At the end of each spring semester during our annual picnic, the OWLs present awards to people who are exemplary in their support and example for all OWLs members. This year we ask you to submit nomination forms for the various categories by April 2, 2012.
The Best OWL Professor Award goes to someone who has demonstrated interest in and concern for adult learners that goes beyond the norm. All nominees receive a certificate of nomination and a letter is sent to their department chairs. The winner also receives an OWL trophy as a permanent reminder of the award.
Other awards go to those who are supportive of adult learners in other ways such as The Best OWL Spouse, The Best OWL Son or Daughter, The Best OWL Family, and The Best OWL Friend. If you would like to honor some other category, you may create your own OWL Award by selecting Other on the form and specifying the nature of the award you would like to present.
A final group of awards are for adult learners themselves who demonstrate extraordinary abilities to live their lives while doing college work.
The Best Juggling OWL Award goes to the student who is juggling the most - job, family, school, community activities, etc, - and still able to keep a minimum 2.7 GPA!
The Best OWL Volunteer Award goes to the person who serves others in the community or at MTSU while still maintaining a job, family, and college presence.