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Nominate someone for the highest alumni honor

Submit nominations now for Northwestern Alumni Medal
  • Northwestern Alumni Association to award up to four 2017 Northwestern Alumni Medals
  • Recipients to be announced in spring 2017, recognized at 2017 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
  • Online or by mail, nominations must include letters of recommendation

EVANSTON - The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Northwestern Alumni Medal, the highest honor given by the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA), is Nov. 30. The honor celebrates alumni whose achievements exemplify the ideals of Northwestern University through their life, work and service.

Up to four honorees receive the Northwestern Alumni Medal each year, in recognition of superior professional distinction and/or exemplary volunteer service to society, along with an outstanding record of service and support to the University.

Honorees will be announced in spring 2017 and will receive their medals during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend the following October.

Nominees must be alumni of Northwestern and cannot have received the medal previously. A strong nomination will include at least two letters of support. Candidates should not be informed of their nominations.

Nominations can be submitted online or through the mail. For full details, including a list of eligibility criteria, and to nominate alumni, visit the NAA website.

View past award recipients here.