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Awards and Recognition​

​Alumni Award Categories and Criteria

Criteria for the six alumni awards are as follows:​

John Nazarian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Rhode Island College graduate with outstanding service to the College and the Alumni Association as represented by their time, talent, or treasure.

Charles B. Willard Achievement Award

Graduate of the College, brought honor to the College by distinguished achievement in his/her field.

Alumni Service Award

Need not be a graduate of the College but has made a contribution to the College by giving time, talent, or resources; or an outstanding citizen who has made a contribution to the state, or nation which reflects ideals of service to humanity.

Alumni Faculty Award

Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. wide student commendation for exceptional competence in teaching, printed publication, initiative in research, development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

Alumni Staff Award

Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).

Young Alumni Award

Graduated in the last 10 years from the College, and has made a contribution to the College, since graduation, by giving time, talent, or resources (e.g. mentor of current students or alumni, involvement or volunteer with a campus group or activities, providing internship opportunities to current students or job opportunities to recent graduates).

Alumni Honor Roll Award

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School of Business, School of Nursing, School of Social Work

Rhode Island College graduate who received their degree at least five years prior to their nomination and hasbrought honor to the College by distinguished achievement in his/her field. The nominee should be a role model whose success demonstrates the value of a Rhode Island College degree. There will be one honoree selected from each school with the exception of Arts & Sciences, which will have three.


Recent Alumni Award winners

Past Alumni Award Winners by Category

Page last updated: January 30, 2020