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December 7, 2021

TO: UNCG Faculty & Staff

From:  Debbie Storrs, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

RE: Call for Nominations – 2022 O. Max Gardner Award

I am writing on behalf of the O. Max Gardner Award committee to ask for assistance with the nomination process for the 2022 award. The Gardner Award is awarded by the UNC Board of Governors and has been given annually since 1949. The award was established to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” The Board of Governors solicits nominations from UNC campuses in the fall semester each year, and a BOG committee decides on the system-wide winner during the spring semester. The winner receives a cash prize and recognition during a BOG meeting. Those chosen in the past have been persons who have made notable contributions of national or international scale. See information regarding last year’s winner here 2021 O. Max Gardner Award.

The role of our UNCG Faculty Senate-based committee is to solicit nominations, recommend the campus nominee to the Provost and Chancellor, and assist with preparation of the nomination materials that are put forward to the Board of Governors.

One thing to note about the award criteria: the award is based on the significance of accomplishments made during the past year. Of course, big accomplishments almost always arise after an extensive history of work. So, please don’t discount putting forth a nominee whose long-standing work has culminated in an interesting way over the past 12 months (we can put forth nominee’s multiple times).

For more information on our past nominees, the committee, and the nomination process, please visit the Provost’s O. Max Gardner Award information pageThe deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 

Feel free to forward this to others; nominations are encouraged from all on campus. If you have any questions, the committee members contact information may be found here.