Honors faculty work hard to support honors students! They write countless letters of recommendation, prepare honors courses and mentor honors students one-on-one. Some might spend a day putting nervous prospective fellows at ease in a series of interviews, while others review study abroad and grant applications.
To recognize faculty member's hard work and dedication, the Honors College has developed the Distinguished Research and Teaching Faculty Award, the Distinguished Leadership Award and, introduced in 2021, the Distinguished Faculty Artistry Award. Each recipient receives a bronze medallion designed by sculptor (and honors alumnus) Hank Kaminsky and $1,000 in academic funding.