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University Residences Favorite Faculty Reception

Held on an annual basis and as a part of our Residential Academic Initiatives, each spring, the reception is an opportunity to nominate faculty members for a variety of awards through invited submissions. The honors include recognition for faculty excellence in academics, research and student engagement. Faculty Fellows, nominated faculty members, and students who submitted nominations are invited to attend. Visit this page for more information about the event and about last year’s honorees. 

Hear what some of our student nominators have to say about their favorite faculty members:

Provost Akeridge speaking at the Favaorite Faculty Reception in 2018

"... is a terrific lecturer, able to engage the students and help guide them through challenging topics. He has the amazing ability to gauge the students' understanding of the current topic, something which is likely not easy to do."

Attendees Enjoying Favorite Faculty Reception

"She also helped me with a project that was completely unrelated to her class but still helped me find resources for it. She then checked in on my project after it was due. Overall, she is a very caring person whom all of her students appreciate just as she appreciates them."

Favorite Faculty Reception

"... is extremely empathetic, articulate, and inclusive of all identities in her classroom and research, and goes above and beyond to allow everyone's voices and learning styles be heard."

Favorite Faculty Reception

"... takes her passion, optimism and vibrancy for life and uses it to help people grapple with the hard and complex topics her class covers."

Provost Akeridge and Vice Provost McKuskey with award recipiebts at the 2018 Favorite Faculty Reception

"He has significantly contributed to advancing his fields of research, has furthered Purdue’s goals in diversity and inclusion and student success, and has provided amazing mentorship and advice to me and other undergraduate students."

To nominate an outstanding faculty member, please fill out the following survey.