Family & Friends Recognition Awards

The Family & Friends Recognition Awards (formerly known as the Parents' Recognition Award) annually recognizes faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students' lives. The Parents Association solicits nominations asking parents, family and friends to nominate a faculty or staff member. Nominations include a short explanation of why this person was nominated.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations are due Friday, January 12, 2024, by 5 p.m.

A reception will honor all recipients on March 7, 2024. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. and the program begins at 3 p.m.

UNL Faculty & Friends Award

The Family & Friends Recognition Awards is an annual ceremony organized by the Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association, the Family & Friends Recognition Awards honor outstanding faculty and staff.

Certificates of recognition for contributions to students are given during the ceremony. The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students. The honors also encourage the goal of good student and faculty relationships and provide recognition in an area often overlooked in the formal rewards system.

View pictures from last year's reception.