The annual William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award recognizes an individual who has made out- standing recent achievements in research or creativity. The award is named in honor of William T. Hagan, Ph.D., an eminent scholar specializing in the history of the American Indian. Arriving in 1965 and retiring in 1988, he served as history department chairperson and as acting vice president for Academic Affairs. He was awarded a SUNY Distinguished Professorship at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Hagan is honored for his widely-recognized distinguished scholarship, and for personifying for Fredonia's faculty scholarly activity and, in his person, high professional and humane values.He wrote, among others:
The award was initiated in 1987 to recognize outstanding professional achievement by a teaching faculty member in research, scholarship, or artistic performance. Only faculty members below the rank of Full Professor are eligible to apply for the Hagan Award. There is, however, no age limit for this award. The award is accompanied by an increase of $500 to the recipients base salary.
The recipient of the Hagan Award receives recognition at the Kasling Memorial Lecture held in October.
All nominating letters, including self-nominating letters, should include a curriculum vita, as well as an explanation of the scholarly and/or artistic achievements of the nominee. Nominees or their nominators should submit supporting documents, which should include (internal and/or external) letters of recommendation, examples of published work, or materials detailing artistic achievements. Letters of recommendation that describe the significance of the nominees professional accomplishments are extremely helpful. These may be written by a departmental colleague or other persons in the profession familiar with the nominees work and its significance. (Please Note: It is not required that the department chair be one of the letter writers, and no extra significance will be conferred upon letters written by chairs.)
Nominations, self-nominations, and all supporting materials should reach the Kasling Committee, c/o Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The deadline varies, but it is usually in March every year.