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Call for Nominations: 2023 Oliver Max Gardner Award

The Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the UNC-Chapel Hill nominee for the 2023 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

The nomination deadline is September 12, 2022.

The award was established in 1947 by the will of former North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner to recognize a member of the UNC System faculty who recently has “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.” The winner is selected by the UNC Board of Governors among nominations submitted by each campus. The Gardner award is the highest honor the UNC System confers on faculty and is the only award for which faculty members across all of its campuses are eligible.

The 2022 award recipient is Dr. Yeoheung Yun, professor of bioengineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Carolina faculty member Dr. Ralph Baric received the Gardner award in 2021.

More information about the award and instructions for submitting a nomination are available at this link. Nominators will be asked to submit contact information for their nominee and a detailed letter of nomination. The awards committee would also appreciate receiving the candidate’s current CV.

Questions about the award and nomination process may be directed to the Office of Faculty Governance at 919-962-2146 or

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