Army-Baylor Program Director’s Chair Award
The program director selects one didactic year student annually who has demonstrated the most potential for future success in the federal health sector. The award recipient receives a coveted director’s chair that is engraved with the Baylor University seal and personalized with their name. This award has been made possible by Brigadier General (retired) Donald B. Wagner, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Air Force. Donald Wagner earned a B.S. degree in physical therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1952 and an M.H.A. degree from the Army-Baylor University program in 1960. Mr. Wagner and his wife have four children: Kimberly, David, Susan and John.
J. Dewey Lutes Peer Research Award
The Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health & Business Administration has informally established the J. Dewey Lutes Peer Research Award, recognizing excellence in student research. The award was established in 1987 and named after J. Dewey Lutes, FACHA, the primary founder and the first Director-General of the ACHA (now ACHE) from 1933 to 1937.
Michael S. Franz Alumni Award
This award is presented to the student whom the faculty deems has best demonstrated academic proficiency, leadership, and participation in class and community activities. This award is presented at the Closing Ceremony at the conclusion of the didactic phase.
Peter T. Shaul Peer Award
This award is presented by the class to the class member(s) who, in the opinion of the class, has done the most to contribute to the overall welfare of the class during the didactic curriculum. This award is presented at the Closing Ceremony at the conclusion of the didactic phase.
Boone Powell Award for Excellence in Student Research
This award is presented annually to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has compiled the most outstanding graduate management portfolio developed during the residency year. The award was initiated by Mr. Boone Powell, a scholar, long-time friend and faculty member of the Program, and is continued by the Army-Baylor University Alumni Club.
COL Richard Harder Award
This award is presented to the student who submits the top Best Practice from the residency year, as voted on by faculty. The award is named for former program director of the Army Baylor program, COL Richard Harder. COL Harder’s efforts to continually develop the Army Baylor program are in keeping with the nature of this award - focused on the long term improvement of the military healthcare system. The recipient of this award will be asked to present at a national forum to be determined.