Distinguished Alumni Awards
Each year, Albion College presents the Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to Albion College. The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to publicly recognize alumni for distinguished personal and career accomplishments and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to Albion College. Additionally, the Distinguished Alumni Award publicly honors alumni who have performed distinguished service for Albion College through cumulative contributions or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the College.
Please consider a nominee for the 2014 award by completing a nomination form below. Deadline for nominations is January 6, 2014. Only nominations submitted through the online form will be considered.
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.
The 2013 Recipients
Douglas R. Armstrong, ’88
Chief Executive Officer
North Star Reach
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Martin H. Nesbitt, ’85
Co-Chief Executive Officer
W. Douglas Parker, Jr., ’84
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
US Airways Group, Inc.
Joseph O. Serra, ’82
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Norma J. Taber, ’78
Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Dennis W. Wahr, ’74
President and Chief Executive Officer
Read about the accomplishments of this year's recipients in the College's news release.
The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and achieved a career of noteworthy accomplishment. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in career achievements and contributions to community/humanity. Those chosen for this prestigious award must be distinguished in his or her chosen business, profession or life's work and be a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability and renown that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the College will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition. Career accomplishments, professional impact, and significant publications/research (primary authorship) will be considered when reviewing nominations.
To honor the most outstanding gifts of service, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award aims to annually highlight and celebrate unselfish service and support to the College and/or Alumni Association. Recipients must have demonstrated a continuing interest in Albion College and must have contributed time, talent or financial resources to one or more programs to benefit the College. Recipients must be individuals who, in deed or action, reflect and recognize the importance of his or her education at Albion College, demonstrate pride in alma mater, and whose interest and loyalty are evident.
Past award recipients are listed on our website by last name, class year and year of induction. For more information on Albion College's Distinguished Alumni Awards, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.