Seeking nominations for 2016 Spring University Awards

February 15, 2016

People who make a difference should be recognized. Here’s your chance to make that happen. Nominations for Clemson’s 2016 Spring University Awards are now being accepted. The awards, given annually, recognize faculty, staff, students, administrators and community members who demonstrate significant leadership and dedication to the university community.

Non-student awards:

  • Frank A. Burtner Award for Excellence in Advising: This award includes an annual cash prize for the advisor of students (academic or non-academic); or student organizations who excels in developing students in the area of leadership, devotion to duty and service.
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Given in recognition of the recipient’s influence for good, excellence in maintaining high ideals of living, and service before self. Recipient should have an interest in or be associated with Clemson University and live within the State of South Carolina. Nominations are open to local and state community members as well as current Clemson faculty, staff and administrators.

Submit non-student nominations here. The deadline to submit non-student award nominations is Friday, March 4, 11:59 p.m.

Student awards:

  • Norris Medal: Given to the best all-around graduating senior student (who graduated in August or December 2015 or will graduate in May 2016).  The Norris Medal is considered the most prestigious award given to an undergraduate.
  • Matt Locke Award: Awarded to one student for outstanding leadership with regard to service and devotion to mankind and Clemson University.
  • Frank A. Burtner Scholarship: Given to a student (rising junior or senior) who displays exemplary leadership qualities and has an outstanding academic record.
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award: Presented to senior students (one male and one female) for service to campus and community.

To nominate for a student award click here. The deadline for student-award nominations is Friday, March 4, 11:59 p.m.

Note: Once you submit a nomination for a student, s/he will be notified via an automatically generated email and asked to apply online no later than Thursday, March 10, 11:59 pm. Students may also self-nominate.

Direct your questions or technical issues to Benardo J. Dargan at or 656-9346.