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Alumni Awards


Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Nomination Information
The DePauw University Alumni Association Board of Directors invites alumni to submit nominations for distinguished alumni achievement awards.

What are the award categories?
Old Gold Goblet
Eminence in life’s work and service to alma mater

Young Alumnus/a Award
An alumnus or alumna under the age of forty (40), who has demonstrated leadership in career and civic associations and has shown strong loyalty to DePauw University

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards
Creative and Performing Arts - Recognizing achievement in the fields of music, performance, fine arts and writing
Citizenship and Voluntary Service - Recognizing accomplishment in public service and volunteer leadership
Management and Entrepreneurship* - Recognizing success and career leadership in business
Media** - Recognizing outstanding work in print, broadcast or electronic media and journalism
Professional Achievement - Recognizing success and performance in clergy, law, education and the military
Science and Technology - Recognizing success and achievement in the fields of science and technology.

*Given in conjunction with McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship
**Given in conjunction with Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media Wall of Fame

How are nominees selected?
The Alumni Office staff collects nominations from alumni throughout the year with a deadline of June 30th. The DePauw Development and Alumni Relations Research Office supplements these nominations with information on file with the University. In the fall, the Nominating Committee of the Alumni Board of Directors meets to review nominations then selects award recipients that following winter. Recipients are approved by the entire Alumni Board of Directors during the spring meeting. Award winners are notified of their award, and are invited to a celebration Awards Dinner during Old Gold Weekend.

How long is a nomination effective?
Nominees remain on the nomination list for three years. If after three years, the nominee has not been selected for an award, he/she may be re-nominated for another three year period.

What is the nomination process?

Nominations may be submitted to:
Steve Setchell '96, Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement
DePauw University
PO Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135
Fax: 765-658-4041
Email:  ssetchell@depauw.edu

In the communication, indicate for which award you are nominating the alumnus/a. In addition, when nominating an individual, include the Nominee's full name, class year, complete address, and all business/professional information. A brief explanation of the qualifications of this nominee for a distinguished alumni achievement award is necessary. Use your own words to list relevant accomplishments or other recognition. In the nomination we ask that you provide your own name and a daytime phone number.

For a list of past winners, click here.