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Honorary Alumni Award

Recipient List

Nomination Form

Number of Awards

Varies, averaging two to four per year.


  • Individuals who are not graduates of the University and who make significant contributions to Penn State's welfare, reputation, and prestige.
  • Be sure to describe the impact of the individual's contribution on the mission of the Alumni Association.


Nominations are solicited from members of Alumni Council and are accepted from the public and the entire University community.

Selecting Body

The honorees are selected by the Awards Committee of Alumni Council.


Nominations materials are available online no later than June 1 and are due August 31. The Awards Committee makes the selections at the fall meeting of Alumni Council. The award is traditionally presented during the spring alumni reunion awards ceremony in conjunction with the Distinguished Alumni program, although it can be presented any time during the year.


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