Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award Guidelines
Number of Awards
One award is given each year, assuming the nominees are approved by the selection committee.
Smeal alumni with a graduate degree who are not current At-Large Directors and Ex-Officio Directors of the Smeal Alumni Society Board.
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 are solicited from Smeal faculty, staff, student organizations, and current members of the Smeal Alumni Society.
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.
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.
Smeal's Alumni Relations Office
Phone: (814) 865-7831