Annual Awards

Alumni Association Awards


FOUNDERS DAY AWARDS

Founders Day 2014 was held on February 20 at Little America Hotel.

At the Founders Day celebration each year, the University of Utah Alumni Association presents its Distinguished and Honorary Alumni Awards, the highest honors the Alumni Association bestows.

Distinguished Alumni Award
This honor is presented annually to four outstanding alumni who carry forward the University of Utah tradition of excellence through extraordinary achievement and exceptional service.

Nomination form for Distinguished Alumnus/a Award 2015 available here.

Honorary Alumnus/a Award
The Alumni Association annually bestows this honor on an individual who either did not attend the University of Utah or who went to the University for a brief time (a year or less) and who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the University through personal involvement, including donations, volunteer work or other forms of support.

Nomination form for Honorary Alumnus/a Award 2015 available here.


   FOUNDERS DAY RECIPIENTS 2014

Kem Gardner
BS’67 JD’70

 

Ted and Charlotte Jacobsen
BA’64

Frederick Kempe
BA’76

Donald Yacktman
BS’65

John Bloomberg
BS’57, Amherst College; MBA’62, Harvard University

Honorary Alumnus Award



                                            Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Recipients


List of past Founders Day Award recipients

YOUNG ALUMNI PAR EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014

The University of Utah Young Alumni Board presents its Par Excellence Award annually at the Spring Awards Banquet to a former student who attended the University within the last 15 years, in recognition of his or her outstanding professional achievement and service to the community and/or the University of Utah.. The Par Excellence Award is presented annually at the Spring Awards Banquet that will be held on April 9, 2014.

Par Excellence Award nomination form for 2014

Past Par Excellence Awardee list

Watch a video on 2013 Par Excellence Award winner Steve Smith.



2013 Par Excellence Recipient
Steve Smith Ex'01



PHILIP AND MIRIAM PERLMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT COUNSELING

The Philip and Miriam Perlman Award for Excellence in Student Counseling is presented annually at the Spring Awards Banquet in April. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has made an outstanding contribution to the University through his or her student advising and counseling.

The Perlman Award is presented annually at the Spring Awards Banquet that will be held on April 9, 2014.

Nominations for Perlman Award are due January 31, 2014

Past Perlman Awardee list

 
2013 Perlman Award Recipient
Terese Pratt BA'86 MA'89 



OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD

This special award was given to an outstanding alumna who was honored for her loyalty to the young Alumni board and support of the annual YA 5K Race.


 
2013 Outstanding Alumni Recipient
Jill D. Briggs HBS'95 MPR'96

     

     Click here for information on the Spring Awards Banquet and our 2013 Par Excellence and Perlman Award winners.




Since 1971, more than 500 former University of Utah students  
have received the prestigious Merit of Honor Award from the
Emeritus Alumni Board of the University of Utah Alumni
Association. This recognition is for students who attended the
University 40 or more years ago and who have given distinguished      
service to their profession, the University and/or the nation. The
Alumni Association honors the Merit of Honor awardees each year                           
at the Merit of Honor Banquet.


Jess A. Agraz
BS'65 MS'71


Virginia Albo
BS'63

Dixie S. Huefner
MS'77 JD'86

Elaine S. Marshall
BSN'72 MS'79 PhD'88

John C. Nelson
MD'69 MPH'93



List of past Merit of Honor recipients

Nomination forms for Merit of Honor 2014 will be available in January 2014.