Dr. Linda Marchant, 2017 Benjamin Harrison Award winner Dr. Linda Marchant, Professor in Anthropology and the 2017 Benjamin Harrison Award winner
Dr. Mahmud Khan, 2017 Distinguished Scholar Dr. Mahmud Khan, Assistant Professor in Physics and 2017 Junior Faculty Scholar
Dr. Allen McConnell, 2017 Distinguished Professor Dr. Allen McConnell, Professor in Psychology and 2017 Distinguished Professor
Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, 2017 Excellence in Career Development Awardee Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Associate Professor in Global and Intercultural Studies and 2017 Excellence in Career Development Awardee
Kate Rousmaniere Dr. Kate Rousmaniere, Professor in Educational Leadership and 2016 Benjamin Harrison Award winner
Provost Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award winners - 2017

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is one of the most significant recognition that Miami has to offer for employees who have made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University.

Selection Criteria

Nominees for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration; or a retiree of no longer than three (3) years
  • Record of service that has made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University
  • Recognition across a large community at Miami for service to students, a specific department, school, or campus, or to the University as a whole

Nomination

Ordinarily, the nominee should have at least twelve (12) years of service to Miami University. Consideration for this award also requires two letters of nomination—one each from people representing at least two distinct University constituencies (e.g., departments, divisions, student organizations, staff organizations). These letters should convey the various positions the candidate has held or tasks in which the candidate has participated. The letters should also describe in detail ways in which this individual has made a significant contribution to a broad community at Miami University.

The call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award is issued every other year (years beginning with odd numbers: 2017-2018, 2019-2020 etc.), alternating with the University Distinguished Professor Award. It is presented to no more than two recipients. Nomination materials for 2018 should be sent on or before November 1, 2017 to Andrea Ridilla, ridillaj@miamioh.edu.

Selection Process

The Awards and Recognition Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate, reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the University president, who makes the final selection.

The call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award is issued every other year (years beginning with odd numbers: 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020 etc.), alternating with the University Distinguished Professor Award. It is presented to no more than two recipients. 

Recognition

Award recipients will be recognized at a major awards reception hosted by the President and Provost in April