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Alumni Achievement Award

Recipient List

Nomination form

Number of Awards

Approximately, 10 per year. In some instances, an academic college or campus may sponsor additional Alumni Achievement honorees during an academic year.


All graduates of the University who are 35 years of age or younger.


Open to all graduates of the University, the individual should show extraordinary professional accomplishment.


Nominations are solicited from the deans of the academic colleges and the chancellors of the Penn State campuses in consultation with department chairpersons and faculty.

Selecting Body

The selection committee includes, but is not limited to, the provost of the University, an academic dean and chancellor, the vice president for development and alumni relations, the vice president of university relations, chair of the Alumni Council Awards Committee, and the executive director of the Alumni Association.


Nomination materials are available online. Nominations are typically due in early October. Selection is made in October. Visits are arranged through the sponsoring college(s) and campus(es) for the following spring. The award is presented to the recipient in a formal ceremony at a reception and dinner hosted by the President of the University.


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2012 Highlights

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