LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT
The selection committee aims to honor a broad range of qualified candidates with Distinguished Alumni Awards through nominations in these categories that meet the following guidelines:
The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for distinguished human service to their community, state, or nation.
The Distinguished Alumni Service Award is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students for specific and meritorious service to their university, community, state, or nation.
The Distinguished Alumni Hickerson Recognition Award is granted to graduates or former students for outstanding contributions to the University of Iowa. This award is named in honor of the late Loren Hickerson (40BA) the University of Iowa's first full-time alumni director and an ardent champion of Iowa.
The Distinguished Young Alumni Award is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students, age 40 or younger at time of nomination, for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for service to the university.
The Distinguished Alumni Friend of the University Award is granted to individuals who are not alumni of the university in recognition of specific and meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university.
The Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award is granted to retired or former UI faculty/staff in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university.
Graduates, former students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Iowa may make nominations. Nominators should submit the following: a letter that states the category of nomination and establishes the candidate's qualifications with clear and concise detail; the nominee's vita or professional résumé, including a current address; at least three supporting letters of nomination from other individuals; and any additional information that would further substantiate the nomination.
EXCLUSION FROM ELIGIBILITY
Current members of the board of directors, Alumni Leadership Council, University of Iowa Center for Advancement staff, and university faculty and staff are not eligible to receive alumni awards. The Alumni Awards Committee reserves the right to reassign categories of nomination if deemed applicable.
Nominations for the 2018 awards may be submitted at any time, but should be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2018.
DIRECT NOMINATIONS TO:
The University of Center for Advancement
Distinguished Alumni Awards
One West Park Road
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550
For more information, email Kerry Jones or call (319) 467-3580 or (800) 648-6973.