Noel Studio Consultant Awards

Noel Studio Consultant Awards honor the student work taking place through our programs in support of the development of informed critical and creative thinkers who communicate effectively. Members of the Noel Studio Consultant Awards Selection Committee represent longstanding partnerships with EKU Libraries, the Department of English, and the Department of Communication, as well as the FC&TL’s Faculty Innovators and faculty partners from across the disciplines. Members of the Noel Studio administrative staff are not eligible to serve on the Selection Committee.

About the Awards 

The Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Award for Excellence in Service to Noel Studio Success celebrates student staff who demonstrate a commitment to student success through supporting, developing, and/or implementing Noel Studio events, services, resources, and/or exemplary public service, and is awarded in honor of the continuing support and generosity of Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel.

The Cooper-Robinson Award for Leadership celebrates student staff who provide exemplary leadership to Noel Studio peers and students, staff, faculty, and non-EKU visitors in the Noel Studio, and is awarded in honor of the leadership and vision of Carrie L. Cooper and Dr. Sherry Robinson.

The Lee Stokes Award for Commitment to Student Success through Excellence in Consulting celebrates graduate and undergraduate Consultants and Course-Embedded Consultants who excel in working one-on-one with students, mentoring junior consultants, and integrating studio pedagogy into their academic work, and is awarded in honor of the dedication and leadership of former Noel Studio consultant Lee Stokes.

Dr. Janna Vice Award for Student Scholarship celebrates student staff who exemplify a commitment to advancing academic excellence at EKU through scholarly and creative endeavors, and is awarded in honor of the support and vision of former EKU Provost Dr. Janna Vice. 

Noel Scholars

The Noel Scholars program provides undergraduate and graduate student employees working within the Noel Studio programs the opportunity to apply for travel funding to present research related to Noel Studio pedagogy at regional and national conferences. To apply for this award, Consultants must be accepted for a conference presentation (or the equivalent) related to Noel Studio pedagogy and/or the enhancement of teaching and learning in the space. Noel Studio student employees may apply prior to receiving official confirmation of acceptance; however, applicants with accepted proposals will given priority. Proof of acceptance is required for full consideration and for final disbursement of funding.