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The APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award

The APSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award is based on professional performance with major emphasis on teaching. The recipient shall be a full-time faculty or a department chair. The recipient shall be a tenured faculty member and shall have completed a minimum of ten years of continous full-time teaching at Austin Peay State University. Faculty who are on leave of absence for authorized reasons during the minimum ten-year continuous full-time teaching period (for example, professional development leave, maternity leave, etc.) shall still be considered eligible for the award. All ranks shall be eligible. Academic credentials requisite to the position held in the University shall be sufficient for eligibility and selection.

There shall be a single recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award only each year. Any faculty member who wins this award shall not be eligible again to win the award until twenty years of full-time teaching at APSU have elapsed starting with the semester following the one in which the award was presented. Faculty who are on leaves of absence for authorized reasons during the minimum ten-year continuous full-time teaching period (for example, professional development leave, maternity leave, etc.) shall still be considered eligible for the award.

The chair of the Honors and Awards Committee will issue a call for nominations from the faculty, the Student Government Association and Alumni as follows: each college dean, the SGA president and the director of Alumni Relations will conduct a nomination process to determine nominees from his/her area, and each will conduct balloting to determine the nominee(s). The nominee receiving the most votes after two balloting processes shall receive the award. The award shall consist of $1,000 cash, an engraved plaque serving as a personal memento and the recipient's name cumulatively inscribed on a plaque to be permanently displayed in the Browning Administrative Building. 

Past recipients of the Distinguished Professor Award are:

2014John Moseley (posthumously)
2013C. Bruce Myers
2012Mary Lou Witherspoon
2011 Albert Randall
2010 Karen Sorenson
2009 Timothy Winters
2008 Dewey Browder
2007 Mickey Wadia
2006 David Kanervo
2005 Susan Calovini
2004 Ronald Robertson
2003 Sharon Mabry
2002 David Till
2001 John Butler
2000 Malcom "Kip" Muir
1999 Carlette Hardin
1998 Dolores Gore
1997 Edward Irwin
1996 Lawrence E. Baggett
1995 Albert Joseph Bekus
1994 David H. Snyder
1993 Ellen W. Kanervo
1992 Robert F. Sears
1991 Joe Fillipo
1990 Eleanor Beiswenger
1989 Betty Joe Wallace
1988 Aaron A. Hutcheson
1987 Lewis C. Tatham, Jr.
1986 William G. Stokes
1985 Aaron Schmitt
1984 Durward S. Harris
1983 George L. Mabry
1982 Ernest Woodward
1981 Malcolm Glass
1980 Richard P. Gildrie
1979 Charles M. Waters
1978 Floyd Ford
1977 Haskell Phillips
1976 Elizabeth H. Stokes
1975 Edward Irwin