Graduate School Accepting Boka Hadzija Award Nominations

Deadline extended until Feb 14th

The Boka W. Hadzija Award for

Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student




The Award 

In honor of her students, Dr. Boka Hadzija, a professor of pharmacy, established the Boka Hadzija Award in 2000.  This award recognizes a graduate or professional student who has been judged the most outstanding in character, scholarship, leadership and service to the University.  The recipient will be recognized with a cash award and plaque at the Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on April 24, 2014.  This award will also be recognized at the Chancellor’s Award Ceremony on April 22, 2014. 


Eligibility is extended to any graduate or professional degree-seeking student who is enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year.  


The Graduate School is now accepting nominations for the Boka Hadzija Award (  Nominations are welcomed from any faculty, staff, or student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Nominations are due by 5 p.m. February 7, 2014. Deadline extended until February 14, 2014. 

Selection Committee

The selection committee for this award is comprised of graduate and professional students, faculty and an administrator.  The decision by the selection committee is final. 

Dr. Boka W. Hadzija

Dr. Boka Hadzija, who died in 2013, was known and admired throughout campus as an award-winning teacher and mentor, having earned the 2005 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Award and no fewer than 39 awards from the School of Pharmacy and University.  She exemplified excellence in scholarship, leadership and service to Carolina.  In recognition of her numerous contributions, that have advanced the University, she was inducted into the Order of the Grail-Valkyries, Order of the Golden Fleece and Order of the Old Well.  She has been recognized by students and peers as an inspirational mentor, a generous donor in support of students and an outstanding leader.  Dr. Hadzija always demonstrated tremendous strength of character and a deep commitment to serving her students.  Dr. Hadzija established this award to express her deep appreciation for the outstanding graduate and professional students with whom she had worked and to demonstrate her strong commitment to graduate and professional education.


For more information please contact           Dr. Leslie Lerea
                                                                       Associate Dean 
                                                                       (919) 962-6329