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Hoggard Medal for Achievement

Award Details

The deadline for nominations for this award is Friday, March 15, 2024.

  • All seniors graduating in the preceding summer and fall, and the current spring semester are eligible for nomination.
  • The Hoggard Medal for Achievement is awarded annually to the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown the most improvement during their time at the university. This award recognizes not only improvements in academic achievement, but also challenges or adversity that the student may have overcome during their time at UNCW.
  • An anonymous committee of the faculty will review all nominations and select the student who, in their opinion, best fits the award criteria. The award will be presented at the annual Celebration of Senior Excellence luncheon, in conjunction with the spring commencement ceremonies.
  • Only UNCW faculty members may nominate students for this award. Nominations must be submitted in letter format (maximum of three pages) and should include the student’s full name and the reasons the student is deserving of the award.
  • Nominations should be sent to the Office of the Provost via email to Dr. Carol Ellis ( For all questions, please email Dr. Ellis.