University Awards and Speakers

University Awards

UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence Established 1994-95 (ADMN Memo #343)To underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support good teaching in the university, the Board of Governors created system-wide teaching awards designated \"Board of Governors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching.\" One recipient is selected annually from each of the 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to receive a stipend and a citation. Nominations for the BOG are solicited in the first part of the fall semester. The winner receives a substantial financial award, serves as grand marshal for the spring commencement, and is the featured speaker for the winter commencement.

    The Board of Governors' Nominee for Public ServiceEach constituent institution in the UNC system selects a nominee for Excellence demonstrated in public service. Candidates for the UNCP nomination display sustained, distinguished, and superb achievement in University public service and outreach, and contribute to improving the quality of life of the citizens of North Carolina. The UNCP nominee also receives a substantial financial award. Nominations for the BOG in Public Service are solicited in the first part of the spring semester. This award was established in 2008.

      Dial Awards

      The Dial Awards were originally established with three categories, Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Creative Work, and Community service. In 1994 the Teaching award was discontinued with the establishment of the BOG and outstanding teaching awards.

      The Diane O. Jones Excellence in Service-Learning Award

      The award is named in honor of Dr. Diane O. Jones, UNC Pembroke's vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs, who retired in 2012. Dr. Jones worked in student affairs at UNCP for 34 years.

      Academic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. At UNCP, faculty and students take part in service-learning to enhance learning and achievement in a wide variety of majors and minors, supported through a partnership between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.

      Emeriti Faculty

      This is an honorary designation for those faculty members and administrative personnel who have retired after at least ten years of distinguished service to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

      The attached is a list of retired members of the faculty who have been awarded emeritus status. The date indicated is the year of initial appointment. The is a list of retired members of the faculty who have been awarded emeritus status. The date indicated is the year of initial appointment.

      Excellence in Academic Advising Award (BellSouth)

      A 2004 grant from Bell South made the awards possible. When the award was first established, Chancellor Allen Meadors stated, "We have a lot of first generation college students, and advising can make the difference.”

      Honorary Degrees

      The honorary degree is a traditional means of the academic university to recognize distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the University over an extended period of time or whose outstanding personal or professional endeavors complement the University's role and mission. The university community must view candidates as unique, recognizable figures whose public recognition brings honor on the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

      Peter B. Vaill Business Facultyship Award

      The award was established by Eric B. Dent, Dean of the School of Business, and his wife Amy. They agreed to create an endowment to support an annual award for an outstanding business faculty member. The award will go to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching, scholarship and service to the University and exemplary organizational citizenship behavior. The name of the award is the Peter B. Vaill Facultyship Award.“ It is named after a professor who exemplifies the ideals of the award,” Dr. Dent said.

      School of Education’s Distinguished Faculty Award

      The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to a faculty member from one of the five departments. This faculty member is recognized for contributions in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Accomplishments for which he/she is nominated must clearly exceed ordinary expectations and should clearly be acknowledged by peers and/or the broader public as outstanding contribution.

      UNCP Faculty Service Awards (2002 -- Present)

      The Employee Service Awards Program celebrates North Carolina state employees and recognizes their total service to state government. For faculty, the service awards were given in increments of ten years through retirement, until 2018, when the service-award increments were changed to every five years.

      Excellence in Service, North Carolina’s employee service awards program, celebrates length-of-service milestones of employee service to state government. The program is a partnership between the Office of State Human Resources; Correction Enterprises in the Department of Public Safety; and the Museum of History in the Department of Cultural Resources

      The service awards, themselves, are unique items crafted especially for the Employee Service Awards Program. Most of the items are made by inmates in the Department of Public Safety through Correction Enterprises, while others are handmade by North Carolina artisans.

      UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award Established 1994

      Outstanding teachers demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to professional growth, are effective through clear course materials and presentations, varied instructional strategies, and suitable measures of student learning, while displaying skill in engaging student interest, challenging students, and eliciting high levels of student achievement. The Faculty Awards committee awards up to five outstanding teaching awards each year. Nominees for the outstanding teaching awards are solicited in the first part of the spring semester.

      UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award for Part Time Faculty

      This award was created in Spring 2010 to recognize the achievements and successes of the University’s part-time faculty. It is given to up to one part-time faculty member each year.