University Awards

  • Medals of Distinction

    The Medal of Distinction is presented to individuals of the state and region who have made humanitarian, cultural, intellectual or scientific contributions to society, have achieved noteworthy success in their professions or have given significant service to the University, the state and the region.

  • Honorary Degrees

    See all Honorary Degree Recipients from 1997 to present.

  • Faculty Excellence Awards

    Alumni are encouraged to nominate outstanding instructors and undergraduate advisors for Excellence in Teaching Awards and Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards. Nominations from students and alumni are weighed most heavily in deciding who receives these awards. The deadline is March 1.

  • Mentors' Circle

    The University of Delaware has a proud legacy of being a teaching university, and accordingly, acknowledges the faculty who are distinguished by their contributions of teaching excellence and mentorship of students.

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