Hovorka Prize

Dorothy Humel Hovorka

Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize

About

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.

Established in 1994 by the late Mrs. Hovorka, a leader in the arts and community affairs and an honorary member of the university’s Board of Trustees, the award honors the late Frank Hovorka, who was, for many years, a distinguished member of the faculty in the Department of Chemistry.

The provost circulates a call to the university community annually for nominations consisting of a two-to three-page letter and the nominee’s CV or other biographical description.  A panel of previous awardees reviews nominations during the spring semester to select the recipient for the award to be presented at commencement.

2021 Call for Nominations

Provost Ben Vinson III invites the university community to submit nominations for the 2021 Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

The recipient is selected on the recommendation of a committee consisting of previous awardees. A letter of nomination (approximately two or three pages), the nominee’s CV or other biographical description, as well as the nominator’s name and contact information must be submitted by March 15, via email to academicaffairs@case.edu for consideration for award at commencement this May.

Download a Nomination Form