Delta Kappa Gamma Society Award
Given in recognition of outstanding women graduates who show potential for distinctive service in education. The award is sponsored by the Virginia Iota State Organization.
- 2021 recipient: Brandi Pruitt ’21
D.L. 'Pete' Warren Award
Given to an outstanding graduate student who reflects the highest commitment to academic studies, professional development, and service to others.
- 2021 recipient: Marisa Jones ’21
Ferris and Rosa Williams Award
Given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has overcome special challenges while pursuing a degree at the University of Lynchburg.
- 2021 recipient: Alice Suobo ’17, ’21 MEd
James C. Fox Award
Given to an outstanding undergraduate in health and physical education, health promotion, and/or sport management who demonstrates a healthy, wellness-oriented lifestyle and is able to demonstrate superior proficiency in the respective discipline. Given in honor of James C. Fox, who was a professor, coach and department chairperson of the health and physical education department for over three decades.
- 2021 recipient: Kolby Puryear ’21
Kate Gillispie Award
Given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student working with or planning to work with primary-aged children (K-3).
- 2021 recipient: Michala Bryant ’20
Kenneth R. Garren Leadership Award
Given to an outstanding Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies student.
- 2021 recipient: NA
M. Weldon Thompson Award
Given to the undergraduate student in education who most exemplifies potential as an educator and civic leader. This award is given in honor of M. Weldon Thompson, who served as department chair for 25 years and as dean of graduate studies.
- 2021 recipient: Jaclyn Amato ’21
Teacher of Promise Award
Given to five outstanding undergraduate or graduate students who are planning to teach in Virginia in approved licensure programs.
- 2021 recipients:
- Jaclyn Amato ’21
- Britany Hartless ’21
- Abigael Lyons ’21
- Malik Nowlin ’21
- Colin Coviello ’21
Evelyn P. Bickham Outstanding Undergraduate Alumni Award
Given to an alumnus/a of the undergraduate program in education, who has made outstanding contributions to education and the community. The award honors Evelyn P. Bickham for her longtime commitment to and service in preparing students for careers in education.
- 2021 recipient: Morgan Johns ’09, ’16 MEd
J. Edward Petty Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award
Established to recognize an outstanding alumnus/a of the graduate program in education for distinguished professional work in education and related community service. This award honors J. Edward Petty, whose active involvement in education focused on preparing students for careers as educational leaders.
- 2021 recipient: Austin Donald Norman II ’89 MEd, ’14 MEd, ’20 EdD