Nancy Welch Award

Former Nancy Welch award winners.

UB Professor Claude Welch established the Nancy Welch Award to honor his late wife Nancy.

The Nancy Welch Award, given annually in honor of the former residential coordinator of Rachel Carson College, is presented to residential students who have made significant contributions to the university community during the current academic year.

Award Postponed

The Nancy Welch Award will not be awarded in 2021. We look forward to reviewing nominations and celebrating with winners in 2022.

Who Was Nancy Welch?

Nancy Welch, a former member of the UB community, worked hard to bring a sense of citizenship to this campus. During her short time at UB, she accomplished a great deal and had a lasting impression on those who knew her.


The following award selection criteria will be used:

  • The quality of the program or project developed, implemented or supported by the nominee
  • The quality of the nominee's contribution to the program or project
  • The degree and quality of participation by others in the program and project initiated or supported by the nominee
  • The quality of the learning experience enjoyed by the nominee in the course of the development, implementation or support of the program or project


First, second and third place winners will receive a cash award and a plaque noting substantial contributions to the university. The award ceremony will be Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Make a Nomination

Any member of the university community can make a nomination. A complete application must be submitted for each nominee. Nominees must be undergraduate students currently living in the residence halls on the North or South Campus or in North Campus apartment complexes. Please note that positive outcomes from nominee volunteerism and creativity will carry more weight in the selection process than positive outcomes from paid job experiences.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations will be accepted again in 2022. Please check back for more details.