Butts-Whiting Award

Previous recipients | Description | Eligibility | Criteria | Nomination informationSelection and presentation

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Description

The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor outstanding leaders in ACUI who have made significant contributions to the college union and student activities movement and whose accomplishments and careers are a credit to ACUI.

This award also spotlights the accomplishments of the Association and thereby increases the pride of the staff and students who work with the college union program on each campus. It presents to college communities around the world tangible evidence of the effectiveness of the programs of the college union.

In establishing this program, it is recognized that the award is given for outstanding achievement and that no compromises diminishing the significance of the award are to be made.

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Eligibility

The recipient must be a person who has participated in the college union and student activities movement as a professional for a minimum of ten years and who is active in the field at the time of nomination. A person may receive the Butts-Whiting Award only once.

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Criteria

The nominee must:

  • Have attained prominence through his or her efforts to develop the college union and student activities movement on a regional and international basis through his or her work within the Association and on campus.
  • Be a person of such integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability that the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of his or her college will take pride in and be inspired by this recognition.
  • Be a person eminently successful on campus, in the Association and in the community - with a record of accomplishment that is impressive to the college union and student activities movement.
  • By his or her deeds and actions reflect the importance of his or her position and pride in and loyalty to the college union and student activities movement.

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Nomination information

Please place nominations online by filling out the Butts-Whiting Award nomination form. Only one nomination is necessary for an individual nominee to be considered, and the identity of the nominator will not be disclosed to the selection committee. The committee may consider only people properly nominated. Nomination packet should include:

  • Name, title, and contact information for the person being nominated for the award
  • Supporting evidence of their fulfillment of all eligibility requirements and award criteria
  • Other information that would support the nomination of the person for the award, including present and past positions held in the college union and student activities field, service to ACUI (local, regional, and international), service to the nominee's own campus(es), service to other professional organizations (if applicable), community activity, and other qualifications or comments

Failure to provide all information requested in the nomination packet may result in only partial consideration of nominee.

The award submission deadline is Nov. 17, 2014.

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Selection and presentation

Applications will receive written or electronic notification confirming receipt or the nomination. The Butts-Whiting Award recipient is selected by a secret committee, chosen annually by the ACUI president. Not more than one award will be presented during any year. An award need not be made every year. The award will be presented at the ACUI annual conference. The winner will receive a bronze medallion bearing a dual portrait of Porter Butts and Edgar A. Whiting, along with the name of the recipient. 

The winner will be recognized at the annual conference.


1967

Porter Butts, University of Wisconsin
Edgar A. Whiting, Cornell University

1969

Chester A. Berry, Stanford University
Harold E. Pride, Iowa State University

1970

Max H. Andrews, Queens College
William E. Rion, University of Florida

1972

C. Shaw Smith, Davidson College

1973

George F. Stevens, Oregon State University

1974

Boris C. Bell, George Washington University

1975

Edwin O. Sigglekow, University of Minnesota

1976

Shirley Bird Perry, University of Texas–Austin

1977

Richard D. Blackburn, Indiana University–Bloomington

1978

William D. Scott, University of Houston

1979

Lyle S. Curtis, Brigham Young University

1980

Jack S. Sturgell, University of Delaware

1981

Gail B. Clay, University of Tennessee

1982

Ronald C. Barrett, San Jose State University

1983

Ernest L. Bebb Jr., University of Utah

1984

Phyllis P. Marshall, University of South Florida

1985

Earl Whitfield, California State University–Fresno

1986

John F. Ketter, University of Northern Iowa

1987

Adell McMillan, University of Oregon

1988

LeNorman Strong, George Washington University

1989

Dorothy Pijan, Case Western Reserve University

1990

Linda L. Eldred, Indiana State University

1991

Greer Dawson Wilson, University of Virginia

1992

William E. Brattain, Western Illinois University

1994

Joseph H. Benedict Jr., CUNY-Brooklyn College

1995

Winston Shindell, Indiana University–Bloomington

1996

Neil Gerard, Pomona College

1997

J. William Johnston, Northwestern University

1998

Gretchen Laatsch, University of Akron

1999

Shirley Plakidas, Louisiana State University

2000

Jay Boyar, Prince George’s Community College

2001

Susan Yung Maul, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

2002

Debra Hammond, California State University–Northridge

2003

Robert Schneeweiss, Central Connecticut State University

2004

Meg O’Sullivan, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

2005

Bernard Pitts, Kansas State University

2006

Matt Cameron, Santa Clara University

2007

Colette Berge, Pikes Peak Community College

2008

Donnchadh O'hAodha, National University of Ireland–Cork

2009

Bob Rodda, College of Wooster

2010

Sally Hammock, Georgia Institute of Technology

2011

Robert Rouzer, University of Illinois–Chicago 

2012

Don Luse, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

2013

Robert Mindrum, Purdue University

2014

Whit Hollis, University of Utah

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Updated Sept. 22, 2014