Distinguished Alumni AWards
Each fall, we honor our alumni who help advance their profession, the University and their communities through the Distinguished Alumni Awards in categories of Service, Outstanding Achievement, Black Heritage, and Recent Graduate. Awardees are recognized during Reunion in November.
nominate a distinguished alumnus
Do you know an outstanding alumnus doing great work in their community, profession or on behalf of the University? Nominate them for a Distinguished Alumni Award! Nominations are accepted through Aug. 15.
Alumni Award Categories
Distinguished service awards
The awards are presented in recognition of an alumnus having brought distinction to their industry, the University or the alumni community; having made distinctive and sustained contributions to their profession, community or the University; or having reached a pinnacle of sustained or long-term personal, professional, or volunteer success.
Presented to an alumnus or alumna, health care professional or friend of the University in recognition of high-achieving contributions that go above and beyond that of their peers in their field and community. This award should recognize a recipient who has achieved or been recognized by an outside organization for success in project management, entrepreneurship, leadership or innovation.
Presented to an alumnus or alumna who graduated from UHSP in the last 10 years and has shown outstanding promise and has made one or more of the following achievements that are relative to the nominee’s years since graduation:
- Brought distinction to their industry, UHSP or the alumni community
- Made distinctive and sustained contributions to their profession, community or the University
- Reached a notable level of personal, professional or volunteer success since graduating
black heritage award
Established by the African-American Alumni Chapter, the Black Heritage Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna, health care professional or friend of the University in recognition of their scholarly work or personal or professional commitment to improve cultural competencies and eliminate health disparities in the health care community.
The University, Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Council nominate alumni for the Loyalty Award, which is presented in gratitude for an alumnus or alumna’s exceptional commitment and service to the University and our alumni community over the years.