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About University Awards

Each year, American University recognizes the exceptional achievements of outstanding faculty, students, staff, and alumni through University Awards.

President Burwell announced the launch of the annual nomination process for faculty, staff, and students on January 24. Alumni nominations begin in March. Members of the AU community are encouraged to nominate fellow community members, and self-nominations are also accepted. See details below about each award category!

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2018 Student Award Recipients

Student Awards

University Student Awards honor graduating students and are presented in May during commencement weekend.

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2016 Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment - Amanda Taylor, School of International Service, and Stephen Wermiel, Washington College of Law

Faculty Awards

University Faculty Awards are presented during the Faculty Recognition Dinner in April and honor the work of full-time and adjunct faculty.

Nominate a Faculty Member

Everett Buchanan, 2018 Customer Support Award Winner

Staff Awards

University staff awards recognize staff members and teams and are presented at the Staff Awards Luncheon in June.

Nominate a Staff Member

American University 2018 Alumni award recipients

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards honor alumni for their service to AU and professional accomplishments and are presented during All-American Weekend.

About Alumni Awards

Past Recipients

View past recipients of the Student, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Awards as we continue to watch their great work and success on and off campus!

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Shyheim Snead with President Burwell

Achievements ·

Limitless Potential: Shyheim Snead is the President's Award Winner

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