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CHANCELLOR'S HONORS 2012

The Chancellor's Honors Banquet is held each spring to recognize students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee for their extraordinary achievements.

The 2012 banquet was held April 9th at the University Center.

Highest Honors

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Torchbearer
Torchbearer is the highest honor the university gives to its students. Recognition as a Torchbearer reminds all students that those who bear the Torch of Enlightenment shadow themselves to give light to others.


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Macebearer
The highest faculty honor, the Macebearer is awarded to a faculty member who has exhibited longstanding commitment and service to the university community, to scholarship, and to society.

Awards

Diversity and Campus Environment Awards

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African American Hall of Fame
Awarded to African Americans in the campus community who have made important contributions to the university.

Angie Warren Perkins Award
Awarded to a woman faculty member who shows outstanding promise of scholarship, teaching, and/or other contributions to campus intellectual life.

Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to the spirit of cultural enrichment and the appreciation of differences on campus.

Hardy Liston, Jr. Symbol of Hope Award
Awarded to faculty/staff/alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to the development of individuals in our society through cultivating and enriching the human mind and spirit.

LGBT Advocate Award
Awarded to faculty, staff, or students who demonstrate leadership, integrity, and outstanding contributions to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

LGBT Student Leadership Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

Notable UT Woman Award
Awarded to women from three rotating categories—administrator, alumnae, faculty and staff—who have made outstanding contributions to the university.

Ready for the World Award
Awarded to a faculty member who has worked in exceptional ways to enhance intercultural and international awareness among undergraduates.

Outreach and Service Awards

Community Service Awards

Excellence in Academic Outreach
Awarded to a faculty member whose extraordinary contributions to the public have occurred as an outgrowth of academic pursuits and are related to the university's land-grant mission.

Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service
Awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the university.

Extraordinary Community Service
Awarded to faculty, staff, student organizations, and students who have demonstrated exceptional community service.

Extraordinary Customer Service
Awarded to staff members who excel in their jobs and in their working relationships.

Extraordinary Service to the University
Awarded to faculty, administrative-professional personnel, clerical-supporting staff, alumni, and friends who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the university.

L. R. Hesler Award
Awarded to faculty with outstanding teaching abilities and  service to the university community.

Public Service Award
Awarded to faculty with outstanding service to the public.

Research and Creative Achievement Awards

Research and Creative Achievement Awards

Jefferson Prize
Awarded to tenured or tenure-track faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative activity or who have made other significant achievements that might not be recognized in the usual university reward system.

Multidisciplinary Research Success
Awarded to a team of faculty members who have succeeded in gaining external resources and recognition for their research.

Research and Creative Achievement
Awarded to tenured faculty who have received national or international recognition in their field.

Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement
Awarded to tenured or tenure track faculty members at the assistant or associate professor rank who have received national and/or international recognition in their fields and show professional promise in their areas of research and creative achievement.

Student Awards

Student Awards

Charles R. Burchett Extraordinary Contributions to Campus Life Award
Awarded to student organizations who exhibit extraordinary contributions to the university.

Extraordinary Academic Achievement
Awarded to undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship.

Extraordinary Community Service
Awarded to faculty, staff, student organizations, and students who have demonstrated exceptional community service.

Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service
Awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the university.

Extraordinary Graduate Student Teaching
Awarded to outstanding graduate student teachers.

Extraordinary Professional Promise
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research or other contributions.

Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to the spirit of cultural enrichment and the appreciation of differences on campus.

LGBT Student Leadership Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

Scholar Athlete Award
Awarded to students who excel exceptionally in both scholarship and athletics.

Top Collegiate Scholar Award
Awarded to undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship.

Teaching Awards

Research and Creative Achievement Awards

Alexander Prize
Awarded to a faculty member who exhibits superior teaching and distinguished scholarship.

Excellence in Advising Award
Awarded to full or part-time faculty and advisors exhibiting excellence in advising.

Excellence in Teaching Award
Awarded to full or part-time faculty members exhibiting excellence in teaching.

Outstanding Teacher Award
Awarded to faculty members exhibiting excellence in the classroom.

L. R. Hesler Award
Awarded to faculty with outstanding teaching abilities and  service to the university community.