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Faculty Awards

Douglas W. Bradbury Award

Made possible by a gift from the Clemson Class of 1940, the Douglas W. Bradbury Award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the Calhoun Honors College. Nominations may be made by senior honors students, faculty, and department chairs or other academic administrators.

How to Nominate

Nominations are initially screened by the Honors Committee of each College or, in the absence of such a committee, by an ad hoc faculty committee appointed by the Dean. In support of their candidacy, nominees are asked to submit the following materials:

  1. a brief statement acknowledging and accepting the nomination
  2. a current curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of no more than two pages summarizing the nominee's involvement in and service to the Calhoun Honors College
  4. a sample honors course syllabus
  5. no more than three supporting letters, at least two of which must be from honors students

Nominations, including the above materials, are due in the Deans' offices by Friday, March 23, 2018. It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nominee is informed of the need to submit these items by the stated deadline.  Each college is permitted to make up to two nominations to the Calhoun Honors College committee, which shall select the recipient of the award. Nominations remain active for three years. The nominations of the colleges are due in the Honors Office, Core Campus, Suite 180D, by Friday, April 6, 2018.


In evaluating nominees, collegiate screening committees are asked to consider factors such as:

  1. involvement in the development and teaching of Honors courses
  2. involvement as Honors thesis/project advisor
  3. service on departmental, collegiate and/or University honors committees
  4. service to Honors students as mentor/advisor

In making the final selection, the Calhoun Honors College Committee gives preference to candidates who exhibit breadth and depth in the above areas. If in the judgment of the Calhoun Honors College Committee none of the nominees meet these criteria, no award shall be made. The presentation of the Douglas W. Bradbury Award will be made at the Calhoun Honors College Spring Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2018.

For more information, contact the Honors College at 864-656-4762.

Past to Present Bradbury Recipients

Bradbury Recipients