Academy of Excellence Nomination Form

Alumni Association LogoThe McKendree University Alumni Association annually seeks and accepts nominations of alumni for the McKendree Alumni Awards. The selection is made from candidates who have distinguished themselves in the areas of athletics, in their professions, or whose dedication and volunteer commitment has significantly enhanced the goals and mission of the University and the McKendree Alumni Association.

Nominations are reviewed annually and an honoree is selected by the Alumni Board. These awards are presented each year during Homecoming Weekend. Please note that it is necessary that an award recipient be able to attend the Alumni Awards Dinner during the Homecoming Weekend.

All nominations must be received by April 15th to be eligible for this year’s awards. Award nominations are welcome throughout the year preceding the deadline.

Academy of Excellence Alumni Awards

These awards are presented to alumni who through achievement, leadership and character, have made exceptional contributions to the honor and prestige of McKendree University. These awards are presented to individuals who in their professions, or chosen fields, have demonstrated in their daily lives the values imparted through a liberal arts education.

Recognition will be given in eight fields of endeavor as shown below.



  • Business (awarded on even years)
  • Community Service (awarded on even years)
  • Nursing and Health Professions (awarded on even years)
  • Social Sciences (awarded on even years)
  • Education (awarded on odd years)
  • Humanities (awarded on odd years)
  • Language, Literature and Communication (awarded on odd years)
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology (awarded on odd years)

Academy of Excellence Alumni Awards Nomination Form