Distinguished Alumni Awards
Each year, Albion College presents the Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to Albion College. The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to publicly recognize alumni for distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to Albion College. Additionally, the Distinguished Alumni Award publicly honors alumni who have performed distinguished service for Albion College through cumulative contributions or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the College.
The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and achieved a career of noteworthy accomplishment. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in career achievements and contributions to community/humanity.
Shari Parker Burgess, '80
Vice President and Treasurer
Paul R. Dixon, '83
ASCEM Multi-Lab Program Manager
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
To honor the most outstanding gifts of service, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award aims to annually highlight and celebrate unselfish service and support to the College and/or Alumni Association. Recipients must have demonstrated a continuing interest in Albion College.
Carolyn Aishton Ouderkirk, '64
Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Retired
New York, New York
Please consider a nominee for a 2015 award by completing a nomination form below. Deadline for nominations is January 5, 2015. Only nominations submitted through an online form will be considered.
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award - Qualifications
Those chosen for this prestigious award must be distinguished in his or her chosen business, profession or life's work and be a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability and renown that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the College will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition. Career accomplishments, professional impact, and significant publications/research (primary authorship) will be considered when reviewing nominations.
Distinguished Alumni Service Award - Qualifications
Nominees of this award must have contributed time, talent or financial resources to one or more programs to benefit the College. Recipients must be individuals who, in deed or action, reflect and recognize the importance of his or her education at Albion College, demonstrate pride in alma mater, and whose interest and loyalty are evident.
Up to eight Distinguished Alumni may be chosen annually. The men and women selected must meet the following criteria:
- Only alumni of the College shall be eligible for the award.
- Nominees must be living at the time the nomination is submitted.
Exempted from consideration for the award are current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, members of the College's Board of Trustees (not including honorary Trustees), faculty, and staff. Once an individual is no longer in any of the above categories, s/he will be eligible for consideration.
For more information on Albion College's Distinguished Alumni Awards, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.