Nomination Information

Levels of Achievement

The selection committee wishes to ensure that it has the chance to review the broadest possible range of qualified nominees. Thus, nominations are invited from all quarters, according to the following guidelines and in these categories:

  • The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
    is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for distinguished human service to their community, state, or nation.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Service Award
    is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students for specific and meritorious service to their university, community, state, or nation.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Hickerson Recognition Award
    is granted to graduates or former students for outstanding contributions to the University of Iowa Alumni Association. This award is named in honor of the late Loren Hickerson, 40BA, the University of Iowa's first full-time alumni director and an ardent champion of Iowa.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Young Alumni Award
    is granted to University of Iowa graduates or former students, age 40 or younger at time of nomination, for significant accomplishments in business or professional life or for service to the university and/or the Alumni Association.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Friend of the University Award
    is granted to individuals who are not alumni of the university in recognition of specific and meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university and/or the Alumni Association.
  • The Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award
    is granted to retired or former UI faculty/staff in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the university.

Nominations Format

Graduates, former students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Iowa may make nominations. Nominators should submit the following: a letter that states the category of nomination and establishes the candidate's qualifications with clear and concise detail; the nominee's vita or professional résumé, including a current address; at least three supporting letters of nomination from other individuals; and any additional information that would further substantiate the nomination.

Exclusion from Eligibility

Members of the board of directors and staff of the University of Iowa Alumni Association and current members of the university faculty and staff are not eligible to receive alumni awards. The Alumni Awards Selection Committee reserves the right to reassign categories of nomination if deemed applicable.

Deadline

Nominations for the 2018 awards may be submitted at any time, but should be postmarked no later than January 31, 2018.

Direct Nominations to:

The University of Iowa Alumni Association
Distinguished Alumni Awards
100 Levitt Center for University Advancement
P.O. Box 1970
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-1970
For more information, email becky-scott@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.