About the award

When presented: University Day each year (October 12), beginning 2011

How many: One

Process:  The recipient is recommended by the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards upon nomination of any member of the General Faculty.  The committee’s recommendation is approved by the Faculty Council.

Establishing document:  Faculty Council Resolution 2010-2

Criteria:  The Edward Kidder Graham Award was established in 2010 to recognize outstanding service by a member of the Voting Faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award calls to remembrance President Graham’s ambition “to make the campus co‐extensive with the boundaries of the State,” in the context of the University’s modern mission to extend knowledge‐based service world‐wide.

Eligibility:  Any active member of the Voting Faculty is eligible, including those who are participating in the phased-retirement program.  Awards are not conferred in absentia.

You may read more about the life of Edward Kidder Graham here.

Submit a nomination

Please visit the “Submit Nominations” page at the left for instructions on how to submit your nomination.  The deadline to nominate someone for the 2018 award is November 6, 2017.

Previous recipients, 2011-present

YearRecipient(s)
2016Mimi V. Chapman, Professor of Social Work; Eugenia Eng, Professor of Health Behavior
2015Peter White, Professor of Biology; Director, UNC Botanical Garden, 1986-2014
2014Krista M. Perreira, Professor of Public Policy; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research
2013Bruce Cairns, Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center; John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Professor of Microbiology/Immunology
2012Ferrel Guillory, Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Director, Program on Public Life
2011David W. Owens, Gladys Hall Coates Professor of Public Law and Government

 

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