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CCFA Awards for Faculty and Staff

Anne Dunn Award

This annual award is given to one full-time clerical or professional employee in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. It includes a $300 cash prize and a plaque. The nominee must have made significant and sustained contributions to the College through his or her commitment.
Letters of nomination may be submitted to the CCFA Dean by anyone familiar with the candidate's performance. Nominations must be received in a "confidential" envelope. The CCFA Dean will announce the recipient at the annual Fall Faculty Meeting in August.
Nomination deadline is May 24, 2013.


Annual Academic Advising Award

Student evaluations are considered in selecting the faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding academic advisory abilities. The award includes a $300 cash prize and a plaque. The recipient will be announced during the Fall Faculty Meeting. The awards recipient is automatically nominated for the Alumni Association's Distinguished Advising Award. Please send nominations to Laurie Snyder.
Nomination deadline is August 15, 2013.


Benjamin W. Rawlins, Jr. Meritorious Professorship Award

The Benjamin W. Rawlins, Jr. Meritorious Professorship Award is one of the highest distinctions given to a faculty member in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. 

The award is open to associate or full professors within the College of Communication and Fine Arts who have served as members of the faculty for a minimum of eight (8) years. These professors must demonstrate outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, service, and outreach, bringing honor and recognition to the College and the University. The award carries with it an annual stipend of $8,000 and maybe awarded for one or two years.

The purpose of the Professorship is to provide a unique and invaluable opportunity to reward outstanding faculty within the College of Communication and Fine Arts. In addition, it will assist in perpetuating and expanding the efforts of the faculty in bringing national and international recognition to the College, the University, and the community, as well as to perpetuate the legacy of Benjamin W. Rawlins, Jr., former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Union Planters Corporation, for his contribution to the Memphis community.

Each CCFA depaertment and the School of Music should submit at least one nomination that meets the criteria. Faculty members, department chairs or other college administrators can nominate eligible candidates to the office of the Dean. A letter of nomination along with the nominee's current vita is required. 

Nomination deadline is Feb. 24, 2013.

Please send nominations to:

Benjamin Rawlins, Jr. Meritorious Faculty Award
ATTN: Dean Richard Ranta
University of Memphis, College of Communication and Fine Arts
232 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152



Dean’s Creative Achievement Award

Award for outstanding achievement in the creative arts. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague. Nominations must be accompanied by a recommendation from the department chair or director and are submitted to the College Council for Graduate Studies and Research, which will evaluate the nominations and submit recommendations to the CCFA Dean. Previous winners may re-enter after a five-year lapse of time and there are no limits on how many times previous winners may be nominated. The award includes a reduced course load for one semester, a $500 travel stipend, and an award plaque. Nominations should be send to the Associate Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

For more information, download complete guidelines.
Dean's Award Cover Sheet (pdf) — to be submitted with nomination
Nomination deadline: TBA



Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

Award for outstanding achievement in scholarly research. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague. Nominations must be accompanied by a recommendation from the department chair or director and are submitted to the College Council for Graduate Studies and Research, which will evaluate the nominations and submit recommendations to the CCFA Dean. Previous winners may re-enter after a five-year lapse of time and there are no limits on how many times previous winners may be nominated. The award includes a reduced course load for one semester, a $500 travel stipend, and an award plaque. Nominations should be send to the Associate Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. For more information, download complete guidelines.

For more information, download complete guidelines.
Dean's Award Cover Sheet (pdf) — to be submitted with nomination
Nomination deadline: TBA

Anne Dunn Award

Annual Academic Advising Award

Benjamin Rawlins, Jr. Meritorious Faculty Award

Dean’s Creative Achievement Award

Dean’s Outstanding Research Award

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