Recognition & Awards

The University of Nebraska recognizes the importance of honoring accomplished faculty, staff, students, and community leaders and organizations for significant contributions and achievements.

Faculty excellence in teaching, research and outreach is honored each spring with the ORCA, OTICA, IDEA and UDTA awards presented by the President. Entrepreneurial initiatives of businesses and students are honored with the Walter Scott Awards. And lasting contributions to the university and to the world are honored with the Regents Medal and Honorary Degrees.

University of Nebraska Kudos recognize staff who go "above and beyond," while Resolutions are presented by the Board of Regents to honor service to the university.

Faculty Awards
Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA)
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award (ORCA)
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA)
University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA)

Student Awards
Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award

Community Awards
Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award
Honorary Degrees

Board of Regents Awards
Regents Medal

Campus Awards
UNK Ron and Carol Cope Cornerstone of Excellence Award
UNL Nebraska Builder Awards
UNMC J. G. Elliott Award
UNO Order of the Tower Award

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