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 and nominations

To be eligible, you must be an academic or administrative faculty on a half-time or greater appointment with the University of Nevada, Reno.

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

Year Winner Area
2019 Todd Felts Journalism
2018 Jane Fisher Psychology
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