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DePauw alumni are making an impact in everything they do, both in their careers and in their communities. The Alumni Association recognizes our outstanding alumni for their professional accomplishments, athletic achievements, and engagement with the University.

Annual Alumni Awards

Old Gold Goblet

Given each year, this award recognizes eminence in life’s work and service to DePauw University.

Young Alumnus/a Award

This award is given to an alumnus or alumna under the age of forty 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 - Recognizes achievement in the fields of music, performance, fine arts and writing.
  • Citizenship and Voluntary Service - Recognizes accomplishment in public service and volunteer leadership.
  • Management and Entrepreneurship - Recognizes success and career leadership in business. This award is given in conjunction with McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Media - Recognizes outstanding work in print, broadcast or electronic media and journalism. This award is given in conjunction with Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media Wall of Fame.
  • Professional Achievement - Recognizes success and performance in clergy, law, education and the military.
  • Science and Technology - Recognizes success and achievement in the fields of science and technology.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame gives lasting recognition to individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of DePauw University in the field of athletics and who have continued to demonstrate in their lives the values imparted by intercollegiate athletics. The Hall of Fame also promotes more interest in the DePauw University athletic program among alumni and to highlight the performance of past athletes who have contributed to DePauw University's outstanding reputation.

Past Award Recipients

For a list of past winners of the Old Gold Goblet, Young Alumni Award, and Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, click here.

For a list of past Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, please click here.

Nominate a Classmate or Friend

To nominate an alumnus/alumna to receive the Old Gold Goblet or Young Alumni Award, please complete this online form.

To nominate an alumnus/alumna for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame, please complete this online form