Eagles of Excellence Awards
Every spring, the Honors College looks forward to the opportunity to celebrate and honor our hard-working students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and alumni. These awards help to recognize those who have gone above and beyond, here, in the Honors College and at Auburn University, in the realms of leadership, research, service, and teaching.
Awards are now open for nominations. Deadline for nominations: February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm
All nominations must include:
- A letter of nomination, with a detailed description/explanation of what qualifies this nominee for consideration (no more than 500 words).
- At least one additional submission of documented evidence. Documented evidence includes additional recommendation letters, resumes, examples of research work, etc. (There will be an opportunity to provide additional evidence for consideration.)
You may submit for multiple awards through the nomination portal. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Please review the descriptions for the Honors College Awards below:
Eligible student nominees must be classified as a senior (completed 90 hours) with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and set to graduate with Honors in 2022 – spring, summer, or fall.
Edgar C. Gentle III Honors Award: Awarded to a graduating Honors College student in recognition of their outstanding scholarship, mental attitude, and leadership qualities over the course of their career in the Honors College. To be eligible for the award, the student must complete the entire Honors curriculum, which includes the Senior Capstone Experience.
Meritorious Service Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose dedicated service to our local, regional, or national community best embodies the Honors College mission to “serve others with compassion.”
Distinguished Research Scholar Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose distinctive research record best embodies the Honors College mission to “pursue truth with courage and conviction.”
Wayne and Louise Crews Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose contributions to the Honors College embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.
Inclusive Excellence Award: Awarded to a Honors College student for making outstanding contributions towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment at Auburn University and best embodies the Honors College mission to “honor the diversity of the human experience and participate in a more just world.”
Emerging Leader Award(s): Awarded to a first-, second-, or third-year Honors student who has made significant contributions towards the success and progression of the Honors College and/or Auburn University by demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and dedication.
Committed to the Cause Service Award(s): Awarded to a first-, second-, or third-year Honors student whose dedicated service to our local Auburn community best embodies the Honors College mission to “serve others with compassion.”
Professor of the Year Award: Awarded to the professor whose outstanding teaching has most inspired, enriched, and challenged Honors College students.
Honored Alumni Award: Awarded to a graduate of the Honors College whose contributions to the Honors College, to Auburn University, and/or to our broader world embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.
Jane and Sherman Pitts Volunteer Leadership Award: Awarded to an outstanding volunteer (non-student) who graciously gives their time, talent, and resources back to the Honors College.
Edgar Gentle III Award
- Emma Peacock – 2022
- Jordan Windham- 2021
- Stephen Lanzi – 2020
- Matthew Ergle – 2019
- Joseph Anderson – 2018
- Kaylee McCormack – 2017
- Sean Bittner – 2016
- Tekisha Rice – 2015
Distinguished Research Scholar Award
- Reagan Moss – 2022
- Victoria Johnson – 2021
- Isabel Perry – 2020
- Chloe Haverkamp – 2019
Wayne and Louis Crews Award
- Gavin Rankins – 2022
- Hu “Oliver” Zhao – 2021
- Kaitlyn Conner – 2020
- Sam Lubor – 2019
Meritorious Service Award
- Jordan Windham – 2022
- Ada Ruth Huntley – 2021
- Hayleigh Hallam – 2020
- Sam Lubor – 2019
Honors Professor of The Year
- James Mckelly – 2022
- Dr. Tao – 2021
- Dr. Vince Cammarata – 2020
- Dr. Sarah Hamilton – 2019
- Dr. Lisa Peterson – 2018
- Dr. Lewis Barker – 2017
- Dr. Jeffery Katz – 2016
- Dr. Kristrina A. Shuler – 2015
Jane and Sherman Pitts Volunteers Leadership Award
- Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. – 2022
- Joseph “Sam” Johnson – 2021
- David Housel – 2020
- Lee Christian – 2019
Honors Alumni Award
- Caroline Stephens Milner – 2022
- Tim Keeter- 2021
- Katherine Mattox Davis – 2020
- Dr. Trellis Smith – 2019
National Prestigious Awards
- Natalie Hester – 2020
- Kayleigh Chalkowski – 2020
Inclusive Excellence Award
Peace Onuorah – 2022
Emerging Leader Award
Cameron Cohen, Wesley Lowman and Susanna Allred – 2022
Committed to the Cause Service Award
Kenall Mccallum – 2022
Last modified: April 25, 2022