Student Affairs

The Derryberry Award

2017 Derryberry Award

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.

Individuals who graduated in December 2016 and those who are scheduled to graduate in May or August 2017 are eligible for nomination for the 2017 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.

A template for students to use as a guide when completing the nomination form can be found below.

An ad hoc committee will review all nominations, interview finalists, and select the 2017 recipient.

Please complete the online nomination form by Friday, March 17, 2017.

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

If there are any questions, please contact Dr. Melissa Irvin, Assistant Vice-President for Student Success at