Oliver Max Gardner Award
The Oliver Max Gardner Award, given annually since 1949, was established by the will of Gov. Oliver Max Gardner to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” It is the only award for which all faculty members of the 17 UNC campuses are eligible. Recipients are nominated by their chancellors and selected by the Board of Governors. The Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards screens the nominations on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, and the chancellor forwards their recommendation to the Board of Governors.
- Call for nomations for 2011 O. Max Gardner Award (from Chancellor Thorp) [pdf]
- List of previous recipients of the award