University Awards

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2017/2018 University Awards and Nomination Deadlines


Faculty Awards


  • D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award: October 13, 2017
  • Diversity Faculty Award: November 29, 2017
  • E.G. Peterson Extension Award: December 13, 2017
  • Faculty Researcher of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Undergraduate Research Mentors of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year: February 9, 2018
  • Faculty University Service Award: February 9, 2018
  • Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year: February 9, 2018

Student Awards


  • Legacy of Utah State Award: February 9, 2018
  • Diversity Student Award: November 29, 2017
  • Doctoral Student Researcher of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Master's Student Researcher of the Year Award: January 31, 2018
  • Peak Prize: University and College Undergraduate Researchers of the Years Awards: January 31, 2018
  • Bill E. Robins Memorial Award: February 2, 2018
  • Man of the Year: February 2, 2018
  • Organization of the Year: February 2, 2018
  • Woman of the Year: February 2, 2018
  • Talent of the Year: TBD
  • Val R. Christensen Service Award: February 2, 2018
  • Scholar of the Year: February 9, 2018

Staff Awards


  • Diversity Administrator Award: November 29, 2017
  • Diversity Staff Award: November 29, 2017
  • Professional Advisor of the Year: December 1, 2017

Honorary Degrees


  • Honorary Degrees: September 29, 2017


Commencement Speakers


  • Commencement Speaker: September 29, 2017

Alumni Awards


  • Distinguished Alumni Award: October 1 (same deadline every year)
  • Alumni of the Year: April 1 (same deadline every year)
  • Grand Marshal: April 1 (same deadline every year)
  • Young Alumnus of the Year: April 1 (same deadline every year)

Friends of USU Awards


  • Distinguished Service Award: October 1 (same deadline every year)
  • Emeriti Old Main Award: April 1 (same deadline every year)
  • New Generation of Old Main Award: April 1 (same deadline every year)
  • Diversity Community Member Award: November 29, 2017
  • Community Organization Award: November 29, 2017