College of Liberal Arts


Please nominate distinguished alumni, faculty members, and friends of the College of Liberal Arts for the Pro Bene Meritis award. New this year, the College of Liberal Arts will also recognize a young alumnus/a who has been successful in his or her field and who has demonstrated interest and loyalty to the College of Liberal Arts.

NOTE: The Nomination Period is now closed.

Criteria and Procedures

To nominate someone, please review the criteria and then complete the form.

  1. Nominees should be persons who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen business, profession or life's work or in their service to society. See a list of past recipients.
  2. Nominees should be committed to the liberal arts, having made outstanding contributions by their scholarship, philanthropy or service to the College.
  3. Winners must be persons willing to participate in the award ceremony and in future activities with the College of Liberal Arts.
  4. Nominations of two or more people for a single award are accepted; however, the selection committee may choose to present an award to only one of the nominees.
  5. Members of the Pro Bene Meritis Award Selection Committee are not eligible for the award.
  6. Nominations will be kept on file for five years and an award may be presented at any time within that period.
  7. Posthumous nominations are accepted. In such cases, please provide a contact person and indicate that person's relationship to the deceased.
  8. Those nominated for the young alumnus/a award should have received a degree from the College of Liberal Arts and be under the age of 45 by September 30, 2016.


Submit your nomination online or download the form and mail, fax, or email it to:

Molly Thompson
College of Liberal Arts
116 Inner Campus Drive, GEB 4.308, Stop G6300 Austin, TX 78712