THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT is presented to a student who has displayed outstanding academic achievement, as well
as strong leadership, character, scholarship, and contribution to department and campus
THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents the Outstanding Anthropology Senior Award to the student with the most outstanding
record of academic achievement in the major. The department also presents the Outstanding
Anthropology Student Service Awards to the graduating student with the most outstanding
record of contributions to service and engaged outreach.
THE BIOLOGY FACULTY AWARD is presented to the undergraduate student who makes the most significant contribution
to the department.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY presents the Outstanding General Chemistry Student award to the student in Principles
of Chemistry who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and scholastic achievement.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE annually presents the Mu Sigma Chi Professional Criminal Justice Award to the student of Criminal Justice deemed outstanding
in professional activities.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH offers several awards:
a. The Distinguished Scholarship Award presented each year to the English major whose
work demonstrates an unusually high order of academic excellence.
b. Honors Thesis Award presented in recognition of the outstanding honors thesis by
a student in the English Honors Program.
c. Giem and Collins Writing Contest presented for excellence in student writing produced
in freshman and sophomore English courses.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES annually presents the Outstanding Senior Award to a senior in Geology exhibiting
scholarship, leadership and service. The department also presents each year the Paul
H. Sisco Award to the outstanding senior Geography major.
THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES presents the Outstanding Foreign Language Student of the Year award to a major who
has consistently excelled in the discipline.
FRENCH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANTSHIPS: The French Government through the French Embassy in The United States, on the recommendation
of the French Section of the Department of Foreign Languages, each year awards one
or more assistantships in France for the teaching of English in secondary schools.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY annually presents the Tennessee Historical Commission Award to that senior student
of History judged by the faculty to be the outstanding History major. The department
also presents an award for the outstanding paper presented by an undergraduate.
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM Outstanding Senior Award is presented to the student with the most outstanding record
of academic achievement in the major.
THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES annually presents the R. P. Clark Memorial Award to an outstanding junior.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD is presented to a student in Philosophy chosen on the basis of high scholastic achievement,
papers written, and performance in senior honors seminars.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS each year presents the Outstanding Student Award to the most distinguished senior
THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE presents the Outstanding Student Award each year to the graduating senior majoring
in Political Science who has compiled the best record of academic achievement in the
discipline. Also The John W. Burgess Award is presented for meritorious achievement
in Political Science, and the Pre-Law Award is presented to the political science
major whose pre-law studies demonstrate high promise for a distinguished legal career.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY presents annually The Dr. Milton C. Addington Award for Excellence in Psychology
to the senior Psychology major exhibiting the most individuality, interest, initiative,
integrity, creative ability and originality.
THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY annually presents The Jerry Michel Outstanding Student Award to the senior student
judged to be the outstanding Sociology major.
ALPHA EPSILON DELTA , the health pre-professional honor society, annually presents the Student of the
Year Award to the member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, loyalty, and
THE CHl BETA PHI SCIENCE AWARDS are presented to students who have attained the highest academic average during their
four years of study in each of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geology,
Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Psychology.