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Make nominations for O. Max Gardner Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the O. Max Gardner Award. The award was established to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.”

The Gardner Award is awarded by the UNC Board of Governors and has been given annually since 1949.

The Board of Governors solicits nominations from UNC campuses in the fall semester each year, and a BOG committee decides on the system-wide winner during the spring semester. The winner receives a cash prize and recognition at the May BOG meeting. Those chosen in the past have been persons who have made notable contributions of national or international scale. See information regarding last year’s winner here: 2018 O. Max Gardner Award Winner.

The role of our UNCG Faculty Senate-based committee is to solicit nominations, recommend the campus nominee to the Provost and Chancellor, and assist with preparation of the nomination materials that are put forward to the Board of Governors. To better honor our campus nominees, Provost Dunn as allocated a $1000 award for our campus nominee. One thing to note about the award criteria: the award is based on the significance of accomplishments made during the past year. Of course, big accomplishments almost always arise after an extensive history of work. So, don’t discount putting forth a nominee whose long-standing work has culminated in an interesting way over the past 12 months (we can put forth nominees multiple times). For more information on our past nominees, our committee, and the nomination process, please visit the Provost’s O. Max Gardner Award information page.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 26, 2018. Feel free to forward this to others; nominations are encouraged from all on campus.

Questions? The committee members may be seen here.