About the Awards

Former USM Regent and USG Board of Advisors member Cliff Kendall and his wife Camille have generously established annual awards that recognize faculty, program leaders, and staff who have provided outstanding support to students, as well as staff who have demonstrated exemplary service to the USG community. The categories of awards are:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Outstanding Academic Program Leadership (formerly known as Program Director of the Year)
  • Outstanding Service to Students 
  • Outstanding Service to the USG Community

The awards are selected by the USG Board of Advisors and a nominating committee made up of previous winners, a partner institution representative, USG staff members and student leaders. Nominations are based on eligibility requirements set forth by the Board and the nominating committee. Please note, the committee will review all nominations independent from the categories above.

Each award recipient will receive a substantial cash award. The names and pictures of award recipients are also prominently displayed in the Priddy Library and are formally recognized at a campus-wide event.

Nominations for the 2024 Kendall Service Awards are open now through April 9.