award each year based on our evaluation of the body of work produced by the student over his or her career at UNCG. This body of work may include GPA, service to the department and community, fieldwork, internships, participation at conferences, and research accomplishments.
The late Dr. Harriet J. Kupferer taught for 23 years at UNCG and was the first Head of the Department. In 2006, Dr. Kupferer generously established an endowed fund for the advancement of the professional development of faculty and students within the Department of Anthropology. Named in honor of her parents, Gene and Helen Outwin Kupferer, this fund provides support for professional travel for both students and faculty members in our Department, and we are very grateful to Dr. Kupferer for her generosity and her dedication to the advancement of generations of students and faculty members in the Department of Anthropology at UNCG.
Download the Proposal Form. Completed forms should be returned to the Main Office of the Anthropology Department.