Teachers and administrators play a vital role on the campus and in the lives of students and alumni. Great teachers, in our opinion, can't get too much credit. What they do is central to the college experience.
The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1970 with an endowment from past president of the Texas Exes Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean. One of the most coveted awards on the campus, the Holloway Award is presented annually to a teacher in Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences who demonstrates a warm of spirit, concern for society, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought. The Holloway Award was the first on campus in which the nomination and selection process was done entirely by students.
In 2003, the Texas Exes created the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award to recognize teachers of teachers. Endowed by John Massey, LLB '66, Life Member, in honor of his wife, the award celebrates someone who is preparing toay's students to become tomorrow's elementary and secondary school teachers.
While teachers are central to what makes the University of Texas special, so too are dedicated administrators. The James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising recognizes individuals whose advising improves students' overall experience. Each year, five winners are selected an intimate ceremony in March. The nomination and selection of Vick Award winners is also done entirely by students.
Started in 2011, the Texas 10 is an annual list of inspiring professors, nominated by alumni and selected by the Alcalde magazine. These are professors that their former students, upon reflection and with the benefit of hindsight, consider to have made a lasting impact on their lives.