Every year the MUW Alumni Association and the MUW Star and Scepter Chapter of Mortar Board conduct a campus-wide election to select MUW’s Faculty Member of the Year.

This Award, which is announced at graduation and includes a $1000 grant from the MUW Alumni Association, is highly coveted. It honors those faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching, advising, and professional activities, in particular those who go beyond all expectations to support MUW’s students and academic programs.

Who's Eligible?

Only full-time tenured/tenure-track MUW faculty members are eligible and must be nominated by one other full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty member and three currently enrolled, full-time students.

Faculty who have received the award in the previous DECADE are not eligible, including Mr. Todd Bunnell (2011), Dr. Brian Anderson (2012), Ms. Janice Giallourakis (2013), Ms. Mary Jo Kirkpatrick (2014), Dr. Kim Whitehead (2015), Ms. Tammie McCoy (2016), Dr. Erin Kempker (2017), Dr. Sheila Adams (2018), Dr. Meagan Wood (2019), Dr. Kelly Bennett (2020), and Dr. Donna Williams (2021).

How Do I Submit a Nomination?

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 15, 2022 and may be submitted electronically or in person.

HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS. A hardcopy of the form below, with nominators’ original signatures, may be submitted to Mortar Board Sponsor Chanley Rainey via campus mail (MUW Box #1634) or by slipping the form under her office door (Room #202, Painter Hall).

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS. Completed hardcopy forms may be scanned and sent as an email attachment to Dr. Chanley Rainey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The email subject must read “Faculty Member of the Year Nomination.” Alternatively, individual nominations may be made by participating in the Google Form at  https://forms.gle/FLjemChDEbPsapS56.