The President’s Medal

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Criteria: This award is the highest honor the university community can bestow. The recipient of this award will be a member of the community with an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of life on the campus. The candidate's career should be distinguished by a dedication to the fulfillment of the campus' goals and mission, by professional accomplishments, and by campus service. Particular emphasis will be placed on contributions that have had a wide-ranging and enhancing influence on the entire university community.

Eligibility: Any current full-time member of the campus community may be nominated for the President's Medal. A nominee must have at least ten years of full-time employment on the campus (in one or more capacities).

Nomination Materials:

Nominations can be submitted electronically by completing the information using this link: President's Medal

or

Nomination materials can be printed and mailed to:

Professor Robert Dooling, Chair
President's Award Committee
c/o Office of the President
1128 Main Administration Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
or by email to ckennedy@umd.edu

Printed nomination materials should include:

  1. A coversheet listing the name of the nominee, the award for which the individual is being nominated, and the name of the nominator.
  2. A nomination letter clearly indicating why this individual should be so honored and how the individual exemplifies the criteria for this award.
  3. A resume, curriculum vitae, or brief biographical sketch of the nominee
  4. At least two, but no more than three, seconding letters of nomination from outside the primary unit in which the individual is employed may accompany the nomination or may be sent under separate cover
     
Past Winners

2016
S. James Gates Jr.
Department of Physics
 

2015
Donna B. Hamilton
Division of Academic Affairs and Department of English
 

2014
Ann G. Wylie
Department of Geology
 

2013
James A. Yorke
Departments of Mathematics and Physics, and Institute for Physical Science and Technology
 

2012
Robert S. Gold
Professor and Former Dean, School of Public Health
 

2011
Charles F. Wellford
Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
 

2010
Herb Rabin
Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Director
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
 

2009
Jordan A. Goodman
Professor, Department of Physics
 

2008
Susan L. Bayly, Esq.
General Counsel
President's Office of General Counsel
 

2007
Victor Korenman
Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs (Retired)
Professor Emeritus of Physics
 

2006
William L. Fourney
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
 

2005
Gerald R. Miller
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
 

2004
Dr. George E. Dieter
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
 

2003
Professor Ralph D. Bennett, Jr.
School of Architecture
 

2002
Dr. Charles F. Sturtz
Retired Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Special Assistant to the President for Real Estate Development
 

2001
Dr. Irwin L. Goldstein
Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
 

2000
Dr. William L. Thomas, Jr.
Vice President for Student Affairs
 

1999
Dr. Ira Berlin
Distinguished University Professor, Department of History
 

1998
Dr. Marie Smith Davidson
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Dr. Rudolph P. Lamone
Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business
 

1997
Dr. David Driskell
Professor, Department of Art
 

1996
Dr. Robert L. Gluckstern
Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Jack Minker
Professor, Department of Computer Science
 

1995
No President's Medal awarded
 

1994
Dr. George H. Callcott
Professor, Department of History
 

1993
Dr. Margaret W. Bridwell
Director, University Health Center

Dr. Eugenie Clark
Professor Emerita, Department of Zoology
 

1992
Dr. Don C. Piper
Professor, Department of Government and Politics
 

1991
Dr. Dudley Dillard (posthumously)
Professor Emeritus and Former Chair, Department of Economics
 

1990
Dr. Jacob K. Goldhaber
Acting Dean, Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of Mathematics
 

1989
Dr. Graciela Nemes
Professor Emerita, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
 

1988
Dr. J. Robert Dorfman
Dean, College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Dr. Thomas M. Magoon
Director of the Counseling Center and Professor of Education and Psychology
 

1987
Dr. Richard H. Jaquith
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
 

1986
Dr. Donald Maley
Professor Emeritus and Former Chair, Department of Industrial, Technological and Occupational Education
 

1985
Dr. Paul P. Traver
Professor, Department of Music and Director of the University of Maryland Chorus
 

Faculty and Staff Convocation

  • 2016