Underkofler and Kang Awards


The most prestigious of Beloit College’s faculty and staff annual awards.

Now Accepting Nominations 

Students are encouraged to nominate an excellent professor and an advisor/mentor for these two awards.

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Voting for the Kang Prize finalist is open through March 28, 2022.

Students are encouraged to vote for the finalist they believe has demonstrated the greatest excellence in advising and mentoring.

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The winner of the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2022 Is Professor Ron Watson. The winners of the Phee Boon Kang Prize for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring are Professor Greg Buchanan and Mr. Daryl Saladar. Congratulations to these outstanding faculty and staff members!

Underkofler Excellence In Undergraduate Teaching Award

The James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award is Beloit College’s highest teaching honor.

The Underkofler Award is sponsored by Alliant Energy and named for the company’s longtime CEO. The award was established in 1995 in appreciation of Mr. Underkofler’s long and distinguished service with Alliant Energy and in tribute to his deep respect for undergraduate teaching.

Phee Boon Kang Prize for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring

The Phee Boon Kang Prize for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring recognizes and honors a faculty or staff member for their excellent advising and mentoring activities. This award is Beloit College’s highest award for advising and mentoring.

The Kang Prize is supported by Phee Boon Kang, a 1973 graduate of Beloit College.

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