Awards Description & Criteria

The seven Impact in Education Awards are the highest education-related awards conferred by UNMC and recognize the dedication and ingenuity of our educators.

Individuals are nominated by their peers or self-nomination by completing the brief nomination form. Once nominated, candidates will need to complete additional nomination materials based on award criteria.

Varner Educator Laureate

The Educator Laureate is sponsored by Jerald Varner, PhD. Learn more about Dr. Varner.

This is the highest recognition given by UNMC and, as such, can only be awarded one time to the same individual. The award recognizes an individual with sustained achievement in education who has significantly improved the UNMC learning environment through the provision of outstanding educational experiences.


See a list of previous award winners.