Alumni Awards

We know there are countless AU alumni who, since leaving Alfred, have achieved extraordinary things in their lives and careers. Take a moment to recognize an outstanding AU alum!


Each year during Reunion Weekend in June, the Alfred University Alumni Association recognizes honored alumni and others who have contributed much to AU, their workplace and society in general. There are up to four awards given recognizing distinguished service, lifetime service to AU, distinguished achievement and a new award to honor the unique achievements of a young graduate of the last decade.

The process by which nominees are chosen for awards is the responsibility of the AU Alumni Council’s Awards Committee, working with the Office of Alumni Relations. It is our mission to identify individuals whose exemplary actions, careers, and support significantly enhances the vitality of Alfred University’s prestigious reputation.

The process of collecting and vetting the nominations is an intensive and very important process. As an Alfred University alumnus/a, you are a valuable resource for this process. We hope that as a result of your contacts, you might have information regarding at least one or two alumni who might be deserving of special recognition. Please nominate them for consideration by downloading and returning the nomination form via email.

Nominations may also be forwarded to the following address:

Office of Alumni Relations
Welcome Center
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Nominations are due by January 15th for Reunion Weekend Awards. However, we welcome your nominations at any time throughout the year.

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations with any questions.

Current Alfred University employees, Alumni Council members and Trustees are not eligible to receive awards.

The Alfred University Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement. This award is given to honor alumni whose achievements in their profession, career or avocational pursuits or service to society bring honor and distinction to Alfred University. Alumni receiving this award must demonstrate loyalty and commitment to the University. Alumni of any graduation year are eligible.

The Alfred University Alumni Award for Distinguished Service. This award is given to alumni in recognition of loyalty and commitment in service to Alfred University. Alumni of any graduation year are eligible.

Abigail Allen Award for Service to Women. This award is given to honor an Alfred alumnus/a in recognition of distinctive career achievement, community service, or avocational pursuits that have improved the quality of women’s lives. Alumni of any graduation year are eligible.

Lillian T. Nevins Award for Lifetime Service to Alfred University. This award is given to honor alumni who have rendered outstanding service to Alfred University. It is reserved for those who, throughout a period of many years, have worked with interest, intelligence and success to promote the highest interests of Alfred University and alumni.