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Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2023 Hall of Fame

Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences selects and honors a small group of exceptional alumni and emeriti faculty who have made a significant mark on their professions, communities, and the university with their induction into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. This honor is reserved for outstanding individuals who demonstrate the values derived from a liberal arts and sciences education.

We are pleased to invite alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the university to nominate distinguished individuals to be honored during our 2023 Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame ceremony. To nominate alumni and/or emeriti faculty, fill out the appropriate nomination form below. Please be as thorough and specific as possible. 

Hall of Fame nominees must meet the criteria below and submissions must be received no later than Monday, February 27, 2023.

The College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Awards Selection Committee will review all nominations in confidence. Inductees will be announced in spring 2023 and the formal ceremony will be held on campus in fall 2023. Individuals not selected will be under active consideration for the next two years.

Nomination Criteria

Alumni Criteria

  • Alumni nominees must have earned a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Alumni nominees must have reached and remained at the pinnacle of their field for a period sufficient to demonstrate perseverance and maturation and/or must have affected a positive impact on their chosen field of study and/or profession.

  • Professional success and significant contributions are demonstrated in the merit of the nominee’s work in their chosen field of endeavor and professional leadership.

Alumni Nomination Form

Emeriti Faculty Criteria

  • Faculty nominees must be a professor emeritus/a of the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Faculty nominees must have been retired from full-time faculty positions for at least three years prior to nomination.

  • Record of research or teaching excellence.

  • Professional leadership as demonstrated by a record of sustained and significant impact on students and the UK community.

Emeriti Faculty Nomination Form

Please contact the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Office if you have any questions about the Hall of Fame ceremony or the nomination process.