Eykamp Prize

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville Community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to academicaffairs@evansville.edu by March 10, 2023. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that he or she is being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Award Committee, appointed by the EVPAA/Provost that includes members of the faculty, staff, administrators, and a member of the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Past Recipients

  • 2024 – Dr. Alan Kaiser, Archaeology
  • 2023 – Dr. Suresh Immanuel, Civil Engineering
  • 2022 – Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Sociology
  • 2021 – Dr. Joyce Stamm, Biology
  • 2020 – Dr. Jerrilee LaMar, Nursing
  • 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller, Chemistry
  • 2018 – Dr. David Dwyer, Mathematics
  • 2017 – Dr. Lora Becker, Psychology
  • 2016 – Dr. Mark Valenzuela, MECE Engineering