The Distinguished Graduate Alumna/us Award
Nominations for the Commencement 2016 award are closed.
Description of the Award
The Distinguished Graduate Alumna/us Award is given annually to a graduate alumna or alumnus of the University who has distinguished herself or himself in scholarly or research pursuits, in the community, or in society at large.
The recipient will receive a citation and attend the Graduate School Awards Dinner and Commencement ceremony.
For a list of past winners, see our past winners page.
Nominees must have received either a master’s or Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame and made a distinctive contribution to his or her field, or community, or to society at large with a discernible connection to her or his graduate program at Notre Dame. The award winner must be able to attend the Graduate School’s Awards Dinner on Friday, May 19, 2017 and the Graduate School’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Submissions should be made to Susan Miller in the Graduate School ( 502 Main). Please submit the name of the nominee along with a) a concise statement (1 page, maximum) that describes why this alumna/alumnus deserves to be recognized and what makes him/her distinguished; and b) an updated CV if possible and/or a link to a website with information about the candidate. We have ready access to a list of all graduates from your program from 2000-2016, and are currently compiling a list of graduates from 1980-2000 from the archives. If this list would assist in your selection, let us know and we will furnish it to you.
The Selection Committee consists of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Associate Deans for Graduate Studies in each of the colleges.