The Association Awards
Every year during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, The Association of Southwestern University Alumni honors members of the Southwestern community who exemplify the Core Values of the University and the mission of The Association.
Medal of Honor
Awarded to alumni whose accomplishments are regarded as the highest form of achievement. The purpose of the award is to recognize achievements that are rare and important.
Distinguished Southwestern Service
Presented to alumni who meet the following criteria:
- Service to the University over a long period of time.
- Service to his/her community, state and nation.
- Leadership in his/her chosen profession, business or vocation.
- Creativity of an artistic or literary nature, where applicable.
Presented to alumni who have made a global impact on the human race by their actions while exemplifying Southwestern University's Core Values.
Distinguished Young Alumnus/a
Presented to alumni in recognition of perseverance and dedication to a given area. The honored recipient must have graduated from Southwestern within the past 10 years and have demonstrated success, innovation and/or leadership either in his/her personal, academic or professional life.
Presented to Southwestern University alumni who have performed exceptional civic and/or professional services in a given geographic area or field of endeavor. Recipients represent the highest standards of Southwestern University's commitment to a values-centered curriculum, development of the whole person and exemplifies Southwestern University's Core Values.
An honor given to a member of the faculty as a token of the affection and respect of former students. The award symbolizes the strength of the University: the strong personal relationships between students and faculty. It states clearly that alumni recall with appreciation what the recipient contributed to the education and development of former students.
Former Awards and Honoring Those Recipients
In 2009, The Association of Southwestern University Alumni charged an Awards Task Force with reviewing the current Association awards program, making recommendations about how the program might be enhanced and stating that The Association awards program should recognize those whose achievements and contributions represent the very best of the Southwestern Experience, and by doing so inspire the Southwestern community and beyond. They submitted their report on July 11, 2009. Subsequently, a new set of awards criteria was approved by the Alumni Council Sept. 11, 2009 and the Alumni Assembly Jan. 24, 2010. The first of the new awards (see above) were presented in 2010.
Although the awards listed below are no longer given, we are proud to recognize and honor the recipients.
Citation of Merit Award Recipients (1969 - 2009) >>
Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award Recipients (1965 - 2009) >>
Mr./Ms. Homecoming Award Recipients >>
Pearl A. Neas Award Recipients >>
Young Alumnus/Alumna Achievement Award Recipients >>