Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Eligibility: Any Iowa Wesleyan University Alumni that is 40 years of age or younger

Purpose: This award is designed to recognize Iowa Wesleyan’s younger alumni that have established themselves in their chosen professions

Criteria: This award will be presented to alumni that have demonstrated at least one of the following: leadership capabilities, an understanding of the importance of services to others, potential for long-term leadership, and a commitment to Iowa Wesleyan University and its overall mission. Such alumni might be community volunteers, work in a non-profit organization in their free time, served our country, or be an entrepreneur

Alumni Service Awards

Alumni Service Awards are presented to alumni who have served faithfully in helping develop a greater Iowa Wesleyan University. This award is based strictly on service to and for Iowa Wesleyan University.

Distinguished Alumni Awards (formerly Merit Awards)

Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to alumni who have attained outstanding success and achievement in their chosen profession and/or given extraordinary service to their community, church, country or educational endeavor.

Frequency: The Alumni Association may recognize up to 2 individuals per award. These awards will be given at commencement each year. Previous nominations may be considered for a period of 5 years, along with current nominations. After the 5 year period, individuals must be re-nominated for any award consideration.

Nominations: Nominations will be taken from alumni (no self-nominations), friends, faculty, staff and community. Nominations will be due by December 31, for awards given the following May.