Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Gardner Award

John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award

Initiated in 1999, The John N. Gardner Inspirational Faculty Award is presented each academic year by University Housing and University 101 Programs to a faculty member who clearly demonstrates a devotion to the education of students living on-campus by encouraging them to intentionally select and participate in meaningful experiences within and beyond the classroom (e.g. community engagement, research, study abroad, leadership, internships, etc.) and then to “make sense” of those experiences through in-depth reflection.


Nominees must:

  1. Be a faculty member on the USC-Columbia campus
  2. Actively participate in activities that enhance integrative living and learning experiences for students on-campus
Nomination Process

Faculty, staff, administrators or students may nominate candidates. Letters of nomination should be addressed to Hilary Lichterman, Associate Director of Residential Learning Initiatives.The letter should reflect the nominee’s participation in activities enriching the campus learning experience for students. Additional documentation may be included, but is not required.

Please send nominations to Hilary Lichterman, Associate Director of Residential Learning Initiatives, University Housing, 1520 Devine St., or by Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Presentation of the Award

The recipient will be publicly recognized at the Faculty Awards Ceremony and the University Housing Awards Breakfast. The award winner and nominator will be informed prior to each event. We are pleased to announce that the recipient will receive a plaque and a $500 award.