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Alumni Fellow Award

Recipient List

For the list of 2016 Alumni Fellow Award recipients and videos of each of their acceptance speeches, click here.

Nomination form

Number of Awards

Varies, averaging 18 to 25 per year. In some instances, an academic college or campus may sponsor additional Fellows during an academic year.


All graduates of the University.


Open to all graduates of the University; the individual should be outstanding in their chosen field.


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 due during the month of January (please refer to the timeline information for the official nomination deadline date). Selections are made in March. Visits are arranged through the sponsoring college/campus for the following fall. 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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