Awards Timeline

Auburn University College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station recognize the members of our faculty, staff and students who have been honored or exceptional in their respective fields. View the college’s Awards & Fellowships.

The table below gives a general COA award timeline for nominations and award information.

Nomination DateAwardGroupTypeNom. GroupPresentation
JanuaryAlumni ProfessorshipFacultyAU AwardDept. Head
JanuaryExternal Consulting AwardFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
JanuaryGerald & Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Awards for Excellence in TeachingFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
JanuaryPresident's Outstanding Collaborative Units AwardFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
Jan/FebClaude Hardee AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardDept. HeadSpring Graduation
Jan/FebPresidential AwardUndergraduateAU AwardScholarship CommitteeSpring (Ceremony held in April-Academic Dean attend ceremony)
Jan/FebComer AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeSpring (Ceremony held right before graduation)
Jan/FebDean's AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeSpring Graduation Ceremony
Jan/FebStudent Graduation MarshalUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeSpring Graduation Ceremony
FebruaryOutstanding Graduate Student AwardsGraduateAU AwardDept. HeadGiven at the Spring Graduate Awards Ceremony
FebruaryMerriwether FellowshipsGraduateAU AwardDept. HeadGiven at the Spring Graduate Awards Ceremony
Feb/MarchSGA Outstanding Faculty AwardFacultyAU AwardStudents, Ag Council selectsSGA Awards program in April
MarchJoel Hardee AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardAutomatically Ag Council PresidentAg Hill Picnic held during Ag Week (Spring)
March/AprilInternational Undergraduate and Graduate Students Awards*GraduateAU AwardDept. HeadNominees will be recognized at the International Student Recognition Banquet
March/AprilDistinguished Dissertation AwardGraduateAU AwardDept. HeadGiven at the Spring Graduate Awards Ceremony
JuneDean's AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeSummer Graduation Ceremony
JuneStudent Graduation MarshalUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeSummer Graduation Ceremony
JulyMaster’s Thesis AwardGraduateAU AwardDept. HeadGraduate Awards Ceremony
SeptemberAlumni Service AwardAlumniCollege AwardDept. HeadCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
SeptemberAU Creative Research & Scholarship AwardsFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
SeptemberOutstanding Alumni AwardsAlumniCollege AwardDept. HeadCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
SeptemberSEC Faculty Achievement AwardsFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
SeptemberSoutheastern Universities Research Association (SURA) Distinguished Scientist AwardFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
Sept/OctDean's AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeFall Graduation Ceremony
Sept/OctStudent Graduation MarshalUndergraduateCollege AwardScholarship CommitteeFall Graduation Ceremony
Sept/OctNovus International Research AwardGraduateCollege AwardDept. HeadCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
OctoberPresidential Administrative Fellowship ProgramFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
OctoberSoutheastern Conference Academic Consortium Faculty Achievement Awards ProgramFacultyAU AwardDept. Head and/or Faculty
Nov/DecDean's Research AwardFacultyCollege AwardCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Nov/DecClub Advisor of the YearUndergraduateCollege AwardAg Council OfficersCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Nov/DecClub of the Year AwardUndergraduateCollege AwardAg Council OfficersCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Sept/OctDean’s Award for Advising ExcellenceFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyDec. COA Awards Program
Sept/OctDean’s Award for Excellence in Extension and OutreachFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyDec. COA Awards Program
Sept/OctDean’s Award for Teaching ExcellenceFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyDec. COA Awards Program
Sept/OctDean’s Grantsmanship AwardFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyDec. COA Awards Program
Sept/OctStaff Employee of the Year AwardStaffCollege AwardDept. Head, Faculty, or StaffCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in December
Sept/OctGuthrie Award for Achievement in International AgricultureFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in December
Nov/DecHigh Impact Paper of the Year AwardFacultyCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Nov/DecCollege of Agriculture Outstanding StudentUndergraduateCollege AwardDept. HeadCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Nov/DecProject Team AwardFaculty/StaffCollege AwardDept. Head or FacultyCollege of Agriculture Awards Program held in February
Nov/DecSGA Outstanding StudentUndergraduateAU AwardDept. HeadSpring (SGA Awards Ceremony in April-Academic Dean attend ceremony)

* International Undergraduate and Graduate Students Awards – One nomination per department for each category. College will select and forward the names of up to 3 nominees per category to the Student Affairs Office. 

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