Academic Affairs Awards

We recognize, honor, and celebrate faculty and staff members who demonstrate excellence in their professional endeavors as related to the mission and core values of Ferris State University.

2015 Awards

Nominations are not yet being accepted for 2015. 

For future reference in writing support materials for a nominee, please refer to the appropriate nomination form below for a description of the award.

2014 Awards Recipients

So many of our colleagues embody a passion and work ethic worth emulating. These individuals positively impact the lives of others through their professional commitments. Every year, we ask the members of our campus community to nominate their deserving colleagues for the Academic Affairs Awards. Each award is assigned an award committee comprised of representative faculty members from our academic colleges and/or individuals related to the purpose of the award. The members of each committee evaluate the nominations and submissions to recommend the final recipient of the award to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Academic Affairs Award Recipients at Ferris State University. 


Gary Huey

- Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient 2014-
- Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient 2014-


Anthony Baker

Diversity Enhancement Award



Shelly VandePanne

Outstanding First-Year Advocate


Jon Brief

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award


Adnan Dakkuri

Academic Scholar Award


Susan McNamara 

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award


Awards in History

Our "Awards in History" page features those awards that were presented during or before 2011, including awards for academic excellence, excellence in course assessment, exemplary online courses, and international educators.

View the recipients of our Awards in History.


If you have questions about the awards sponsored by Academic Affairs, please contact Academic Communication and Events Coordinator Carrie Franklund at ext. 3534 or by email at