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Awards

The Commission created an awards program to acknowledge people who have made outstanding contributions to USC Upstate; people who have shown dedication, a strong work ethic, and a commitment of purpose over a long period of time; and people from every vocation who supports this University. The Commission presents the awards featured below at the annual Founders Day Event, which is held the third Thursday of every February.

G.B. Hodge, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award    

Criteria: Highest award given by CHE. Consideration for a “lifetime” of service to USC Upstate including extraordinary actions, gifts, and/or “history altering” influence. Named in honor of Dr. Hodge, founding chairman of the Spartanburg Commission for Higher Education.

Selection Process: Nominations to CHE Executive Committee by November 1st.  Selection by Executive Committee subject to ratification by Full Commission.

Recognition: Honored at Founders’ Day event with a plaque, a portrait to be hung in Stockwell Administration Building, and a monumental tree to be planted in the Commissioners’ Grove

Past recipients

Founders’ Day Award    

Criteria: Recognition to those persons in the larger community who have been of exceptional assistance to the University.

Selection Process: Nominations to CHE Executive Committee by November 1st.  Selection by Executive Committee subject to ratification by Full Commission.

Recognition: Honored at Founder’s Day event with a resolution and plaque.

Past Recipients

Commission Distinguished Service Award  

Criteria: Recognition of a faculty member(s) and/or a staff member(s) who has demonstrated a long and distinguished career of service to the University, characterized by exceptional dedication to the work at hand and to the institution. It also may to honor a senior student(s) for similar reasons, graduating in May or December ceremonies.

Selection Process: Members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet are to submit written nominations for award recipients through the Chancellor to the Chairman of the Commission by November 1st of each year.  Commission members may also nominate award recipients directly.  Selection by Executive Committee subject to ratification by Full Commission.

Recognition: Cash awards. The Commission intends to make its annual awards in amounts and quantities supported by earnings on the endowment of Commission members’ gifts given for this explicit purpose.  The endowment capital balance shall not be invaded or reduced for the purpose of making awards.  Annual gifts by members of the Commission shall be used to increase the endowment balance. Presentation will be made at Founders’ Day event.

Past Recipients

Contact

John Perry
Executive Director of University Boards & Public Affairs
Phone: (864) 503-5242
Email: jperry@uscupstate.edu

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