Robert “Archie” Archuleta UEA Human & Civil Rights Award

About the Award

The UEA Robert “Archie” Archuleta Human and Civil Rights award, named in honor of Utah civil rights legend Archie Archuleta, is presented annually in conjunction with the Excellence in Teaching Awards at the Superstars in Education Banquet in spring 2021. The award is presented to an individual who has engaged in human and civil rights activities that have benefited education and had community-wide impact. The honoree will also receive a monetary award equal to an Excellence in Teaching Award recipient ($1,500 for 2021).

Selection Criteria and Process:

  • The nominee may be an educator or non-educator working in the area of human and civil rights.
  • The nominee must have provided outstanding service to education in the area of human and civil rights and engaged in human and civil rights activities that have had a community-wide impact.
  • The nominee must be a UEA member if eligible for membership.

The award nominees are carefully considered by the UEA Board of Directors. A winner is chosen and announced around April. The awards are presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet, typically held in May.


Nominations for the 2021 UEA Human and Civil Rights award closed on March 1, 2021. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

We encourage, support and celebrate nominations that reflect the diversity of Utah’s educators and communities.

If you have questions, please contact:
Heather Shepherd, 801-417-0226,


Previous Winners

In 2020, Salt Lake City School District teacher Chelsie Acosta was awarded the UEA Human and Civil Rights Award.
(Please note, due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 banquet was cancelled. 2020 award winners will be invited to the 2021 banquet to celebrate their awards.)