February 9, 2021
Dear Members of the Trinity College Community,
I write to invite you to submit nominations for the following four awards, which are conferred at Commencement.
Trustee Excellence Awards—2021
The Board of Trustees initiated the awards in 2006 to express their appreciation for the exemplary service, dedication, and achievements of Trinity faculty, staff and students. The Board of Trustees believe there are many worthwhile individuals from our campus community who are deserving of this recognition. Thus, we encourage all members of the community to consider submitting nominations for a deserving member of our faculty, staff or student body. We welcome you to submit nominations here until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2021.
Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speakers—2022
An honorary degree is one of higher education’s most significant accolades. Trinity College awards honorary degrees, honoris causa, to distinguished individuals who during the course of their lives have made enduring contributions to society and to the world through education, public or humanitarian service, arts and culture, business, medicine, philanthropy, the media, or other endeavors. Honorary degree recipients should have demonstrated commitment to the humane and educational values that exemplify the mission of Trinity College. We invite all members of the Trinity community to submit nominations for Commencement 2022. Nominations for 2022 honorary degree recipients and Commencement speakers can be submitted here until 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2021.
Any questions about Honorands or Trustee Excellence Awards can be referred to Special Assistant to the President, Karolina Kwiecinska.
The Arthur H. Hughes Award for Teaching Achievement by Junior Faculty—2021
The Arthur H. Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching by junior faculty is awarded annually at Commencement. The award constitutes one important means by which Trinity honors the teaching excellence of its faculty, which is central to its mission as a liberal arts college. We urge you to contribute to this important undertaking by reviewing the list of eligible faculty for the award and nominating those you feel exemplify outstanding teaching. Students and alumni/ae are invited to submit nominations for consideration. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.
The Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence—2021
The Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence, awarded annually at Commencement, recognizes consistently outstanding teaching by a senior faculty member. The award constitutes one important means by which Trinity honors the teaching excellence of our faculty, central to our mission as a liberal arts college. We urge you to contribute to this important undertaking by reviewing the list of eligible faculty for the award and nominating those you feel exemplify outstanding teaching. Students and alumni/ae are invited to nominate candidates for consideration for the Brownell Prize. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the Arthur H. Hughes Award or Thomas Church Brownell Teaching Prize, please contact Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, Sylvia DeMore.
We look forward to receiving your nomination of deserving individuals for these special honors.
President and Trinity College Professor of Neuroscience