About the Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were established in 1986 as a way to recognize those graduates who have made a difference. With each graduation ceremony emerges a new group of leaders from the hallowed halls of this College. Upon graduation, our alumni are ready to represent the best Daemen has to offer in the fields of business, finance, medicine, health sciences, education, law, government, and the arts. Award selection is determined by the governing body of the alumni association. The awardees are chosen by a committee of alumni representative. We have recognized the vast array of growth, achievements, and societal contributions of our alumni.

The Alumni Association’s governing body, the National Board of Governors, hosts the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony each year to highlight the achievements of our alumni. The committee is comprised of members of the National Board of Governors and is led by the Vice Chair. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are held each year during Homecoming Weekend. To learn more view the events calendar.

Selection for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards is complete. To nominate someone for 2021 consideration, please go to the Distinguished Alumni Award nomination form.

Descriptions of Alumni Awards

Awards Questions

Each award has a set of questions, created by the Board of Governors, to aid in the nomination process. You fill out the official Distinguished Alumni Form and submit your nomination for consideration. Below are the questions for each award: