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

The designation of University Research Professor is awarded to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK.

Allan Chen

Gatton Teaching Excellence Awards

This award is given to Gatton faculty members who inspire passion for their discipline, innovation in the classroom, and leadership to help students think critically and creatively about business problems.

Olivia Davis
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty
Dan Halgin
Teaching Excellence Award - Faculty
Valbona Sulcaj
Teaching Excellence Award - Graduate Student

Gatton Research Excellence Awards

These awards are part of the College’s broader strategic mandate on the Research Excellence Initiative, which is to influence the thinking of business leaders, policy-makers and scholars around the world by providing insight and analysis of key topics critical to the business, policy, and research communities.

John Peloza
Research Excellence Award - High Impact
Allan Chen
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity
Igor Cunha
Research Excellence Award - Research Productivity

Dean’s Award for Excellence

This award is presented to one senior from each of the Gatton College's five departments who excel in academics, campus involvement, leadership, financial responsibility, and interpersonal skills.

Rose Georges
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Accounting
Kaitlyn Estes
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Economics
Kassie Miller
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Finance
Miles Butler
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Management
Zoe Gabrielson
Dean’s Award for Excellence - Marketing
Adrienne Poole
Dean’s Award for Excellence - URC

Student Nominated Awards for Faculty / Staff

These individuals are recognized for going above and beyond in their service to the Gatton student body.


Gail Hoyt
Student Nominated - Faculty Member of the Year

SGO Above and Beyond Award


Tony Day
Jada Green
Nicole Thorne Jenkins

Haywood Staff Award

Upon her retirement after 37 years at the Gatton College, Judy Haywood established a gift known as the Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award Endowment. This gift is an opportunity to recognize outstanding staff of the Gatton College.

Michelle Baker
Haywood Staff Award
Meg Marquis
Haywood Staff Award