College of Education

Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards
The Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards recognize students who make significant contributions their academic program by service to the community, academic excellence, and innovative initiative.
Who is eligible: Undergraduate students in the College of Education
Who may nominate: Program Faculty
Due Date: Feb 1
Award: Recognition at Honors Day

Most Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
The Most Outstanding Graduate Student Awards recognize students who make significant contributions their academic program by service to the community, academic excellence, and innovative initiative.
Who is eligible: Graduate students in the College of Education
Who may nominate: Program Faculty
Due Date: Feb 1
Award: Recognition at Honors Day

M. Ray Loree Memorial Research Award
The award is presented annually to the doctoral graduate in the College of Education whose dissertation has made the most outstanding research contribution to educational theory or practice.
Who is eligible: Recent doctoral graduate
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date:  Feb 1
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Outstanding Teaching by a Master’s Student
Who is eligible: The individual nominated must have been enrolled in the fall, spring and/or summer semester of the previous academic year, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); and major responsibility for teaching at least 2 course sections during the previous academic year.
Who may nominate: Each instructional department may nominate to the RFDC one graduate student for the master’s teaching award.
Due Date:  mid November
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Outstanding Research by a Master’s Student
Who is eligible: The individual nominated must have been enrolled in the fall, spring and/or summer semester of the previous academic year, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Who may nominate: Each instructional department may nominate to the RFDC one graduate student for the master’s teaching award.
Due Date:  mid November
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student
Who is eligible: The individual nominated must have been enrolled in the fall, spring and/or summer semester of the previous academic year, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); and major responsibility for teaching at least 3 course sections during the previous academic year.
Who may nominate: Each instructional department may nominate to the RFDC one graduate student for the master’s teaching award.
Due Date:  mid November
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student
Who is eligible: The individual nominated must have been enrolled in the fall, spring and/or summer semester of the previous academic year, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Who may nominate: Each instructional department may nominate to the RFDC one graduate student for the master’s teaching award.
Due Date:  mid November
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student
Who is eligible: The individual nominated must have been enrolled in the fall, spring and/or summer semester of the previous academic year, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Who may nominate: Each instructional department may nominate to the RFDC one graduate student for the master’s teaching award.
Due Date:  mid November
Award: Plaque, monetary award, and the recipient is announced during the Honors Day Convocation.

Educator Hall of Fame 
Founded in 2012, by the College of Education Board of Advisors of The University of Alabama, the Educator Hall of Fame honors the accomplishments of distinguished leaders in the field of education or dedicated supporters of education.  https://education.ua.edu/alumni/hall-of-fame/
Who is eligible: To be considered, a nominee must be either retired from paid, full-time employment in education; be 65 or older.  Post-humous nominations are also considered. Nominees who are selected will be of character consistent with the standards of the education profession. Nominees must be from one of the following categories: Teacher/Educator, Educational Administrator/Leader, Education Supporter, or COE Faculty Member. With the exception of the COE Faculty Member and Education Supporter categories, a nominee must be a graduate of The University of Alabama’s College of Education. Nominees will be selected based on their displays of originality and creativity in making outstanding contributions either to the practice of education to educational leadership, and/or to the promotion of education, scholarship, or the well-being of students.
Who may nominate:  Anyone
Due Date:  September 30
Award:   Plaque in Graves Hall and recognition at Hall of Fame dinner

Capstone Education Society Beginning Teachers/Young Alumni Award
The Capstone Education Society created this award to recognize beginning teachers or young alumni (1-3 years).
Who are eligible: COE Alumni
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date:  4 weeks prior to Homecoming
Award: Engraved memento, $500, and recognition at Alumni Awards Reception prior to Homecoming

Capstone Education Society Harold Bishop Award for Leaders
The Capstone Education Society created this award to recognize outstanding leaders in the field of education.
Who are eligible: COE Alumni
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: 4 weeks prior to Homecoming
Award: Engraved memento, $500, and recognition at Alumni Awards Reception prior to Homecoming

Capstone Education Society James E. McLean Excellence in Education Award
The Capstone Education Society created this award to honor educators (teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals) who through their work and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the education profession.
Who are eligible: COE Alumni
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date:  4 weeks prior to Homecoming
Award: Engraved memento, $500, and recognition at Alumni Awards Reception prior to Homecoming

Nellie Rose McCrory Faculty Excellence Awards
Three annual awards may be made to recognize excellence in teaching, excellence in faculty research, and excellence in service. These awards will be based on the impact of the faculty members’ work in each of these three areas that bring recognition to the faculty members, the College and the University. Earnings are used for, but not limited to, monetary awards for recipients, with one-third of the earnings allotted for each individual award. These awards are called the McCrory Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, the McCrory Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, and the McCrory Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.
Who are eligible: COE Faculty
Who may nominate: COE Faculty, Staff, and Students
Due Date: Last day of February
Award: Engraved memento and stipend


The University of Alabama

President’s Faculty Research Award
http://ovpred.ua.edu/faculty-research-day/

Nominations for the President’s Faculty Research Award are being solicited from faculty, departments and colleges for the Emerging, Mid-Career and Senior Scholar Awards. For each award category, one award will be given to a faculty member in the area of Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Arts and Humanities.

2019 nominations are due by NOON on Friday, February 22nd. Recipients will be recognized during the Faculty Research Day Awards Ceremony, the afternoon of April 17, 2019.

Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award
https://provost.ua.edu/burnum-distinguished-faculty-award/
Established by Celeste Burnum and the late Dr. John F. Burnum of Tuscaloosa, the award is presented annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated superior scholarly or artistic achievement and profound dedication to teaching.
Who are eligible: UA Faculty
Who may nominate: Faculty
Due Date: Mid-October – contact Academic Affairs
Award:

The Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professorship Award
Presented annually to one faculty member judged to have made extraordinary contributions that bring credit to the individual, his or her field, and the University. The Blackmon-Moody focuses more on a particular accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful, or captures the imagination.
Who are eligible: UA Faculty
Who may nominate: Faculty
Due Date: Mid-April – contact Academic Affairs
Award: Plaque

The University of Alabama’s Premier Awards (Students)
Outstanding juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the William P. & Estan J. Bloom Award, the Morris L. Mayer Award, the John F. Ramsey Award, the Catherine J. Randall Award, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. More information about these awards, including the criteria and the online application, can be found at https://premierawards.sa.ua.edu/. Students may apply for only one award.
Who are eligible: UA Juniors and Seniors
Who may nominate: Faculty
Due Date: Dec. 1
Award:

The University of Alabama’s Premier Awards (Faculty and Staff)
Faculty and staff  are also encouraged to nominate non-students for the Morris L. Mayer Award and Sydney Algernon Sullivan Awards. Members of the teaching faculty are eligible for the Mayer Award, while faculty or staff members are eligible for the Sullivan Award.
Who are eligible: UA Juniors and Seniors
Who may nominate: Faculty
Due Date: Dec. 1
Award:

The University of Alabama’s Premier Awards (UA Community member, student, non-student, organization)
The Judy Bonner Presidential Medallion Prize may be awarded to any member of the UA community, including a student, non-student or an organization.
Who is eligible: UA community member, student, non-student, organization
Who may nominate: UA community member, student, non-student, organization
Due Date: Dec. 1
Award:

National Alumni Association’s Alumni Student Award
Alumni Student Awards recognize students who have consistently demonstrated exceptional achievement and personal character and whose contributions to the University exemplify the spirit of the UA tradition.
Who is eligible: Male and female student of senior class
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: Dec 5
Award:

National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award
Alumni Student Awards recognize students who have consistently demonstrated exceptional achievement and personal character and whose contributions to the University exemplify the spirit of the UA tradition.
Who is eligible: Male and female student of senior class
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date:  Dec 5
Award:

National Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award
The National Alumni Association created the Distinguished Alumni Awards Program in 1966 to recognize a distinguished alumnus and alumna of The University of Alabama for their contributions to the institution and the Alumni Association. The award is based on one’s loyalty and service to the University and the Association; character and personal life; professional achievement or success in chosen endeavors; and community service on local, state, or national level.
Who is eligible: All active alumni of the University are eligible to receive the award.
Who may nominate: Nominations may be made by any alumnus or alumna, by any alumni chapter, or by any member of the faculty or staff of the University.
Due Date:  Jan 1
Award:

National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award
Recognizes 4 faculty members each year who demonstrate outstanding commitment to teaching.
Who is eligible: All full-time faculty are eligible for the award.
Who may nominate: Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty and students, with the selection committee composed of the same.
Due Date: March 6
Award:  Presentation of the awards is made at the Fall Faculty Meeting.

Rickey Yanaura Crimson Spirit Award
Recognizes employees who by actions, words, and deeds, make The University of Alabama an exceptional place to work and learn. Nominees for this award define “Crimson Spirit” by their very presence.
Who are eligible: Any UA Employee
Who may nominate: Any UA Employee
Due Date: Year round
Award: A monetary award of $250

Buford Peace Award
Granted to a UA faculty member whose activities demonstrate involvement in overcoming prejudice, promoting justice, and establishing peace. Administered by the School of Social Work.
Who are eligible: UA Faculty
Who may nominate: UA Faculty/Staff/Students and Others
Due Date: Late February
Award: April – Contact School of Social Work at 348-7027

Sam S. May Commitment to Service Award
Recognizes teams or departments demonstrating exceptional commitment, innovation, or creativity in customer service.
Who are eligible: Teams & Departments
Who may nominate: Any UA employee, team or department
Due Date: Late July
Award: A $500 monetary award

Morris Lehman Mayer Award
Recognizes one graduating senior and one teaching faculty member who exemplify the life of Morris L. Mayer: selfless and significant service and leadership for the UA community, significant contributions to student life, and integrity.
Who are eligible: 1 UA Teaching Faculty and 1 graduating senior
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: Early November – http://premierawards.ua.edu/docs/2013NonStudentApplication.pdf
Award: $1500

Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. Employee Award
Recognizes enterprising employees who, by action or idea, contribute to UA’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
Who are eligible: Any employee
Who may nominate: Direct Supervisor
Due Date: Year round
Award: A monetary award of $1200

Student Affairs Warner O Moore Hall of Fame
Any individual who has made lasting contributions to student life at The University of Alabama
Who are eligible: Anyone
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: March 11
Award: A monetary award of $2800

Penny Allen Award
Association to recognize faculty and exempt administrative personnel who have performed in an exemplary manner to further the mission of the University.
Who are eligible: Anyone
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: Late February
Award:

E. Roger Sayers Distinguished Service Award
Association to recognize faculty and exempt administrative personnel who have performed in an exemplary manner to further the mission of the University.
Who are eligible: Faculty and exempt administrative personnel
Who may nominate: Any UA Employee
Due Date: March 11
Award: A monetary award of $2800

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Given annually and recognizes one faculty member, one staff member, and one student who exhibit excellence of character and service to humanity.
Who are eligible: 1 UA Faculty, Staff, & Student
Who may nominate: Anyone
Due Date: Early November – Administered by the UA Premier Awards Committee. http://premierawards.ua.edu/docs/2013NonStudentApplication.pdf
Award: Plaque, medallion, banquet

The Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award
Honors exempt, non-faculty administrative employees who have performed in an exemplary manner, exceeding the expectations set for their position and fostering the mission of the University.
Who are eligible: Exempt, non-faculty, administrative employees
Who may nominate: Any UA Employee
Due Date: March 11
Award: A monetary award of $1000