WMU President Edward Montgomery speaks at a podium during an awards event

Faculty Awards and Recipients

About Awards

WMU faculty and staff are recipients of both internal and external funding awards, as well as honors bestowed upon them for outstanding scholarship. This section of our site provides information about recipients of these awards and honors.
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Fall 2022 Awards Convocation Ceremony

Fall 2022 Awards Convocation Ceremony and Luncheon

 Date: Friday, September 16       Time: 11:30 a.m.     
 Location: Bernhard Center North Ballroom

Please join us for the annual Awards Convocation ceremony in the North Ballroom. A luncheon will immediately follow the ceremony, in the South Ballroom.

About our Awards

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

2022-23 Recipient Massood Z. Atashbar

Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award is among the highest annual honors WMU can bestow on a faculty member. The award recognizes an outstanding record of scholarship across one's career.

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Distinguished Service Award

2022-23 Recipients Sarah E. Summy and Kerrie Jo Harvey

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional service through innovative and effective programs which are academic, or related to another facet of University life, such as programs that serve students, faculty or staff in an important and unique way.

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Distinguished Teaching Award

2022-23 Recipient Ann Veeck

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award is the highest honor given by the University to recognize faculty members for their work.

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Emerging Scholar Award

2022-23 Recipients Wendy Beane, Nicholas Hanson, and Charlie Kurth

Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar Award recognizes the accomplishments of WMU faculty members who are among the rising stars in the U.S. higher education.

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Visiting Scholars and Artists Program

Visiting Scholars and Artists Program

The Visiting Scholars and Artists Program makes important contributions to the intellectual life of Western Michigan University. This program provides funds for academic units to bring distinguished scholars and artists to campus.

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Make a Difference Awards

2019-20 Recipient Dustin Skaggs with WMU President Edward Montgomery

Make a Difference Awards

Make a Difference is a campus-wide peer-to-peer program that recognizes Western Michigan University staff for their accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity. It features semiannual and annual awards available to Staff Compensation System, AFSCME, MSEA and POA employees who provide exceptional services to the University.

Learn more about the Make a Difference awards