The School of Accountancy recognizes excellence among our supporters, faculty, alumni and students to acknowledge the efforts of those who have helped us achieve the mission and goals of our School. Students are honored via the Dean's List for those who achieve a 3.6 grade point average or higher during a given semester. Our alumni are recognized through the School of Accountancy Hall of Fame for their outstanding achievements in business endeavors. Our faculty have received awards and honors that exemplify excellence in classroom instruction. And finally, our generous supporters are acknowledged for the contributions that they have made in gifts which allow our program to continue to thrive and flourish.
The School of Accountancy Hall of Fame is designed to honor those graduates of the College of Business program with an accounting degree or emphasis who have achieved state, national and/or international standing in their business endeavors and who, through their example, provide current students inspiration for accomplishing their own career goals.
Anyone may nominate a candidate for the Hall of Fame to the School of Accountancy Advisory Board and faculty. In selecting nominees, nominators should consider, but not be limited to, the following criteria:
Subcommittees of the Advisory Board and the faculty will consider the nominees recommended
and select the inductee(s) for recognition. It is expected that candidates will
attend their induction into the Hall of Fame. There is no requirement that inductees
be added to the Hall of Fame every year.
The Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Award is the ultimate honor that can be bestowed upon a faculty member at the Nebraska College of Business. It exemplifies excellence in all phases of the profession of professorship by examining the faculty members contributions in teaching students, making an impact in their field of research and contributing service to the institution in a variety of ways.
The College of Business Faculty Service award is given to the faculty member at the Nebraska College of Business that has demonstrated a high level of service to students, colleagues and the institution through going above and beyond the typical expectations of their profession.
The Teaching Excellence Award is presented to a lecturer or adjunct faculty member. The award originates with student nominations each semester. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner.
The MBA/MPA Distance Teaching Award was established in 2005. All on-line students are requested to vote for their favorite professor, thus determining the winner.
The Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is presented to a graduate student who has teaching responsibilities.
Every semester our students nominate the faculty member who has made the most positive impact on their educational experience. The Scholarships, Honors, and Awards faculty committee then reviews the nominees teaching philosophy and syllabi, and selects the winner. The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to a tenured or tenure-track professor.
The Best Paper Award is presented annually to the faculty member who is deemed to have had published a significant research paper in a high caliber journal that has an important impact in the author's area of research.
Each year the FSA (Federation of Schools of Accountancy) presents an outstanding Master of Accountancy student award to a student at each member school. The School of Accountancy has been separately accredited since 1984 and is a full-fledged and active member of the FSA.
The UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association recognize faculty members for contributions to students during an annual ceremony. The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students.
UNL Student Impact Awards are given to students, faculty and student organizations who make a significant contribution to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The Spirit of Service awards recognize the efforts of students, student organizations, faculty, staff and community partners in areas of community engagement.
The Beta Alpha Psi student organization recognizes an Educator of the Year at the Nebraska School of Accountancy to those faculty members that have demonstrated excellence in teaching.
The Beta Alpha Psi student organization recognizes outstanding contributions made by businesses to Nebraska students.
The Dean's Coin is presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others in the College of Business.
Anyone can nominate a colleague by sending an email to
Rik Barrera, assistant dean at the
College of Business.