Academic Awards

Committed to academic excellence, Hanover annually presents the following four awards to its top students and faculty:

Henry C. Long Citation for Scholarship and General Excellence

First presented in 1947, the Long Citation is given by the trustees of the College to the woman who best exemplifies scholarship, leadership, Christian interests and practices, world-mindedness, social skills and understanding, and the general quality of campus citizenship. The award is named for Henry C. Long, whose gift created the Long College for Women, which merged with Hanover College in 1978. See past winners.

John Finley Crowe Citation for Scholarship and General Excellence

The Crowe Citation is named to honor Hanover’s founder, John Finley Crowe. Created by the faculty in 1955, the award is given to the outstanding graduating senior man on the basis of excellence in areas of Christian character, scholarship, leadership and social responsibility. See past winners.

The Arthur and Ilene Baynham Outstanding Teaching Award

Established in 1969, the Baynham Award recipient is selected by a ballot of currently enrolled students and alumni from the past two graduating classes. To be eligible, a faculty member must be in at least the fourth year of teaching at the college. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a cash prize. See past winners.

The Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity

Named for the late professor of biology, the Karns Award was established in 2011 and is presented to a member of the faculty in recognition of sustained scholarly or creative achievement. The winner receives a bronze medallion and a cash prize. See past winners.