Nominations and Selection

Nomination process for Finkbine Medallion


Alumni nominations are solicited from the University community beginning in late-November and are due mid-January.


The faculty nomination process is facilitated in cooperation with a faculty member in the college who serves as an advisor for this process. At least three faculty nominations must be forwarded to the Finkbine Dinner Committee for consideration. For faculty nominations, colleges rotate* each year with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences every four years because of the large number of faculty in that college.

*College rotation

CLAS, Education, Engineering, Law, CLAS, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, CLAS, Pharmacy, Business, Dentistry, Graduate, CLAS


Nominations for staff recipient are solicited from the campus community in January/February and are due mid-March. The award will rotate each year between staff in the merit, professional, and scientific classifications.


Student nominations are solicited from each collegiate dean and recognized student organizations in January/February and are due mid-March. Deans and recognized student organizations may nominate two undergraduates and two graduate/professional students for consideration.

Selection process

Each year the Finkbine Dinner Committee (composed of students, staff, faculty, and an alumnus) select the recipients of the Hancher-Finkbine Medallions. Student and faculty recipients are informed of their selection by the Finkbine Dinner Committee and publicly announced at the Finkbine Dinner for representative student leaders held each April/May in the Iowa Memorial Union. The alumni recipient is informed by the University President in January/February of each year prior to the dinner.

2020 Hancher-Finkbine Medallion Nominations 

Please review the criteria, download the form, and follow the included instructions. Write to if you have questions or need help.

Nomination criteria

Submit your nomination here:

  • 2020 Alumni Nomination Form
  • 2020 Student Nomination - Currently Closed
  • 2020 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Nomination - Currently Closed
  • 2020 Staff (P&S) Nomination - Deadline: Currently Closed
  • 2020 Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award - Deadline: Currently Closed

Additional Nomination Forms


Related Navigation