Alumni Achievement and distinguished Young ALUMNI AWARDS

The Alumni Achievement Award
The Hanover College Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna/us by the College. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the College by making significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic activities. Learn more about the Awards Luncheon, past award winners and/or submit a Nomination.

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Introduced in 2011, the Hanover College Distinguished Young Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumna/us under the age of 40 by July 1 of the nominating year. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the College by making significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic activities. Learn more about the Award Luncheon and/or submit a Nomination.

ALUMNI AWARD CRITERIA

  • Previous AAA and DYA award winners are not eligible.
  • Nominee must be a graduate of Hanover College.
  • Nominee must have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic activities.
  • Nominee must be living.
  • Nominee is not on the Board of Trustees.
  • Nominee is not on the Alumni Leadership Council.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Alumni Achievement Award and Distinguished Young Alumni Award are the most prestigious awards presented by the Hanover College Alumni Association. Each year nominations are solicited from all alumni and members of the College Community to find those who should be recognized for their outstanding achievements. An alumni selection committee, comprised of alums with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives, reviews the materials submitted for both the Alumni Achievement Award (over 40) and the Distinguished Young Alumni Award (under 40), and selects those persons whose achievements most closely fit the criteria for each award and who are deemed most deserving of recognition. The names of those selected are then recommended to the association's Alumni Leadership Council and the College president for action.

Nominations are accepted until July 1 of the current year and will be taken into consideration for the award selection process. Once the honoree(s) are selected, they will be presented with their award during the Alumni Award Luncheon which is held the first weekend in May.

VOLUNTEER AWARDS

The Eleanore Moyer Watts Award
This award recognizes volunteers who serve Hanover College whether they are alumni, faculty, staff, or community members. Nominations are currently being accepted.

athletic awards

The Hall of Fame Award
The Hall of Fame Award honors individuals who have served Hanover College intercollegiate athletics with distinction. Nominations are currently being accepted.