Awards & Recognition

Tassel lying over an awards medal.

Case Western Reserve University faculty members excel as scholars and researchers in their fields, and many have received significant recognition for their research, scholarship, and professional leadership. Learn more about Faculty Honors and Awards.

The Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize is awarded to an active or emeritus member of the Case Western Reserve University faculty in recognition of exceptional achievements in teaching, research, and scholarly service that have benefited the community, the nation, and the world. 

Case Western Reserve University invites nominations for Honorary Degrees by which the university can recognize persons who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of "excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts."The CWRU Honorary Degree Committee meets in the fall semester to review nominations received prior to mid-September.  A call for nominations is circulated to the university community in late summer.