2017 Awards of Excellence recognize campus, community contributions

The UW community came together to recognize and honor faculty, staff, students and alumni for their outstanding contributions at the Awards of Excellence ceremony in Meany Hall on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Those in attendance recognized and congratulated the David B. Thorud Leadership Award recipients as well as other award-winning members of the UW community. Read more about those who were honored at the 47th annual event.

Photograph of Greg Miller Photograph of Connie Bourassa-Shaw

2017 David B. Thorud Leadership Award Recipients

Greg Miller Professor and Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Connie Bourassa-Shaw Director, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business
Lead - Serve - Inspire

2017 David B. Thorud Leadership Award Timeline


  • October 17, 2016 – December 23, 2016

    Nominations submitted.

  • December

    Nominees reviewed for eligibility.

  • January

    Nominees and nominators are emailed a congratulatory email. Congratulatory letters and copies of nominations are then campus mailed to all nominees who have met the award criteria.

    Selection committee begins review of eligible nominees.

  • March

    Thorud awardees are notified by the Vice President of Human Resources and are invited to the University’s Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony.

    Office of the President sends congratulatory letters to awardees.

  • April

    UW Today officially announces all awardees.

  • June

    Annual Awards of Excellence and reception for all awardees.

    Thorud awardees are highlighted on the Thorud website.