DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS NOMINATION INFORMATION


Recognizing Our Alumni Successes

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee of the Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) 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 Recent Graduate 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 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 Award is granted to retired or former UI faculty in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university.
  • The Distinguished Staff Award is granted to retired or former UI staff in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university.

NOMINATION FORMAT

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 Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee reserves the right to reassign categories of nomination if deemed applicable.

AWARDS TIMELINE

Nominations for the 2019 awards may be submitted at any time, but should be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2019. The Awards Committee will meet in April 2019 to review all nominations and make the annual selections. Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented at a special ceremony the Friday before Homecoming, October 18, 2019.

Nominations will be considered for two years.

Mail NOMINATIONS TO:

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Distinguished Alumni Awards

One West Park Road

Iowa City, Iowa 52244

For more information, email alumni@foriowa.org or call (319) 467-3580 or (800) 648-6973.

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