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The University of Connecticut recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements its faculty, students, and staff through numerous awards. For more information, please see below.

The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Award

The Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.

Provost’s Outstanding Service Award

The Provost’s Outstanding Service Award is designed to honor and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in service to the University of Connecticut that far exceeds reasonable expectations of their positions. The award will honor faculty whose volunteer service (i.e., not that assigned as part of one’s job description or expectations in teaching, research or assigned service) is exemplary in enhancing the University’s mission in teaching, research, service, or engagement.

By honoring such individuals, the University demonstrates its commitment to service as an activity essential to its mission and to its governance, provides incentive for faculty to pursue activities that enhance the quality of their service, and emphasizes the importance of outstanding service.

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship

View our Call for Nominations

Community-Engaged Scholarship is integral to the academic endeavor and to the institution-wide mission of a land-grant university. Such scholarship arises from the involvement of members of the university community in the academically relevant work of discovery, creativity, integration, teaching, application, and engagement in a context of collaboration and reciprocity with the community (local, regional/state, national, or global) to create conditions for the public good, culminating in sustainable change and dissemination of these activities.

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2019 Provost's Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholars

Seated from Left to Right: Laura Rodriguez(NRCA Team), Jason Vokoun(NRCA Team), Laura Cisneros(NRCA Team), Jonathan Simmons(NRCA Team), Amy Cabaniss(NRCA Team)

Standing from Left to Right: Emily Wilson(NRCA Team), Nicole Freidenfelds(NRCA Team), Jeremy Pressman(Tenure Faculty), Laura Brown (NNT Faculty), Michael Willig(NRCA Team), Vice Provost John Volin(NRCA Team), Olasubomi Ajayi (UG Student), Provost John Elliott, Marisol Ramos(Staff), Tracy Rittenhouse(NRCA Team), Carol Ann Jackson(Adv Degree Student), Cary Chadwick(NRCA Team)