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Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award Guidelines

Number of Awards
One award is given each year, assuming the nominees are approved by the selection committee.

Eligibility
Smeal graduate alumni who are not current At-Large Directors and Ex-Officio Directors of the Smeal Alumni Society Board.

Criteria
Honors a graduate alumnus whose career achievements have brought distinction to Smeal and whose commitment of time, talent, and resources has been key to enhancing the prestige of the college.

Nominations
Nominations are solicited from Smeal faculty, staff, student organizations, and current members of the Smeal Alumni Society.

Selecting Body
The selection committee includes, but is not limited to, the Smeal Alumni Society Board’s Awards & Recognition task force, the At-Large Directors, and Smeal’s Director of Alumni Relations.

Timeline
Nominations are typically sought in mid September and due in early November. The award is presented to the recipient in a formal ceremony during the annual Smeal Alumni Society Board’s Awards program held each spring.

Contact
Smeal's Alumni Relations Office
Phone: (814) 865-7831
E-mail: alumni@smeal.psu.edu