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Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award recognizes and rewards a faculty member for advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

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Consideration for this award will be given to all tenured or tenure track College of Health and Human Development full-time faculty member who has:

  • shown evidence of significant scholarly contributions in the past five years; and
  • made a major discovery or contributed a significant advance to any discipline within the College.
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To submit a nomination, please  provide the following documentation:

  • One comprehensive support letter that details how the candidate's research contributions meet the award criteria and identifies the nature and significance of the faculty member's recent contribution to knowledge.  The letter should be signed by the department head and two other nominators. 

Dean's staff will provide documentation from Activity Insight, such as curriculum vita, summary of research, list of publications, and committee memberships, for the nomination packet given to the selection committee.

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Selections will be made by a committee, including alumni representation, appointed by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development.

Recipient will be notified prior to the start of Fall Semester. A plaque and a monetary award will be presented to the recipient during the HHD Annual Awards Ceremony in early November.

In addition, recipients will present a special lecture the Spring Semester following the awards ceremony.

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If you have any questions about the award or nomination process, please call (814) 865-1428 or email us at