Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award

One Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award is given each year to an academic or administrative faculty on a half-time or greater appointment with the University of Nevada, Reno to recognize outstanding outreach activities.  The recipient will receive a $5,000 award, a plaque, and recognition at the annual Honor the Best Ceremony in May.

  • Eligibility: Must be an academic or administrative faculty on a half-time or greater appointment with the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Nomination and Selection Process: Nominations are solicited from deans in August each year.  Applications are judged by a selection committee on the overall impact of their work, the sustained nature of their contributions, and the collaboration fostered by their activities.

Previous Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award Winners

  • 2017 Bret Simmons, Managerial Sciences
  • 2016 James Kent McAdoo, Northern Area, Cooperative Extension
  • 2015 Marjorie Matocq, Natural Resources & Environmental Science
  • 2014 Larry Engstrom, School of the Arts
  • 2013 Erica Ryst, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • 2012 W. Larry Williams, Psychology
  • 2011 Diane Barone, Education
  • 2010 Mary Ann Demchak, Education
  • 2009 Edwin G. Smith, Western Area, Cooperative Extension
  • 2008 Vern Luft, Education
  • 2007 Susan G. Donaldson, Western Area, Cooperative Extension
  • 2006 William Evans, Education
  • 2005 David Bennum, Physics
  • 2004 Marilyn Smith, Central/Northeast Area, Cooperative Extension