Awards & Recognition

UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents recognize the achievements of faculty in teaching, research/creative activity, and service with a number of awards each year; as well as those achievements of undergraduate and graduate advisors and undergraduate and graduate scholars.

In addition, many academic colleges/schools have their own awards to honor faculty, staff, and/or student achievements. Please watch for other award opportunity announcements.

2018 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the distinguished award winners and other honorees at the 2018 UNLV Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony & Reception, held on April 18, 2018.

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for the following awards.

Faculty Length of Service Recognition Program

The Faculty Length of Service Recognition Program recognizes the ten-, twenty-, thirty-, forty-, and fifty-year service milestones of UNLV’s dedicated academic and administrative faculty members.

UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award and Nevada Regents' Teaching Award

UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award and Nevada Regents' Teaching Award

The following award nominations, including the completed application packet, are invited through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017

2018 Committee Members

 

2017 Committee Members

Recent Winners

2018
  • Gabriel Judkins, Geoscience
  • Robyn Raschke, Accounting
  • Daniel Siciliano, Accounting
2017
  • Haroon Stephen, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
  • Lori Candela, School of Nursing
  • Terrill Pollman, William S. Boyd School of Law
2016
  • George Pales, Heath Physics & Diagnostc Sciences
  • Andrew Spivek, Sociology (Regents)
2015
  • Anjala Krishen, Marketing & International Business
  • Laurel Pritchard, Psychology
  • Andrew Spivak, Sociology
  • Pradip Bhowmik, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2014
  • Robert Aalberts, Accounting
  • P. Jane Hafen, English
  • Daniel McAllister, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology
  • Scott Nowicki, Geoscience
  • Sang-Duck Seo, Art

UNLV Outstanding Department Chair/Academic Director Award

UNLV Outstanding Department Chair/Academic Director Award

All nomination materials must be received before 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Committee Members

  • Danica Hayes
  • Merrill Landers
  • Emily Lin
  • Steen Madsen
  • Ngai Pindell
  • John Tuman

Recent Winners

2018
  • Barbara Roth
2017
  • Merrill Landers
2016
  • Paulette Tandy

UNLV Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty (PTIs) Award

UNLV Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty (PTIs) Award

All applications must be received before March 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Committee Members

Recent Winners

2018
  • Kelly Bumgarner, Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
  • Anthony Cabot, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Kimberly Idol, English
  • Fausto Mechilli, World Languages and Cultures
  • Valerie Taylor, Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies
2017
  • Jaymes Aimetti, Teaching and Learning
  • Natalie Flores, Biology and Life Sciences
  • Ashley Jagodzinski, English
  • Connie Malin, Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • Leeanne Sorenson, English
2016
  • Yvette Benz, World Languages + Cultures
  • Michael Gordon, Environmental & Public Affairs
  • Stanford Owen, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Tansy Rabijahed, Life Sciences
  • Mike Velez, English
  • Mary Wammack, History
2015
  • Daniel Heller , Life Sciences
  • Roberta Sabbath , English
  • David P. Schwartz , Law
  • Homer Simms , English
2014
  • Kathleen Callahan, Journalism & Media Studies
  • Kerie Francis, Sociology
  • Tereza Jezkova, Life Sciences
  • Joanna Kepka, Honors
  • Jose Santillana, Women's Studies

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

2018 UNLV Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2018.

2018 Committee Members

Recent Winners

2018
  • MaryKay Orgill, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Jenifer Utz, School of Life Sciences
2017
  • Matthew Bernacki, Educational Psychology & Higher Education, College of Education
  • Lori Candela, Nursing

UNLV Top Tier Award

The UNLV Top Tier Award honors employees for outstanding contributions to UNLV and its mission to be a Top Tier University. While everyone associated with UNLV works toward fulfilling our mission, the efforts of some present an outstanding example of commitment. The UNLV Top Tier Award pays tribute to these people.

Office of the Senior Vice Provost

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost is responsible for the following awards.

UNLV Academic Advisor Award and Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Award

UNLV Academic Advisor Award and Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Award

Application materials for the academic advisor award may be submitted to FDH 706 or via campus mail to mail code 1099) by Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please direct any inquiries to Nicole Makarchuk at 702-895-5148.

Committee Members

  • Past Awardees, Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada (CSUN) Representative, Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Representative, Student Affairs Representative, Executive Vice President and Provost Faculty Fellow.

Recent Winners

2017

UNLV Academic Advisor Award

  • Antonio Villegas, Academic Advisor Award (Undergraduate)
  • Dr. Daniel Allen, Academic Advisor Award (Graduate)
2016

UNLV Academic Advisor Award

  • Stacy Shapin, Academic Advisor Award (Undergraduate)
  • Dr. James Busser, Academic Advisor Award (Graduate)
2015

UNLV Academic Advisor Award

  • Tony Terrell, Academic Advisor Award (Undergraduate)
  • Jennifer Carr, Academic Advisor Award (Graduate)

Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Award

  • Jennifer Carr, Regents' Academic Advisor Award (Graduate)
2014

UNLV Academic Advisor Award

  • Tiffany Schmier, Honors College (Undergraduate)
  • Lisa Davis, MBA Programs (Graduate)

Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Award

  • Tiffany Schmier, Honors College (Undergraduate)

Faculty International Development Awards: Summer 2018

Faculty International Development Awards: Summer 2018

Applications materials for the summer 2018 faculty international development awards are invited through Friday, December 1, 2017.

Committee Members

  • Shelley Heaton, Research Librarian
  • Mel Jameson, International Business
  • Susan Thompson, International Programs, non voting member
  • Sabrina Harris, USAC Institutional Relations (non voting serves as placement coordinator)

Recent Winners

​2017
  • Frank Van Breukelen, Pau, France
2016
  • Deirdre Clemente, History, Viterbo, Italy
2015
  • Anne Stevens, English, Pau, France

Nevada Regents' Scholar Award - Undergraduate and Graduate Students

2018 Nevada Regents' Scholar Award - Undergraduate Students

2018 Nevada Regents' Scholar Award - Graduate Students Call for Nominations 

Application materials for the Graduate Student Scholar award may be submitted to FDH 706 or via campus mail to mail code 1099 by 5 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017. Please direct any inquiries to Kristene Fisher at kristene.fisher@unlv.edu.

Committee Members

Rotates annually.

Recent Winners

2014
  • Brittany Radke (Undergraduate)
  • David M. Armstrong (Graduate)
2015
  • Kevin Tamadonfar (Undergraduate)
  • Andrew D. Nordin (Graduate)
2016
  • Casey Barber (Undergraduate)
  • Erica Marti (Graduate)
2017
  • Nemanja Novakovic (Undergraduate)
  • Tyler Stalbaum (Graduate)

Division of Research and Economic Development

The Division of Research and Economic Development is responsible for the following awards. Each of the awards below are linked to the Division's website. If you have any questions, please contact Dene Charlet at 702-895-2398.