Hancher-Finkbine Medallion Nomination and Selection

Nomination process

Alumni nominations are solicited from the University community and through the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Each spring, student nominations are solicited from each collegiate dean and recognized student organizations. Deans and recognized student organizations may nominate two undergraduates and two graduate/professional students for consideration. The faculty nomination process is determined by the collegiate student organization in cooperation with a faculty member in the college who serves as advisor for this process. At least three 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. Nominations for staff recipient are solicited from the campus community. The award will rotate each year between staff in the merit and professional and scientific classifications.

Selection process

Each year the Finkbine Dinner Committee composed of students, staff and faculty and an alumnus select the recipients of the Hancher-Finkbine Medallions. Student and faculty recipients are informed of their selection by the collegiate dean 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.

2018 Hancher-Finkbine Medallion nominations 

Please review the criteria, download the form, and follow the included instructions. Write to vp-student-life@uiowa.edu if you have questions or need help.

Nomination criteria

Nomination forms

  • 2018 Alumni Nomination Form -  Closed for 2018
  • 2018 Student Organization Student Nomination Form - Closed for 2018
  • 2018 Collegiate Dean Student Nomination Form -  Closed for 2018
  • 2018 College of Nursing Faculty Nomination Form - Closed for 2018
  • 2018 Staff (Merit) Nomination Form - Closed for 2018