Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize
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.
Provost Ben Vinson III invites the university community to submit nominations for the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.
Nominations submitted by mid-February each year will be considered for award at commencement the following May. To make a submission, please complete and submit the Qualtrics form below and provide
- a letter of nomination (approximately two or three pages);
- the nominee’s CV or other biographical description; and
- the nominator’s name and contact information.
The recipient is selected on the recommendation of a committee consisting of previous awardees.
Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize award winners are acknowledged each year during Commencement. Learn more about the most recent winners by visiting the Commencement website.
|2020||Robert Savinell||Chemical Engineering|
|2018||Jane W. Kessler||Psychological Sciences|
|2015||Robert C. Elston||Medicine|
|2013||James Anderson||Medicine, Macromolecular Science, Biomedical Engineering|
|2011||John C. Angus||Engineering|
|2009||Hunter P. Peckham||Biomedical Engineering|
|2008||Arthur H. Heuer||Engineering|
|2007||Nathan A. Berger||Medicine|
|2006||Amasa Ford and John Kennell||Medicine|
|2004||May Louise Wykle||Nursing|
|2002||Herman D. Stein||Applied Social Sciences|
|1999||Arthur G. Steinberg||Biology|
|1997||David D. Van Tessel||History|
|1995||Ernest B. Yeager||Chemistry|
|1994||Frederick C. Robbins||Medicine|