Spring Celebration Nominations

Faculty Awards

  • Judith S. Bible Teaching Excellence in Education

    The first college graduate in her family, Judy Bible '65 (elementary education) was a passionate supporter of education throughout her life. Together with her husband, Paul Bible '62 (economics), she established the Judith S. Bible Teaching Excellence in Education Award to recognize outstanding faculty members in the College of Education. 

    Nominations and supporting materials are to be submitted by any University student currently enrolled. Nominees must be continuing faculty members holding at least a 0.5 FTE position. Faculty members who have previously received the award may not be considered again. The selection committee should comprise of at least five members: the past two award recipients (if available), a student, and college faculty members chosen by the Dean.
    Who can nominate: College students
    Final selection: Judith S. Bible Award Selection Committee

    2020 Judith S. Bible Nomination Form

College Awards

  • College of Education Outstanding Graduate Advisor

    This award recognizes a faculty member for distinguished work involving graduate student advisement. The individual must be a full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty member with at least five years of cumulative service to NSHE who provides graduate academic advisement as a part of his/her regular or primary assignments. College program coordinators may recommend at least one candidate to the division directors (include self-nominations), and division directors decide on additional nominees. The final selection is determined by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon review of the nomination letter, resume/CV, supporting materials, nominee's statement, and letters of support.
    Who can nominate: College faculty and students
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

    2020 Outstanding Graduate Advisor Nomination Form

  • College of Education Outstanding Faculty Outreach

    This award recognizes a faculty member for a distinguished record of outreach. The individual must be academic or administrative faculty on at least 0.5 FTE. College program coordinators/faculty and staff may recommend at least one candidate to the Awards and Recognition Committee, and division directors decide on additional nominees. The final selection is determined by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon review of the nomination letter, resume/CV, supporting materials, nominee's statement, and letters of support.
    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

    2020 Outstanding Faculty Outreach Nomination Form

  • College of Education Outstanding Faculty Research

    These awards recognize two faculty: one pre-tenure/junior faculty (Rising Researcher Award) and one advanced faculty member (Researcher Award) for distinguished work involving research. The Rising Researcher Award requires that the faculty member hold the rank of Assistant Professor (at least 0.5 FTE) and have at least 1 full year of service at the university at the time of nomination; administrative faculty (at least 0.5 FTE) are eligible for nomination if they have fewer than 6 years of experience at the university. 

    The Researcher Award requires that the faculty member hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor (at least 0.5 FTE); administrative faculty (at least 0.5 FTE) are eligible if they have more than 6 years of experience at the university.

    College faculty may recommend at least one candidate to the Awards and Recognition Committee (including self-nominations). The final selection is determined by the Research and Grants Committee upon review of the nomination letter, resume/CV, supporting materials, nominee's statement, and letters of support.

    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Research and Grants Committee

    2020 Outstanding Faculty Research Nomination Form

  • College of Education Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor

    This award recognizes a faculty member for distinguished work involving undergraduate advisement. The individual must have a 0.5 FTE or higher academic advisor appointment in the College of Education. The final selection is determined by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon review of the nomination letter.
    Who can nominate: College faculty and students
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

    2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Nomination From

  • College of Education Outstanding Administrative Faculty

    This award recognizes an individual in a 0.5 FTE or higher administrative faculty position who has made outstanding contributions to the college during the past year. Nominees are those who demonstrate a positive outlook and are valued members of the college. Administrative faculty are individuals who perform responsibilities related to the formation and implementation of managerial policies or general operations.
    Who can nominate: College faculty and staff
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

    2020 Outstanding Administrative Faculty Nomination Form

  • College of Education Classified/Support Staff

    This award recognizes an individual in a 0.5 FTE or higher classified/support staff position who has made outstanding contributions to the college during the past year. Classified staff are individuals who support the administrative duties of centers or program area(s) within the college.
    Who can nominate: College faculty and staff
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

    2020 Outstanding Classified/Staff Nomination Form

Student Awards

  • Dana Davis Award

    Dana Davis was one of the faculty of the College of Education from 1962 until her retirement in 1988. She supervised student teachers and graduate students in the secondary education program. She was honored as the outstanding teacher of the college and received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the University of Nevada, Reno. This award was created to honor and remember her.

    This award in honor of Professor Dana Davis shall be given annually to a graduate student specializing in secondary education who exemplifies the qualities of devotion to high academic standards, personal integrity, and love for students.
    Who can nominate: Jenny Mahon & Margaret Ferrara
    Final selection: Dean and Faculty of Secondary Education

  • Edwin S. Dodson Educational Leadership Award

    This award recognizes principals, administrators and any others working towards administration preparation. Individuals may be nominated by any person(s) familiar with their professional and academic work.
    Who can nominate: Jenny Mahon & Margaret Ferrara
    Final selection: Dean and Faculty of Secondary Education

  • Dr. George Hill and Dr. Ginny Knowles Leadership Award

    This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the educational leadership program. The award recipient shall be determined by program faculty.
    Who can nominate: Bill Thornton & Jafeth Sanchez
    Final selection: Committee selected by the Dean

  • John A. Bailey Professional Expectancy Award in Counseling

    This is an annual, post-master's award recognizing an individual who has received a master's degree in counseling. Preference will be given to recipients who will pursue a career in counseling.
    Who can nominate: Tom Harrison & MaryAnn Demchak
    Final selection: Counseling and Educational Psychology faculty

  • The Marshall R. Matley Distinguished Scholar in Special Education

    Awards will be given each year to up to four students (two teachers and two paraprofessionals) pursuing a master's degree in Special Education and Disabilities Studies. For teacher awards, strong preference will be given to teachers who are currently employed as special education teachers in the Washoe County School District and who plan to continue their work in the District after completing their degrees. The paraprofessional awards are for students who have already completed their bachelor's degrees, are working as teaching assistants or aides for WCSD, and are returning to the college to receive their first-time licensure in a special education master's degree program. Award recipients are determined by Special Education faculty.
    Who can nominate: Tammy Abernathy & MaryAnn Demchak
    Final selection: Special Education program faculty

  • Moss Family Award in Graduate Elementary Math Education

    This is awarded annually to two outstanding graduate students in Elementary Math Education. This award is given in recognition of Dr. Teruni Lamberg's and Dr. Lynda Wiest's excellence in teaching and their dedication to their students. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and Nevada residents.
    Who can nominate: Dr. Teruni Lamberg and Dr. Lynda Wiest inform Awards & Recognition Committee of Awardees

  • Mary Demchak Memorial Award: Doctoral Student Research in Intellectual Disability

    This award was established in honor of Mary Demchak by her daughter, MaryAnn Demchak, Professor of Special Education. Mary enjoyed spending time with her daughter's special education doctoral students. It brought her joy to listen to them discuss their research areas. She was inquisitive about each student's progress and was known to motivate them by asking, "What's next?" in hopes to get them to expand their research. Through this award Mary will be remembered for inspiring doctoral students to move their research forward. Applicants for this award must be pursuing a doctoral degree in Special Education and Disability Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and have a focus in the area of intellectual disability. Applicants must submit a research proposal with a focus in the area of intellectual disability for review by a committee.
    Who can nominate: MaryAnn Demchak Awards & Recognition Committee of Awardee

  • Ross Family Outstanding Social Studies Education Award

    This award was established to reward and encourage outstanding students to pursue a degree in the teaching of social studies and to bring attention to the importance of social studies as part of all students' education.
    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

  • College of Education Outstanding Doctoral Student

    This award recognizes an outstanding doctoral student with a minimum of 3.5 GPA. The recipient is selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon reviewing each nominee's completion information, resume/CV, and reflective statement that addresses how his/her academic work and experiences contribute to his/her future career goals.

    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

  • College of Education Outstanding Master's Student

    This award recognizes an outstanding master's student with a minimum of 3.5 GPA. The recipient is selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon reviewing each nominee's completion information, resume/CV, and reflective statement that addresses how his/her academic work and experiences contribute to his/her future career goals.

    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee

  • College of Education Outstanding Undergraduate Student

    This award recognizes an outstanding graduating undergraduate student with a minimum of 3.5 GPA. The recipient is selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee upon reviewing each nominee's completion information, resume/CV, and reflective statement that addresses how his/her academic work and experiences contribute to his/her future career goals. 

    Who can nominate: College faculty
    Final selection: Awards and Recognition Committee