2022 Beacons of Excellence nominations open


Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Division of Student Affairs recognize members of our campus community who go above and beyond to provide an exceptional educational experience.

This year’s nominations will honor those “[Re]inventing Excellence.” Each award will celebrate individuals and programs who have adapted to recent challenges by raising the bar, pushing beyond and reinventing excellence with creative and innovative solutions.


The inspiration that we garner from the award winners is long lasting. The 2021Beacons of Excellence award recipients were no exception. Award recipients were celebrated for disruption the status quo while creating positive change. Recipients were recognized for inspiring and advancing change by raising awareness around marginalized students, creating institutional change and advancing racial justice across campus. Honorees included Dr. Jennifer Follstad, Meligha Garfield, Tramaine Jones, International Health Scholars, Justice Lab, and the Psychology Dept. Diversity Committee.

Since 2012, the Beacons of Excellence Awards have celebrated over sixty-one “best practices” found across campus, including individuals, centers, programs, labs, student groups and more, who have engaged and supported students in extraordinary ways. The overall goal is to highlight the achievements of the many who make the university a beacon of excellence.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022.