Clarence Day Awards


Each year through the generosity of Mr. Clarence Day, Rhodes presents two awards to members of the Faculty—one for outstanding teaching and one for outstanding research and/or creative activity.  These awards bring recognition for excellence amongst our colleagues, and they also provide substantial stipends to the recipients. Perhaps most importantly, both awards celebrate the ideal of the teacher-scholar in a liberal arts environment.

I am asking for nominations now for both awards in order to allow the selection committee time for careful consideration of all nominees.  Please take time to nominate someone you believe merits such recognition.  The selection committee values nominations that are accompanied by commentary that calls attention to the exemplary features of teaching, or the significant outcomes of research and/or creative activity.  The selection committee compiles a dossier in support of a nomination, but the nomination itself, with this commentary, plays a critical role in the process.

Michael R. Drompp
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Nominations are due in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty by 5:00 PM Friday, March 11, 2011.
  • Nominations can be submitted electronically to or by completing the online nomination form.