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2020 Beacons of Excellence nominations open

Recognize the people, programs and projects committed to providing an exceptional educational experience.

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. The Office of Undergraduate Education and the Division of Student Affairs value and recognize the people, programs, and projects committed to providing an exceptional educational experience. Each year, six Beacons of Excellence Awards celebrate “best practices” found across campus, including individuals, centers, programs, labs, student groups, and more. The goal is to highlight the achievements of the many who make the university a beacon of excellence.


The 2019 Beacons of Excellence award recipients included Arts Pass, Dream Center, University of Utah Prison Education Project, Ally Marringa, Dean David Perrin and Mark Matheson. Once again, congratulations to the 2019 awardees. Although every nomination will be accepted and recognized, we are hoping that this year’s nominations celebrate people, programs or projects that have positively influenced students’ learning experiences and the campus during COVID-19.

Nominations for the 2020 Beacons of Excellence Award open Monday, May 18, 2020. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020. Announcement of recipients will be made following the nomination deadline with a luncheon to present the awards on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

For more information about the Beacons of Excellence program and to submit a nomination click here.