Nominations sought for 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Distinguished Alumni Award, authorized by the Penn State Board of Trustees in 1951, recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose “personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.”

The University’s highest award for an individual, alumni are selected annually for this honor by the Board of Trustees from a group of candidates recommended by trustees, faculty, staff and alumni. Additional information about the award, including the nomination form and eligibility requirements, is available by visiting

The deadline to submit completed nominations for the 2018 awards is Sept. 15.

Last Updated August 03, 2017