Published: Feb. 7, 2019

Do you have a favorite CU Boulder faculty member? Is there a staff member who has gone above and beyond to help you succeed? Nominate that person to be honored with a Marinus Smith Award.

The Marinus Smith Awards let students show appreciation for the faculty and staff who have positively influenced their experience at CU Boulder. Here are just a couple of words from the nominations of past award recipients:

Did you know?

The Marinus Smith Award is named after one of Boulder’s pioneer settlers. He not only led the way with a $1,000 donation toward the creation of the university in Boulder but also donated 25 acres for the university, including Norlin Quadrangle.

Although I have only been at student at CU for about a year and a half, the impact that Dr. Nancy Guild has had on me and my education is immeasurable. Dr. Guild is, without a doubt, one of the most knowledgeable, involved and dedicated teachers I have had in my entire life.” –Kyla, CU student

I've been meaning to nominate Everett [Piper] for years now but haven't. Years later—I still see him going well above and beyond expectations to help students. Everett is probably the best math instructor in the entire state of Colorado, by far the best at CU. He regularly is finding new ways to engage his students, on top of making himself available to his students on evenings and weekends—he really does what is needed to get his students, and other students, to learn. He is that passionate about getting students interested in mathematics.” –Olivia, CU student

Faculty and staff are instrumental in shaping the lives of students and graduate students, and each year we honor those who have made a positive impact with the Marinus Smith Awards. Award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony on April 18. Nominators are also encouraged to attend.

Nominate a professor, mentor or supporter for the Marinus Smith Award by Friday, March 15.