James Madison University alumni are extraordinary, and their accomplishments benefit both society and our campus. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, the JMU Alumni Association presents awards to recognize career achievement and service to the university. These awards are given annually at the Alumni Awards Banquet, during Madison Week (March).
Seven alumni, one from each college at JMU, are recognized for their career achievements with a Distinguished Alumni Award. One of these recipients is selected as our "Alumnus/a of the Year" and is also honored with the Ronald E. Carrier Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Additionally, we present the Inez Graybeal Roop Distinguished Alumni Service Award to a dedicated alumni volunteer. Finally, new in 2017, we presented the first GOLD Network Young Alumni Award to a deserving graduate of the last decade with outstanding service to the University.
Distinguished Alumni Awards (by college)
Honors JMU alumni who have made exemplary contributions in their particular profession or fields of endeavor. If you wish to nominate an alum for the College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award, please click here.
Roop Alumni Service Award
Recognizes an alumnus/a for rendering outstanding voluntary service to the James Madison University and/or the JMU Alumni Association.
GOLD Network Young Alumni Award
The GOLD Network Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the last decade with outstanding service to the University through engagement and philanthropy.
Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards are open. Nominations will close on Friday, September 15th at 5pm.
The awards committee reserves the right to grant an award in a different category should the information warrant. After completing the nomination form, you will receive a confirmation email. You may be contacted for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Cannie Campbell at email@example.com.
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Please provide a brief statement detailing the nominee's qualifications for this award:
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