Penn State announces 2021 University-wide faculty and staff awards

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Every spring, Penn State announces its University-wide awards for faculty and staff to honor excellence. This year's ceremony will include a special award for all Penn State faculty members during a year in which they pivoted to online learning.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the University's faculty and staff who go above and beyond. 

This year's Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony will be livestreamed at 4 p.m. Monday, April 26. 

This year's 2021 faculty and staff awards include:

New this year: 

Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Awards

Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards

Faculty Scholar Medals

Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

For additional information on these University-wide awards, go to