Liberal Education Advancement Fund


The L. Jackson Newell Liberal Education Advancement Fund provides awards to Honors faculty and staff to promote the spirit and practice of liberal education in teaching and advising. Initially established with Jack’s gift of his 2016 Sweet Candy Distinguished Professorship award, this modest fund is distributed at the dean’s discretion. Awards are given for qualifying activities such as professional conferences, books, and reading groups. Advancing the cause of liberal education and enhancing the effectiveness of our Honors faculty and staff, the L. Jackson Newell Liberal Education Advancement Fund aims to inspire creativity in opening the minds and bolstering the courage of Honors College students.


To Apply

Faculty and staff may email Dean Sylvia Torti ( with a proposal that includes a need/reason, cost, and expected benefit to The Honors College.