This person reached an outstanding professional or academic achievement through innovative, intensive and thorough research or creative work. The individual honors dedication to a scholarly or creative discipline and intellectual curiosity. This person exemplifies the role of scholar through outstanding research and continued education.


This person is a rising leader among their community. Individuals who qualify for this recognition demonstrate outstanding leadership capabilities and orchestrate meaningful change as leaders in their profession or in their communities (local, state, national or international). The recognition represents the ideal committed, industrious and caring individual. The contributions of this person do not need to be publicly renowned but should represent an important creative effort or accomplishment with societal or educational value.


This person exemplifies the University's philosophy of concern and commitment to society demonstrated through civic engagement and social responsibility. The recipient utilizes their knowledge, skills, resources and time to create a positive impact in their community (local, state, national or international) or for a certain cause.