UTMB Alumni Association Awards
GSBS Distinguished Teaching Award
The Graduate Student Organization selects a person from the graduate school faculty who has made outstanding contributions to their academic growth and development as students. The students make their judgment on the basis of teaching skills, tutorial excellence and overall quality of, and enthusiasm for, graduate teaching.
GSBS Distinguished Faculty Research Award
The Distinguished Faculty Research Award is presented annually to a faculty member whose research has made an impact on a broad field of science by contributing to the solution of a significant scientific problem, or whose work shows ingenuity and originality in the application of novel techniques to an important area of science.
GSO Faculty Advocacy Award
This award is presented by the Graduate Student Organization to a graduate school faculty member who has repeatedly demonstrated concern for student rights and issues, and who has acted on behalf of the student body.
SHP Distinguished Alumni
To be considered for the School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumni Award, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Must be distinguished in business, profession, life work or worthy endeavor and must have received some previous recognition from contemporaries.
- Must be a person of such integrity, stature and demonstrated ability that the faculty, staff, students and alumni will take pride in and be inspired by the recognition of this person.
- Must have demonstrated a continuing interest in the School of Health Professions as evidenced by contribution of time or money to one or more programs of the institution.
- Must be an individual who, in deeds and action, reflects and recognizes the importance of education received at SHP, and who demonstrates pride in the alma mater and whose interest and loyalty are evident.
- Must be a graduate of Professions(or UTMB Physical Therapy and Medical Technology Schools prior to 1968).
- Must have graduated from theSchoolofHealth Professionsat least 10 years ago.
The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award honors graduates of a recognized program in Nursing at UTMB who have made outstanding contributions to health care in the UTMB System.
Dr. E. Burke Evans established this endowment as a lasting tribute to his grandmother and her namesake, his sister, Betty Lee Evans. Dr. Evans is a faculty member at UTMB in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.
The UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association Hall of Fame honors alumni who have made significant contributions to nursing through commitment to excellence in patient care, community service and nursing leadership.
Nominees must be graduates of a recognized program in Nursing at UTMB. Nominations may be submitted by any interested individual, relative, friend, patient, colleague or fellow alumnus. The Alumni Association board of directors is responsible for selecting Hall of Fame honorees.
The School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented to one alumnus of the UTMB School of Nursing who has made outstanding and widely recognized contributions to nursing in a leadership role. The recipient has made a significant impact on health care in addition to making significant contributions to the nursing profession in clinical practice, education, administration, or organizational work involving health care or innovation in health care delivery systems.
Nominees must be graduates of a recognized program in Nursing at UTMB. Nominations may be submitted by any interested individual, relative, friend, patient, colleague or fellow alumnus. The Alumni Association Board of Directors is responsible for selecting The School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award.
A prominent figure in Texas medicine, politics and education, Dr. Ashbel Smith was considered the driving force behind establishing the University of Texas at Austin in 1881, and a medical department, that would later be known as UTMB, in Galveston in 1891. The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university’s School of Medicine Alumni Association. The award, recognizing outstanding service to the medical profession, to humanity, and honors the memory of Dr. Smith.