Faculty Staff Awards

Description of Excellence Awards

The excellence of HHS faculty and staff is celebrated each Spring with a number of awards. Students typically nominate faculty for consideration for teaching awards. Faculty, staff and students may nominate individuals for consideration of other awards.

HHS Teaching Excellence Award

This award honors a faculty member for outstanding success facilitating student learning, outstanding success guiding and facilitating student research or scholarship, or impacting academic and professional pursuits of students. Full time tenure and non-tenure track faculty with at least 2 years of experience at UNCG are eligible for consideration.

HHS Mary Frances Stone Teaching Excellence Award

The Mary Frances Stone Teaching Excellence Award honors tenured and non-tenure track faculty in the School of HHS for teaching excellence. Clarence and Jane Stone established this award to honor their daughter. They believed that 'educational strength ...depends on the development and retention of great scholars and teachers.' Faculty with at least 2 years of experience at UNCG are eligible for consideration.

Gail M. Hennis Teaching Excellence Award

This award was established to celebrate quality in teaching and to provide support to a graduate faculty member in the Departments of Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, or Public Health Education. It was made possible by a gift from Jerry R. and Joan M. Tolley to honor Dr. Gail M. Hennis, a former professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at UNCG. Faculty with at least 2 years of experience at UNCG are eligible for consideration.

HHS Graduate Mentoring Award

The HHS Graduate Mentoring Award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in mentoring graduate students. Mentoring graduate students can take many roles, from working one-on-one in advising, teaching, or research activities, to supervising multiple students in research labs, practica, or clinical settings. Notable accomplishments include, but are not limited to, directing theses and dissertations, coauthoring students’ presentations at professional meetings, coauthoring publications with students (or recent graduates) and helping students develop clinical skills in professional settings. Download nomination document (docx) and follow the instructions for submission.

Community Engaged Scholarship Award

The HHS Community Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes and rewards a member of the faculty in HHS who demonstrates excellence in scholarly engagement with a community partner. Community engagement that benefits the University and a community partner, while demonstrating a clear connection to departmental, school or university mission is the focus of this award. Download nomination document (docx) and follow the instructions for submission.

Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Award

The School of Health and Human Sciences Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to the individual or individuals who make significant contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Health and Human Sciences and in the health and human sciences professions. Contributions include increasing the presence of under-represented populations in the health and human sciences professions and engaging and addressing the needs of diverse populations facing social and health disparities in the Triad, State and beyond. Download nomination document (docx) and follow the instructions for submission.

Research Excellence Awards

Health and Human Sciences Research Excellence Awards recognize HHS faculty members for their outstanding research contributions. Each year, one tenured and one nontenured faculty member is recognized. Excellence may be demonstrated by the originality of work, a pattern of research productivity and the involvement of student in the research enterprise. The Senior Research Excellence Award is based on the nominee's career-long body of research. Download nomination document (doc) and follow the instructions for submission.

Outstanding Staff Award

The HHS Outstanding Staff Award recognizes and rewards a member of the staff in HHS who provides outstanding leadership and service to our school. Leadership and service are contributions made to HHS which go beyond the scope of normal responsibilities. Examples of leadership and service include, but are not limited to: service on university committees and humanitarian activities/recognition. Service may also include departmental, school, university, and/or professional roles. Download nomination document (doc) and follow the instructions for submission.