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Alumni Award Categories and Criteria

Call for nominations - 2018 Alumni Awards and Honor Roll

Alumni Awards are presented annually in May to graduates and community leaders whose personal and professional attainment and service to Rhode Island College and the community bring honor upon themselves and upon the College. Candidates are chosen on the basis of professional achievement, community service, and service to the College and/or Alumni Association. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to the Alumni Office by December 15, 2017. The process is confidential and individuals will not be notified of their nomination unless they are selected. 

Winners will be honored at the Alumni Awards Dinner on May 3, 2018.

2018 Alumni Awards Nomination form | ​2018 Honor Roll Nomination form


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

  • The nominee must have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at RIC.
  • The nominee must have graduated from RIC at least five years prior to their nomination (In other words, Class of 2013 or prior).
  • The nominee should have achieved success in his/her career field.
  • The nominee should be a role model whose success demonstrates the value of a Rhode Island College degree.

Prior Alumni Award winners

Page last updated: November 09, 2017