Distinguished Alumni Awards

DAA Awards

Each year, Albion College presents the Distinguished Alumni Award honoring alumni who have achieved a career of noteworthy accomplishment and/or those who have an outstanding record of service to Albion.

Those chosen for this prestigious award will be distinguished in his or her chosen business, profession or life's work and be a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability and commitment to Albion College that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the College will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition.

See 2017’s recipients


Do you have a nomination in mind for a Distinguished Alumni Award? The nomination process is always open! Submit your nomination now. Nominations made after October 1 will be considered for the next academic year.

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Career accomplishments, professional impact, significant publications/research (no more than 10 pages of primary authorship) and service to the college will be considered when reviewing nominations.

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 Institutional Advancement.