Campus News

Great Teacher Awards Nominations Being Accepted

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2015) — Nominations are now being accepted from University of Kentucky students for the UK Alumni Association 2016 Great Teacher Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Nomination forms can be found at Printed forms can be mailed to:

Sara-Elizabeth Bush

King Alumni House

UK Alumni Association

400 Rose St.

Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0119

Forms can also be faxed to 859-257-3957.

To be eligible for the Great Teacher Awards, candidates must:

  • Hold the rank of full-time lecturer or above and have been a member of the UK faculty for the past three years
  • Have superior knowledge of their subject matter
  • Have original and innovative classroom presentations
  • Demonstrate concern for students, both inside and outside the university setting
  • Not have been a recipient of this award for the past 10 years


The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running university award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Awards Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selections. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and monetary reward.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit or call 1-800-269-2586.

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Harder, 859-323-2396,