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Alumni Association Awards - Nomination Information
The Wright State University Alumni Association recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni on an annual basis at an awards and reception presentation. These outstanding individuals are recognized for achieving numerous accomplishments in their chosen fields. In addition to possessing high standards of integrity and character, they have also given their time and talent to benefit the Alumni Association.
Award winners are celebrated at Homecoming every fall. Nominations are accepted throughout the year!
To nominate a candidate for an Alumni Association award, please complete the following form online nomination form.
This program enhances the image of Wright State University and the Alumni Association by displaying achievement. Alumni involvement is through nomination and a committee selection process.
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to Wright State graduates who have distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to the community in which they reside, and service to Wright State University. Nominees should demonstrate a positive impact on a local, state, or national/international level and be of high integrity and character. The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is intended to recognize both longevity and consistency of accomplishment over one's professional lifetime and might not be awarded every year.
Alumnus/a of the Year Award
The Alumnus/a of the Year Award is presented to Wright State graduates who have attained a significant level of achievement in their chosen field. Nominees should demonstrate a positive impact on a local, state, or national/international level and be of high integrity and character. The achievement(s) do not need to be publicly renowned. Nominees extend their commitment to quality, knowledge and dedication to Wright State University.
Honorary Alumnus/a Award
The Honorary Alumnus/a Award recognizes and honors those individuals who, though not graduates of Wright State University, have demonstrated outstanding interest, commitment and service to the university. Recipients embody the notion that friends of Wright State, in addition to Wright State alumni, can play an important and vital role in the enhancement of the institution.
Graduate of the Last Decade Award
The Graduate of the Last Decade Award (formerly the Recent Graduate Award) recognizes the accomplishments of Wright State undergraduate alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years. These alumni have quickly excelled in the various aspects of life by demonstrating outstanding accomplishments in their professional careers; impressive volunteer service; and/or noteworthy involvement in professional and service organizations.
Volunteer Service Award
The Volunteer Service Award is intended to recognize service to Wright State University only and will not consider volunteer service to other organizations in the nominee's home community. Similarly, Wright State employees or those alumni with business relationships to the university are not eligible on the basis of their employment duties or their business services. These awards recognize volunteer service to the university or any of its alumni organizations including especially active participation in alumni or university affairs, faithful and continued effort in maintaining network, society or other alumni organizations. Finanacial contributions are specifically excluded from consideration for this award, although volunteer service soliciting contributions or service on the Foundation board of Wright State is considered.
Alumni Society Award of Excellence
The Alumni Society Award of Excellence is presented to Wright State graduates who participate as an officer, committee member, or support by attending events in a Wright State Alumni Association chartered alumni society. The nominee should render outstanding voluntary service to alumni in their area of special interest and exhibit faithful and continued effort in maintaining the society in which they participate.
Alumni Network Award of Excellence
The Alumni Network Award of Excellence is presented to Wright State graduates who participate as an officer, committee member, or support by attending events in a Wright State Alumni Association chartered alumni network. The nominee should render outstanding voluntary service to alumni in their local region and exhibit faithful and continued effort in maintaining the network in which they participate.