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Distinguished Alumnus Award

The most prestigious award, which is presented to an alumnus who has excelled in his/her professional career.

  • Purpose

    To recognize an alumnus who has excelled in his/her professional career. This is the most prestigious award presented by the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association.

  • Criteria/Eligibility

    • Nominee must have received a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from the University of Montevallo/Alabama College.
    • Current elected UM National Alumni Association officers and directors are not eligible.
  • Nomination Process

    • Nominations are accepted year round with a deadline of November 1 to the award presented at Homecoming.
    • The Alumni Awards Nomination Form must be submitted electronically or in print form.
    • One letter of endorsement, from someone other than the one making the nomination, is required (in addition to the nomination form).
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae is required.
    • Additional supporting documentation is encouraged.
    • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that nominations are complete including submission of the following:
      • nomination form with required information
      • one letter of endorsement
      • a current resume or a curriculum vitae
      • other supporting documentation, if desired
    • Nominations remain on file for reconsideration for three years, including the initial year of nomination.
  • Award

    The award is presented at the Homecoming Awards Luncheon in February. The recipient is also honored at a dinner or other event preceding Homecoming, and is acknowledged at the Saturday College Night production. The recipient is recognized with a plaque and gift from the UM National Alumni Association.