In honor of Bud May's achievements at Eastern Illinois University during his 25 year tenure as the Director of Grants and Research (1978 - 2003), the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Grants and Research), has established the Edwin L. "Bud" May Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Grants.  The Award will be given each year to a member of the university community who has demonstrated extraordinary success in securing external support for research, public service, or creative activity.  All members of the university community who wish to honor Bud are encouraged to make a donation toward the award.  Your contribution should be made to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation for the May Award.  Please forward all contributions to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs or directly to the University Foundation.

Bud May Award Recipients

2015 - Tamera Duzan and Misty Baker, Child Care Resource and Referral

2014 - Peter Ping Liu, School of Technology

2013 - Robert Colombo, Biological Sciences

2012 - Gary Reed, Christine Childress, Stephen Shrake, Ryan Siegel, and Chad Weber, Facilities Planning and Management

2011 - Maggie Burkhead, TRiO and Mona Davenport, Minority Affairs

2010 - Scott Meiners, Biological Sciences

2009 - Britto Nathan, Biological Sciences

2008 - Vincent Gutowski, Geology/Geography

2007 - Daniel Crews, College of Arts and Humanities

2006 - Michael Strader, Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program

2005 - Marylin Lisowski, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education

2004 - Barbara Lawrence and Ellen Keiter, Chemistry