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Award Nomination Information

Do you have a DePauw friend or classmate that you think is deserving of special recognition from the University? We invite all alumni to submit nominations for our annual awards.

The Office of Alumni Engagement staff collects nominations from alumni throughout the year with a deadline of June 30th. The DePauw Development and Alumni Engagement 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 all submitted nominations then narrows the field to three finalists for each award category. The finalists are presented to the Alumni Association Board of Directors during the spring meeting, where the members vote on the award winners for each category. Following the selection of the winners, each winner is notified of their award and invited to a special award dinner.

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.

Nomination Process

You can nominate a fellow alumna/alumnus for an award by completing a simple online form. This form will ask you to indicate for which award you are nominating the alumnus/alumna. 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.

Nominations must be received by September 1.