Distinguished Alumni Awards

The GSU Alumni Council is accepting nominations for alumni awards. Nominations received by December 31 will be considered for the upcoming year’s awards. Those received after that date will be saved for the following year’s consideration. Award categories are described below.

Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award

Given to an alumnus or alumna of Glenville State College/Glenville State University for outstanding contributions in their chosen field of endeavor or for outstanding personal accomplishments.

Alumnus/Alumna Achievement Award

This award is given to an alumnus or alumna who, within the past three-year period, has been recognized by another group or individual for a similar honor. (This award can also recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field of work.)

Community Achievement Award

Given to individuals who may or may not be an alumnus/alumna of Glenville State College/Glenville State University who, over a period of years, have distinguished themselves in community service.

Outstanding Teacher Award (Public Schools)

This award is designated for public school teachers who have distinguished themselves during their beginning years, or perhaps mid-career and have brought recognition to GSC/GSU.

Alumni Chapter Award

This award is to be presented, as needed, to an individual or to the chapter itself for contribution in support and development of the Glenville State University Alumni Association.

Posthumous Award

This award is to be presented to the family of a distinguished GSC/GSU alumnus or alumna who has recently passed away.

Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award is presented to a graduate less than thirty-six years of age who has achieved early and remarkable success in his/her career.


The Alumni Council will review all nominees and decide, by majority vote, who the award recipients will be. Awardees will be announced in the spring.