The Beehive Awards
To recognize the significant scholarly accomplishments of our junior faculty, the College of Humanities has created the Rising Star in the Humanities award. The award recognizes significant research contributions by junior faculty. All pre-tenure faculty are eligible to apply.
- a CV
- a one page nomination letter detailing significant accomplishments (self-nomination is allowed)
- a letter of support
- 2021: Tae Lee (Communication), Ben Lyons (Communication)
- 2020: Romeo García (Writing & Rhetoric), Chris Ingraham (Communication)
- 2019: Jon Stone (Writing & Rhetoric)
- 2018: Hugh Cagle (History), Avery Holton (Communication), Christie Toth (W&R)
- 2017: Danielle Olden (History)
- 2016: Sara Yeo (Communication) & David Roh (English)
To recognized the significant scholarly accomplishments of our senior faculty, the College of Humanities has created a Distinguished Scholar in the Humanities award. The award recognizes significant research contributions from tenured faculty. All tenured faculty are eligible to apply.
- a CV
- a 1page nomination letter detailing significant accomplishments (self-nomination is allowed)
- a letter of support
- 2021: Margaret Wan (World Languages & Cultures), Helga Shugart (Communication)
- 2020: Anne Jamison (English), Stephen M. Downes (Philosophy)
- 2019: Isabel Moreira (History), Susie Porter (Gender Studies; History)
- 2018: Nadjah Durbach (History), Marouf Hasian (Communication), Kent Ono (Communication)
- 2017: Vincent Cheng (English)
- 2016: Elijah Milgram (Philosophy), Vincent Pecora (English)
- A letter of nomination describing the outstanding service demonstrated by the candidate.
- A letter of support from the nominee’s department chair. Additional letters of support are welcome.
- A brief curriculum vita which highlights University service or community engaged service or scholarship.
- 2021: Dave Derezotes (Social Works; Peace and Conflict Studies), Mike Middleton (Communication)
- 2020: Maureen Mathison (Writing & Rhetoric)
- 2019: Edward Rubin (Linguistics), Rebecca Horn (History)
- 2018: Janet Theiss (History)
- 2017: No winner
- 2016: Richard Chi (World Languages & Cultures), Leslie Francis (Philosophy)
- 2015: Mary Strine (Communication)
- 2014: Wilfred Samuels (English)
- 2013: Robert Avery (Communication), Howard Horwitz (English)
Please email your nomination to email@example.com with the subject line, "Stellar Staff Nomination" and briefly tell us about the outstanding efforts of that person.
This program was established to recognize the significant professional contributions by the College’s full time staff (.75 FTE and above) who have been employed in the College for at least two years. Dean’s Office staff are ineligible. Nomination deadlines are announced in the spring.
- 2012: Kacey Campbell (Linguistics) & Victor Garcia (Philosophy
- 2013: Lisa Shaw (Writing & Rhetoric)
- 2014: Bryce Garner (International & Area Studies)
- 2016: Connie Corbett (Philosophy)
- 2017: Shantel de Arraiz (Linguistics)
- 2018: Amarilys Scott (History)
The committee will process the scholarship in the most fair and judicious manner to benefit the employee, according to the procedures directed by University of Utah policy. UUSC is an equal opportunity provider.To be considered, each University staff applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Currently working in a 75% FTE (30 hours per week) or greater position.
- Worked for the University in a 75% FTE or greater benefited position for the past two consecutive years.
- May apply one time per academic year. Please see deadlines posted each semester.
- Individuals may receive a scholarship once per academic year, in fairness to all who may submit their applications.
- Current Staff Council members are not eligible.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted and considered void.
- If you meet all the above criteria, you can apply here.