Below are the descriptions for each of the College of the Arts Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards.
Nominations open July 1, 2019 through Sunday, Sept. 8 (11:59 p.m.)
The highest honor given by the College of the Arts, this award honors an individual associated with the College who is nationally or internationally recognized for contributions to their profession that relate to the arts.
Arts Advocacy Award
Honors an individual associated with the College who has contributed significantly through advocacy, philanthropy or service to the advancement of the Arts at Kent State University.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH FACULTY AWARD
Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who has contributed significantly to their field in the area of research and has a nationally/internationally recognized body of creative activity/research.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING FACULTY AWARD
Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who demonstrates innovative teaching and leadership in instructional development.
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN SERVICE FACULTY AWARD
Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who demonstrates significant service to their field at the national and/or international level(s) and engages in meaningful public outreach.
DISTINGUISHED EMERITUS AWARD
Given to an emeritus faculty member from the College of the Arts who continues to contribute to the College and the arts.
TRANSFORMING LIVES ALUMNI AWARD
This award recognizes an alumnus who has truly made a significant impact on changing students' live and preparing and mentoring them for successful careers.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
Honors a graduate from the College of the Arts with more than 15 years of professional experience who has made significant contributions to his or her field and demonstrated success in their chosen career.
OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ALUMNI AWARD
Honors a graduate from the College of the Arts with five to 15 years professional experience who has demonstrated success in their chosen career.