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 University. 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 representatives. We have recognized the vast array of growth, achievements, and societal contributions of our alumni.

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

To nominate someone for 2024 consideration, please go to the Distinguished Alumni Award nomination form. You can view the 2021 ceremony.

Descriptions of Alumni Awards

Awards Questions

Each award has a set of questions, created by the Board of Directors, 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: