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Alumni Achievement Awards

Wittenberg alumni are making an impact in everything they do, both in their careers and their communities. The Alumni Association recognizes and celebrates our outstanding alumni at an annual awards ceremony during Homecoming weekend.

You are invited to nominate alumni deserving of recognition. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations a person may submit, and people submitting nominations do not need to be graduates of Wittenberg University. With the exception of the Alumnus/a of the Year, awards may be awarded to multiple recipients in a year, at the discretion of the committee.

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award, previously given as the Class of 1914 Award, is the most prestigious award given to a Wittenberg alumnus/a. The award celebrates Wittenberg University alumni who have: attained a significant level of achievement in their chosen field, impacted their local communities with integrity and character, and demonstrated a continued commitment to Wittenberg. Achievement(s) need not be publicly renowned.

*The selection committee will consider an alumni couple or family relationship for this award. Please indicate the couple’s or family’s collective impact in their local community and commitment to Wittenberg in the nomination

Professional Achievement Award

Presented to Wittenberg University alumni who have achieved outstanding distinction in their professional field. This award was previously presented as the Alumni Citation award to recognize outstanding personal or professional accomplishment.

Servant Leader Award

Bestowed upon Wittenberg University alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service. This award was previously presented as the Alumni Citation award to recognize outstanding personal or professional accomplishment. 

Honorary Alumnus/a Award

Honors individuals who, though not graduates of Wittenberg, have demonstrated exemplary loyalty and commitment to the university, and whose devotion to service embodies the institution’s motto, “Having light, we pass it on to others.”

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award

Recognizes Wittenberg University alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding accomplishments in their professional careers, impressive volunteer service, and/or noteworthy involvement in professional and/or service organizations, all since graduating within the last fifteen years.  This award was previously given as the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and GOLD Alumni Service Award.

"Pass It On" Wittenberg Volunteer Service Award

Presented to Wittenberg University alumni for exceptional volunteer service to the university, such as through participation and leadership of efforts supporting Wittenberg, such as local alumni chapters and/or affinity groups, recruitment of prospective students, engagement with current students, planning of alumni events, and/or representation on behalf of the university in local programs / events. Financial contributions to the university will not be included as a consideration for this award.

*Wittenberg employees or alumni with business relationships with the university are not eligible based on their employment duties or their business services.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Please submit nomination(s) using the online form below.
  • Narratives should address the nominee’s current and past achievements that apply to the specific award criteria. Entries will be judged on the responses to the criteria included in the award description found online.
  • Wittenberg Alumni Board members are not eligible for nomination.
  • Individuals selected will receive their honors at the Homecoming Alumni Awards celebration and are encouraged to be present to receive the awards.

Note: Information provided in the nomination form may be used for publicity purposes.

Alumni Awards Nomination Form

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