Alumni Service Award Guidelines

Objective of Program:  To recognize and honor an alumni and friends of the University of North Alabama for their contributions to the University and the Alumni Association.

Program Description:  Basis of Selection for the Alumni Service Awards are listed in order of priority:

  • Loyalty and service to the University of North Alabama and the Alumni Association
  • Character and personal life
  • Professional achievement in chosen field of study or extraordinary success in chosen endeavor

Alumni Service Awards consist of:

  • Community Service
  • Educator of the Year
  • Faculty/Staff Alumni Service
  • Friend of the University
  • Military Service
  • Political Service
  • Promising Alumni

Nominations for the Alumni Service Awards may be made by any alumnus or alumna, or friend of the University; by any chapter of the Association; or by any member of the faculty or staff of the University of North Alabama, in writing, to the Office of Alumni Relations.  Nominations shall be kept for the selection committee for a period of three years including the year of nomination.  

Only alumni of the University of North Alabama shall be eligible to receive the awards, except Lifetime Achievement and the Friend of the University award. Nominees must have graduated from the University of North Alabama at least four years prior to the time of consideration by the selection committee.

A selection committee from the Alumni Association will select the recipients of these awards. Committee members are encouraged to make broad, diverse, and widespread suggestions and substantiate nominations.  The selection committee shall notify the Director of Alumni Relations of the name or names of the recipients of the awards prior to the printing of the homecoming brochure so that the award may be properly prepared for the time of presentation. Presentation of the Alumni Service Awards is made at the annual Homecoming Awards Banquet.