UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Honors and Awards

Outstanding contributions made by UW-River Falls faculty, staff, advisers, students and alumni are recognized annually in long-standing traditions, honoring excellence and commitment to the institution.


Chancellor's Awards

Chancellor's Award for Students
In recognition of the leadership, service, and commitment that distinguish our most outstanding students, this honor has been conferred each year since 1980. Anyone on or off campus can nominate a student for this award.
Nominations are due March 2017

Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Academic Staff
Since 1986, faculty, students, and staff have been invited to nominate outstanding non-instructional academic staff members for this prestigious award.
Nominations are due September 23, 2016

Chancellor's Recognition Award for University Staff
Permanent university staff and supervisors of university staff are eligible to nominate university staff colleagues in two categories. Awarded since 1996.
Nominations are due September 23, 2016


Awards and Honors for Faculty, Advisers and Staff

Distinguished Teacher
Since 1965, this has been the highest university honor bestowed upon our faculty. Current seniors and alumni from three and five years prior are invited to nominate a distinguished teacher. If you meet these criteria, click the link above to access the nomination form.
Nominations are due March 2017

Adviser of the Year
Good advising is a cornerstone of our students academic success. Since 2000, one outstanding faculty adviser has been chosen each year to recognize the contributions of this important role.  Current seniors and alumni from three and five years prior are invited to nominate an adviser of the year. If you meet these criteria, click the link above to access the nomination form.
Nominations are due March 2017

Years of Service and Retirements
Starting with 10 years of service to the UW System, all employees reaching a milestone year are honored each year, along with all those who have retired in that year. 


Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni
Since 1959, the Distinguished Alumnus has been the most prestigious acknowledgment of the professional accomplishments, honorable service, and commitment of our alumni. Alumni are encouraged to nominate an alum they feel meets the criteria for selection, even themselves.
Nominations are due March 2017

Additional Alumni Awards
Visit the Alumni Association web page to learn more about ways others are recognized for their ongoing contributions to UW-River Falls.