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Awards

 

Nancy J. Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence In Mentoring Award

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 Congratulations to Dr. Kerk Kee for being the
2024 Nancy J. Bell Graduate Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award winner.


"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."


- Steven Spielberg

 

  • Mentoring is an important aspect of graduate education and most will agree that a successful faculty-graduate student mentoring relationship fosters student success. Providing support for graduate students through mentoring can assure that students are well trained in their disciplines, able to successfully complete their degrees, have appropriate development of professional skills, and have increased employment opportunities after graduation. Students who have mentors are more involved in their academic programs and the university, are more productive and are generally more satisfied with their programs.
  • The Graduate School at Texas Tech University has created the Nancy J. Bell Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award to recognize those mentors who have gone above and beyond in mentoring graduate students. This award was designed to allow graduate students and/or faculty to nominate Texas Tech University faculty mentors who they believe embody the spirit of a great mentor and have helped them on their educational journey. The winning faculty member will receive $1,000 to be utilized for travel or research purposes.
  • The nomination form is currently closed. The next cycle will be for Spring 2025 awards and will open in December 2024.

 

 

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Horn Distinguished Professors Graduate Achievement Award

  • The Horn Distinguished Professors Graduate Achievement Award has been established by the Paul Whitfield Horn Professors at Texas Tech University to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at Texas Tech University.
  • Students may not apply directly for this award, but must be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech. 
  • The nomination form is currently closed. The next cycle will be for Spring 2025 awards and will open in December 2024.

 


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Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence In Graduate Teaching Award

  • This funding supports outstanding excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Awards are administered by the Graduate School for graduate part-time instructors at Texas Tech University, recipients are awarded at least a $1,000 honorarium before taxes (dependent on available spendable earnings) and honored during our annual spring awards recognition event.
  • Students may not apply directly for the award. They must be nominated by a graduate faculty member. Eligible nominees should be an outstanding teacher and have been a graduate part-time instructor during the academic year that they are being nominated to receive the award. Nominees should have at least 18 hours of graduate work in the field of teaching responsibility and who have full responsibility for the class or classes they teach. 
  • The nomination form is currently closed. The next cycle will be for Spring 2025 awards and will open in December 2024.

 

 

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Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

  • The Graduate School is pleased to announce these awards in recognition of the quality of theses and dissertations that our graduate students are producing. As our guide for the criteria and nomination cycle, we have adopted the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) outstanding dissertation award model. Our awards are monetary and the applicable dissertation award winner will also be nominated to CGS/ProQuest as part of their annual competition to recognize an outstanding dissertation representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline being considered that year. Awards will be given annually according to the research topic.

    • During the even years, social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering will be awarded; odd years, biology and life sciences and humanities and fine arts will be awarded.

    • The nomination form is currently closed. The next cycle will be for summer 2024 awards and will open in April/May 2024

 

 

 

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Students may not directly apply for this award, but need to be nominated by a graduate faculty member at Texas Tech.

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Historical list of all Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Awards