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Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence Awards

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Started in 2016, the “Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence” (HOPE) awards are presented by Campus Housing to recognize faculty who have made a lasting impact on the lives of Campus Housing residents. Campus Housing solicits the nominations, and invites the nominating residents to join their nominees, along with department heads and other students, faculty, and staff to a reception. The texts of all nominations are placed around the room for attendees to read as they mingle and enjoy light refreshments. At the formal ceremony, nominees receive a lapel pin and a certificate and have the chance to have a photo taken together with their nominator.

On March 29, 2023, Campus Housing hosted its 7th annual HOPE Reception on the East Terrace of Student Center East. Twenty-Four faculty members were recognized in more than seventeen different departments across the campus. The reception was attended by more than one hundred people which comprised student nominators and their faculty nominees, nominees’ guests and department heads, and Campus Housing staff.

The 2024 HOPE Reception will take place on April 2, 2024 and nominations are now open until March 3, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Nominate a Faculty Member for 2024 HOPE Award!

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Dr. [Thomas] Park not only takes the time to make sure his students thrive as students, he also takes the time to make sure his students thrive in all aspects of life. I personally have had a lot of one-on-one contact with Dr. Park and he has been an amazing mentor to me. He offers any knowledge he has or when opportunity arises, he is the first to forward that information to me so I am capable of using the opportunities to better my future. With any question I have regarding science, UIC, or simple life questions, Dr. Park is a fantastic person to lean on.

Cleena Remmers  |  Resident

He [Patrick Troy] understood where I was coming from on a student level and expressed empathy toward the stress of school. He offered to help me with my advising. Professor Troy also made learning interesting and relevant. I took CS 111 with Troy and I’ve used material from his class to complete code in ECE 115 and CS 141.

Joseph Torres  |  Resident

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