Awards and Recognition
Our team works hard to foster collaboration, transparency, and a sense of belonging for all across the university, and we are honored to be recognized for those efforts. Below are some of the awards our program and team members have recieved that highlight our commitment to our students, colleagues, and the culture of K-State.
Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition recognizes and rewards individuals on the nation's campuses who are Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success.
National American Library Association "I Love My Librarian" Award
The the American Library Association's I Love My Librarian Award recognizes just 10 academic, public and school librarians who were nominated by patrons in recognition for their expertise, dedication and impact on their surrounding community.
Ronald N. Gaches Lifetime Teaching Award
Ronald "Ron" Gaches, former chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Advisory Council, established two awards to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching in the college. The Gaches Lifetime Teaching Award is for tenured faculty members who have taught at K-State for at least five years. It pays a $2,000 stipend.
President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals
The President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals recognizes excellence in the workplace for professional staff in five categories, team building, group activity, services to the university; productivity, creativity, innovation; distinguished accomplishment; leadership and belonging. Employees recognized in these categories demonstrate excellence and exemplary contributions to the mission and values of Kansas State University.
Commerce Bank and W. T. Kemper Foundation Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Under-Represented Minority Students
The Commerce Bank and W. T. Kemper Foundation Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Historically Under-Represented Minority Students was established in 1978 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to the development of quality education for students of color at Kansas State University.
University Outstanding Department or Unit Award for Enhancing Diversity
This award, established in 2003, recognizes the exceptional efforts undertaken by a unit or department to enhance diversity.
Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award
The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award was established by the Friends of K-State Libraries to honor Dean Emeritus Hobrock upon his retirement in 2004. Annually, the award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the K-State Libraries faculty.
Carnegie/CASE Kansas Professor of the Year
The Kansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE competitive honor recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring and is one of the most prestigious awards for U.S. professors.
Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars
The Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars was created in 1995 to underscore Kansas State University's commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning. A faculty member acknowledged as a leading teaching scholar is appointed to the chair for one academic year. All who are selected to hold the chair retain the title of University Distinguished Teaching Scholar throughout their careers.