In 2020, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences began an initiative to recognize our outstanding alumni and their contributions to our communities. Our Alumni Awards of Distinction recognize alumni who promote the public good, who are highly skilled practitioners in their field, who make a positive impact with a global reach, and who have contributed to our understanding of the human condition through their scholarly or creative endeavor. 

We are honored to announce the inaugural recipients of the CLASS Alumni Awards of Distinction. 

>>2020 Award Recipients


CLASS Alumni Award of Distinction for Public Service

The Distinction of Public Service is awarded to alumni who promote the public good. Their involvement at the local, regional, state or national level shapes public practices. These alumni value diverse perspectives and work toward a more fair and just society.

CLASS Alumni Award of Distinction for Professional Practice

The Distinction of Professional Practice is awarded to alumni who are highly skilled practitioners in their field. These are people who make a difference in the lives of people every day through a deep understanding of the human condition.

CLASS Alumni Award of Distinction for Global Engagement

The Distinction of Global Engagement is awarded to alumni who make a positive impact with a global reach. Whether working domestically or abroad, these alumni have acquired the cultural proficiency and skills to improve the lives of people and communities all over the world.

CLASS Alumni Award of Distinction for Scholarly Activity

The Distinction of Scholarly Activity is awarded to alumni who have contributed to our understanding of the human condition through their scholarly or creative endeavors. They are experts in their field and share their knowledge widely.