Friends of FACET

FACET’s supporters include many non-teachers who aren’t eligible for FACET membership.

This award recognizes these friends of FACET who have been true advocates for teaching excellence.

The inaugural Friends of FACET Award, presented in 2011, honored Harvey Bender—the husband of FACET’s co-founder and first director, Eileen Bender—and former IU trustee P.A. Mack.

Nomination and Selection

FACET members can nominate someone for the Friends of FACET Award by submitting a letter of recommendation to their campus liaison. If the liaison supports the nomination, he or she will write asecond letter, gather any necessary additional information, and submit all nomination materials to the FACET director.

The director and FACET’s statewide steering committee select the award recipients.

Past Recipients


Larry Richards


Harvey Bender

P.A. Mack