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Educators Hall of Honor

The Educators Hall of Honor praises professionals who already have established themselves in the field of education and helps students who one day will follow in their footsteps. The hall is open to any professional in the United States, and members have come from throughout Tennessee and the nation. Those honored have been teachers from elementary school to the college ranks.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2025 Class of the Educators Hall of Honor. All nominees must have the following submitted before January 31, 2025:

(All nominations will be reviewed and approved by the Educators Hall of Honor Selection Committee)

The Educators Hall of Honor is more than just a way to honor a favorite teacher, coach, or administrator.  It’s also a financial aid program in which worthy students are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship which is generated from the Educators Hall of Honor Endowment. Each tax-deductible nomination fee or contribution to this endowment increases the impact on the academic journey of our students.

Through the Educators Hall of Honor, individuals can simultaneously honor their favorite educators and make a tax-deductible contribution to the Scholarship Endowment Fund. Plaques in the Educators Hall of Honor are engraved with the names of teachers and other educators who have had a profound impact on the lives of students and their professional colleagues. The plaques line the hall of Claxton Complex, beginning at the dean’s suite and continuing down the hall toward Bailey Education Complex and in the hallway on the next floor.

Candidates may be nominated in three different categories:

  • An individual educator (at any level) or a person working in an education-related profession who has made or is making an outstanding contribution to the field
  • An individual who is not considered an educator, but who is making or has made a highly significant impact on the field of education
  • group, organization, or school that is making or has made a significant impact on student learning or success or that has made a highly unusual contribution to scholarship funds for deserving or at-risk students.

*NOTE-Due to the Covid Pandemic, this event was not held during 2020 and 2021.