BYU University Awards

Please consider nominating a woman colleague for a university award.

The deadline is mid-February (official announcement pending) 
Nomination letters are 3-5 pages in length, with the total "packet" submitted limited to 10 pages 
Eligibility: All full-time faculty members, professional or professorial, who have been at the University for at least five years prior to the nomination are eligible, except for the Abraham O. Smoot Citizenship Award which requires 15 years of service. All awards are presented to faculty who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of citizenship, teaching, and research/creative work. The part-time faculty excellence award is designated for part-time faculty with at least five years of continuous part-time service. 

Awards include the following:

Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer 
Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Awards 
Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Works Award 
Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award 
Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Award 
Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education 
Abraham O. Smoot Excellence Award 
Part-time Faculty Excellence Award (we have a number of women who are part-time faculty and would qualify for this award for their often unsung service)

For award descriptions, see Announcement and Nomination Procedures.

Download Kristine Hansen's "How to Write a Strong Nomination Letter" (MS Word).


Faculty Women's Association Awards

The philosophy of the teaching, scholarship, creative work, and citizenship awards given each year by the Faculty Women's Association is to recognize women who have made a valuable contribution at the international, national, regional, state, community levels and to the university, and their respective colleges and departments.

There are many women on our campus who have made outstanding contributions who do not qualify for other university awards but should be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments by the entire university community. The Faculty Women's Association awards allow another avenue for women to be recognized for their contributions.

Criteria for FWA Awards

Teaching Award: Expert knowledge and/or skills in the content of the courses taught as evaluated by students, colleagues, and administrators. Dedication to teaching excellence and rigor in terms of course organization, class preparation, teaching methods, examinations, out-of-class advisement of students, and evaluation of student work.

Scholarship Award: Publication record in scholarly (refereed) journals or national journals that have a formal editorial review process and/or publication of scholarly books and monographs. The presentation of scholarship or other types of scholarly and professional work at international, national, or regional professional meetings. Established reputation as a scholar.

Creative Work: Established reputation as an artist and presentation of artistic work in major performances or exhibits at the university, district, regional, national, and international level. Or reputation as an innovator who creates significant programs or projects that fall outside the normal definition of scholarship but which have an impact at the university, district, regional, national, and/or international level.

Citizenship: Ongoing record of contributions made at the community, state, district, national, and/or international levels. A record of contributions made at the university, college, and departmental levels, and professional organizations and associations within an area of expertise. Influence on and support of women on campus. Support and service to the Faculty Women's Association. Mentorship of colleagues and students.

Outstanding Faculty Woman Award 
Maren M. Mouritsen 1996 
Kate L. Kirkham 1997 
Ida Smith 1998 
Charlene Lind 1999
Donna Fosbinder 2000

In order to recognize the achievements of more women faculty, the FWA award was expanded in 2001 to include an award in four different areas of contribution.

Shauna Anderson - Scholarship
Connie Blakemore - Citizenship
Sharon Swenson - Creative Work
Marie Tuttle - Teaching

Kay Franz - Citizenship
Diane Stong-Krause - Teaching
JoAnn Valenti - Scholarship

Renea Beckstrand - Teaching
Lisa Norton - Citizenship
Michelle Stott-James - Scholarship

Lynn Callister - Scholarship
Cecelia Fielding - Creative Work
Kristine Hansen - Citizenship
Eva Stoneman - Teaching

Tina Dyches - Teaching
Sara Lee Gibb - Citizenship
Barta Heiner - Creative Work
Susanne Olsen - Scholarship

Mary Anne Prater - Scholarship
Cheryl Preston - Creative Work
Elaine Walton - Citizenship
Mary Jane Woodger - Teaching

Barbara Culatta - Scholarship
Susanne Davis - Creative Work
Rae Jeanne Memmott - Citizenship
Barbara Smith - Teaching

Kristie Seawright - Scholarship
Colleen West - Creative Work
Beverly Zimmerman - Citizenship
Michelle Marchant - Teaching


Janet Walter - Teaching
Barbara Mandleco - Citizenship
Deborah Himes - Creative Work
Laura Bridgewater - Scholarship

Marie Tuttle - Teaching
Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill - Citizenship
Elizabeth Hopkins - Creative Work
Betty Ashbaker - Scholarship


Kif Augustine-Adams - Teaching
Amy Petersen Jensen - Citizenship
Julie M. Hite - Scholarship
Megan Sanborn Jones - Creative Works

Kristin Matthews - Teaching
Donna Lee Bowen - Scholarship
Nora Nyland - Citizenship
Bonnie Anderson - Citizenship
Shani Robison - Creative Works

Beth Hendengren - Citizenship
Jessica Purcell - Scholarship
Allyson Washburn - Citizenship
Ellie Young - Teaching

Wendy Baker-Smemoe - Mentoring
Jani Radebaugh - Scholarship
Julie Duncan - Adjunct Faculty
Ana Mitchel - Adjunct Faculty
Connie Lamb - Citizenship

Melissa Heath - Mentoring
Donna Freeborn - Teaching
Laura Walker - Research
Betty Ashbaker - Citizenship
Mary Rasband - Adjunct Faculty


Julianne Gross - Scholarship
Cherice Montgomery - Teaching
Loreen Flinders - Citizenship
Julie Haupt - Adjunct
JoAnn Munk - Adjunct

Rosemary Thackery - Scholarship
Dawan Coombs - Teaching
Delys Snyder - Citizenship
Pauline Williams - Citizenship
Jenn Larson - Adjunct
Sarah Coyne -  Mentoring