O. Max Gardner Award

The O. Max Gardner Award is considered the UNC system's highest faculty honor.  It is given annually by the UNC Board of Governors to “that member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina who, during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.”  Nominees can be of any rank, “including instructors, engaged in teaching in any unit, institution, or branch of service” in the University system.

The nomination period will be open from September 14 - October 14, 2020.  Nominations may be sent via email to Ana Laracuente-Espinal at alaracue@uncc.edu.  Nominations should include the individual’s name, rank, and department/unit, as well as a brief description of the nominee’s specific contribution(s) or achievement(s) and their impact on others.  


Recipients from UNC Charlotte

  • 2015: Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, Biological Sciences
  • 2011: Dr. Diane Browder, Special Education and Child Development