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Robins Awards

Robins Award

April 11th, 2015 at 7pm
Taggart Student Center Ballroom
Reception to follow

The Robins Awards are the most coveted of all Utah State honors, and the awards night is the year’s most prestigious event. They reward students and faculty for hard work and dedication to their individual goals, as well as the goals of USU. The awards memorialize William E. Robins, a campus hero who had a rare quality to turn his vision into Utah State’s vision. Robins was a Sigma Nu at Utah State who served as USU’s student body president in 1949. He was also the primary and initial visionary of today’s Taggart Student Center. In 1954, Bill and his wife Geraldine died in a plane crash, leaving behind a one-year old orphan boy. This prompted Bill’s fraternity to set up the Bill E. Robins Memorial fund to raise money that would provide a scholarship for the boy’s education when he was old enough to enroll in the University. Tragically, the boy died at the age of eight from leukemia. Since then, the fund has been used to continue the Robins Award tradition. The featured award of the evening is the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award. Below is a list of all awards presented at the awards ceremony:

In Order of Award Presentation:

Nominated by faculty, staff and respective departments (Dean of College)

Robins Award
  • Faculty University Service Award
  • Faculty Researcher of the Year
  • Graduate Student Researcher of the Year
  • Graduate Student Teacher of the Year
  • Peak Prize: Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
  • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year
  • Professional Advisor of the Year
  • Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year
  • Scholar of the Year
  • Legacy of Utah State
  • Talent of the Year
  • Male Athlete of the Year
  • Female Athlete of the Year

Nominated by faculty, staff and students

  • Achievement of the Year Award
  • Val R. Christensen Service Award
  • Gerald R. Sheratt Award
  • Organization of the Year
  • Woman of the Year
  • Man of the Year
  • Bill E. Robins Memorial Award