Gatton Honors and Awards

The Gatton College is proud of outstanding accomplishment of students, faculty and staff. Each year, the college honors excellence across Gatton with awards for academic and community accomplishments. Congratulations to all!

University Research Professor

2018-2019: James Ziliak, Economics
2017-2018: Dan Brass, Management 
2016-2017: David Hardesty, Marketing and Supply Chain
2015-2016: Steve Borgatti, Management

Gatton Teaching Excellence Awards

2019
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty: Joe Labianca
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty: Darshak Patel
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student: Lauren DiRago-Duncan
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student: Tyson Von Alfen

2018
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty: Frank Scott, Economics
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty: Wendy Liu, Finance
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student: Yoon Seon Han, Economics

2017
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty: Walter Ferrier, Management
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student: Jenny Wang, Accounting

Gatton Research Excellence Awards

2019
Research Excellence Award - High Impact: David Hardesty
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Ana Herrera
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Leonce Bargeron
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Ben Commerford
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Haoying Sun

2018
Research Excellence Award - High Impact: Dan Brass, Management
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Monika Causholli, Accounting
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Carlos Lemarche, Economics
Research Excellence Award - Junior Faculty: Will Gerken, Finance

2017
Research Excellence Award - High Impact: Steve Borgatti, Management
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity: Brian Bratten, Accounting
Research Excellence Award - Junior Faculty: Russell Jame, Finance

Dean’s Award for Excellence

2019
Departmental Recipients:
Rose Georges, Accounting
Kaitlyn Estes, Economics
Kassie Miller, Finance
Management, Miles Butler
Marketing, Zoe Gabrielson
URC, Adrienne Poole

2018
Recipient: Alyssa Rice, Accounting
Departmental Recipients:
Caroline Will, Economics
Andrea Bomkamp, Marketing
Joyce Gilfillan, Finance
Trevor Kennedy, Management
Paul Strasser, URC

Student Nominated Awards for Faculty / Staff

2019
Student Organization of the Year - Alpha Kappa Psi
Faculty Member of the Year - Darshak Patel
Staff Member of the Year - Nina Marijanovic

2018
Student Organization of the Year - Finance Society
Faculty of the Year - Nicole Thorne Jenkins and Jane Wells, Accounting
Top Staff Award - Faith Cracraft, URC

Haywood Staff Award

2018 - Caroline Crane, Michelle Lowe, and Robby Martin-Curry
2017 - Candace Bramley-Hardesty (MBA Center) and Daniel Cottam (Gatton Technology Center)
2016 - Lynsay Christensen (Marketing & Communications) and Lucy Tepper (Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center)
2015 - Shonta Phelps (Undergraduate Resource Center) and Matt Cosgrove (Gatton Technology Center)
2014 - Michelle Lowe (Marketing & Communications), Allo Petro (Dean's Office), and Debbie O’Daniel (Business Office)
2013 - Melissa Huffman (Gatton Technology Center) and Robby Martin-Curry (Undergraduate Resource Center)
2012 - Rita Booth (Dean's Office) and Jeannie Graves (Economics)
2006 - Shana Hall (Business Office), Debbie Wheeler (Economics)
2005 - Patricia Krausman (Kentucky Small Business Development Center), Allo Petro (Dean's Office)
2004 - Jason Galyon (Gatton Technology Center), Beverly Kemper (MBA Center), Debbie Reed (Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center)
2003 - Michelle Baker (Finance & Quantitative Methods), Connie Blakemore (Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center)