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CHANCELLOR'S HONORS 2014

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 2014 banquet was held April 23rd at the University Center.

Highest Honors

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Torchbearer
The highest UT student honor, this distinction reminds us all that those who bear the Torch of Enlightenment shadow themselves to give light to others. Honors graduating seniors for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.


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Macebearer
The highest faculty award, the Macebearer celebrates and honors a distinguished career and a solid commitment to students, scholarship, and society.

Awards

Diversity and Campus Environment Awards

UT Student African American Hall of Fame Award
Recognizes African Americans who have made important contributions to the university, demonstrated distinguished service, leadership, and social advocacy.

Angie Warren Perkins Award
Named for the first dean of women at UT, this award honors outstanding leadership in campus governance or administration at the level of department head, director, or below.

Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Interculturalism Unit Excellence Award
Recognizes an office, program, or department that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. The office, program, or department will have implemented sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives that are linked to their mission.

Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Honors a student for work in promoting cultural diversity and enrichment on campus.

Hardy Liston, Jr. Symbol of Hope Award
Honors a faculty member, staff member, or friend of the university who demonstrates a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

LGBT Advocate Award
Recognizes a faculty member, staff member, or student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

LGBT Student Leadership Award
Given by the Commission for LGBT People; recognizes a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

Notable UT Woman Award
Recognizes a female faculty or staff member, student, or alumna whose accomplishments bring great distinction to the university.

Ready for the World Award
Honors those who enhance intercultural and international awareness of students and the campus community.

Outreach and Service Awards

Community Service Awards Alumni Public Service Award
Honors a faculty or staff member whose work has made a significant impact on the Knoxville-area community.

Chancellor’s Citations for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service
For graduating students who are extraordinary campus leaders for their significant service to others.

Excellence in Academic Outreach
Honors those who exemplify UT’s land-grant mission by using intellectual capital to benefit the citizens of Tennessee.

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

Extraordinary Customer Service
Given to a university employee who is consistently optimistic and serves students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with great care.

Extraordinary Service to the University
Honors faculty members, staff members, or friends for noteworthy service to the university.

L. R. Hesler Award
Established by students, colleagues, and friends of the longtime head of the botany department and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to reward exceptional teaching and service.

Research and Creative Achievement Awards

Research and Creative Achievement Awards Jefferson Prize
Honors a tenured or tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions through research and creative activity.

Research and Creative Achievement
Bestowed to senior faculty in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.

Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise
Honors faculty members who are early in their careers for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.

Success in Multidisciplinary Research
Given to a team of faculty members in more than one academic college who have succeeded in gaining major external resources and recognition for multidisciplinary research.

Student Awards

Student Awards Charles R. Burchett Extraordinary Contributions to Campus Life
Named for the World War II veteran, former Knox County Schools administrator, and UT dean of students to honor students and student organizations for extraordinary contributions to campus life.

Extraordinary Academic Achievement
Awarded to undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship.

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

Extraordinary Community Service (Students and Organizations)
Given to students and student organizations that exhibit the Volunteer spirit in the community.

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

Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Honors a student for work in promoting cultural diversity and enrichment on campus.

Graduate Student Teaching
Honors graduate students’ excellence in instruction.

LGBT Student Leadership Award
Given by the Commission for LGBT People; recognizes 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
Named for former UT president and now US Senator Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey, to recognize superior teaching and distinguished scholarship.

Alumni Outstanding Teacher
Bestowed by the UT Alumni Association to recognize teaching excellence.

Excellence in Graduate Mentoring and Advising
Honors graduate advisors and faculty members who have distinguished themselves as being highly committed to the advising and mentoring of graduate students.

Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Advising
Bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in the classroom and in advising.

L. R. Hesler Award
Established by students, colleagues, and friends of the longtime head of the botany department and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to reward exceptional teaching and service.