Faculty & Staff Recognition

At the University of Memphis, we are driven by doing. This motto is deeply ingrained in our students, faculty and staff, and each play a role in moving our campus forward. In order to keep our team motivated and to recognize those that excel in their fields and go above and beyond to help our students, the Office of Academic Affairs awards University Professorships and recognizes faculty and staff through our annual Awards Program. 

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> Faudree University Professorship

> Atkins University Professorship

> First Horizons University Professorship

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Faculty and Staff Awards

> Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Award

> Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award

> Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award

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Honorary Degrees

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Centers & Chairs of Excellence

The Chairs of Excellence program began in the midst of the education reform and improvement measures passed by the General Assembly in the mid-1980s. This program brings eminent scholars to Tennessee public institutions and attracts research initiatives and private funding to our state. The program has resulted in an unprecedented level of donations to higher education from private and corporate sources.

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