Office of the President

Derryberry Award

This award was established in honor of the late Dr. Everett Derryberry who retired in 1974 after 34 years as president of the university.

This prestigious award is presented in accordance with the following guidelines:

A plaque and cash award are presented annually to a graduating senior who has exhibited scholastic attainment arising out of moral and intellectual integrity; successful campus activity where participation indicates a commitment to good citizenship, interest in one’s fellow person, and instincts for leadership; and physical vigor as shown by fondness for and success in sports – all of which demonstrate potential for future service and effective leadership in American society.

Undergraduate students who graduated in December 2019 and those who are scheduled to graduate in May or August 2020 are eligible for nomination for the 2020 Derryberry Award.

The Derryberry Award committee will review all nominations, interview finalists, and select the 2020 recipient.

Please complete the online nomination form by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Required documents include a nomination letter from a Tech faculty member and a detailed listing of the student's accomplishments, both of which must be uploaded at the time of submission.


If there are any questions, please contact Allen Mullis, Executive Director for Student Success, at

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