Alumni Award Categories
Outstanding New Professional Award
The Outstanding New Professional Award honors the achievements of recent graduates. This award spotlights future leaders who show continued potential in their profession, commitment to their community and dedication to Kent State University. To be eligible for this award, nominees must have obtained a bachelor's or advanced degree, consecutively, no more than five years ago.
Professional Achievement Award
The Professional Achievement Award pays tribute to the accomplishments of alumni in their chosen profession. This award showcases a record of remarkable achievements, complimented by a history of outstanding contributions to their profession throughout their career.
Kent State Advocacy Award
The Kent State Advocacy Award honors alumni who contribute significant time and talent to Kent State University or the Kent State University Alumni Association on a consistent basis, thus bringing favorable attention to the university.
Distinguished Citizen Award
The Distinguished Citizen Award honors alumni for their extraordinary service to the public through a nonprofit organization or community service. This award recognizes individuals who have unselfishly and generously contributed their time and talents for the enrichment of others and the betterment of their community.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the most prestigious award given by the Kent State University Alumni Association. It honors highly exceptional alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their chosen profession and demonstrated extraordinary service to Kent State University, the community, the state, the nation and/or the world.
The nomination period for the 2021 awards cycle is now closed. All nominations submitted by March 14, 2021 are currently under evaluation. Recipients will be announced this summer.