Festival of Excellence

2018 Festival of Excellence Awards Categories


Distinguished Student Presentation Award

Purpose: To recognize exceptional student presentations of experiential learning.

Recipients: Students whose projects and presentations exemplify the best of the Festival of Excellence.

Nominations: Student’s self-nominate in the application process.

Criteria: Excellence in (1) passion for the project, (2) understanding and knowledge of the project, (3) ability to effectively communicate with the audience, and (4) ability to answer questions.

Deadline for nominations is February 16th, when presenter registration closes.


Distinguished Integration Award

Purpose: To recognize those who have captured the vision of the Festival of Excellence by integrating it into the campus experience.

Recipients: Faculty/Staff mentors who have developed a creative method to increase student attendance in the audience at the Festival of Excellence.

Applications: Any member of the campus community that has instituted a method to increase attendance in the audience is encouraged to share their efforts.

Criteria: Demonstration of a unique method to encourage and support student attendance in the audience at the Festival of Excellence.

Deadline for nomination/application is March 23, 2018.

Apply for the Distinguished Integration Award

Distinguished Mentor Award

Purpose: To recognize campus members who have put forth exceptional effort in mentoring student projects.

Recipients: Members of the campus community who have distinguished themselves through service in mentoring students.

Nominations: Nominations will be made by students while registering to present. Nominating students may receive a follow up questionnaire.

Criteria: Demonstrated positive impact on students through the mentor’s dedication of time and effort in advancing student learning.

Deadline for nominations is February 16th, when presenter registration closes.