Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Harris Faculty Award Program

The VIFC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 VFIC - Harris Awards Program. These faculty awards provide our member schools with the opportunity to nominate an outstanding faculty member for each of the following programs:

  • H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • H. Hiter Harris III Rising Star
  • H. Hiter Harris III Excellence in Instructional Technology

Each program carries a $2,500 award. Nominations this year are only being accepted electronically and should be sent in a pdf or WORD document file to Sharon Pierce at, and are due no later than August 15, 2019.

The 2019 awards will be presented at a luncheon recognition ceremony in Richmond on November 7, 2019. We ask all nominees to set aside this day in order to attend the luncheon, if they are chosen for the awards.

Submissions from previous years are welcome, if they are updated with recent information.

2019 Harris Awards Application 

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