Honoring Alumni

Honoring Smeal College of Business alumni

We are grateful for our devoted alumni community, and at Penn State and the Smeal College of Business, we enthusiastically recognize those who have shown true admiration for their alma mater and have been committed to serving the greater alumni community.

Smeal College Alumni Society Board Awards Program

The Smeal Alumni Society Board of Directors recognizes those who have demonstrated leadership, worked to further diversity efforts, demonstrated outstanding career achievements, or enhanced the prestige of the college.

The Awards Program serves to recognize Smeal alumni and students for their exceptional service to the college and the University.  While service can be defined in a variety of ways, some of our previous award recipients were honored for the advancement of the Smeal College and its affiliate program groups; participation in Smeal programs; and recruitment of Smeal students and alumni to their organization.


Nominations are solicited from Smeal faculty, staff, student organizations, and current members of the Smeal Alumni Society. Current At-Large Directors are not eligible to receive these awards.

To nominate an alumnus/alumna or student to be recognized in 2020, please complete the nomination form by Friday, October 4, 2019. The annual Smeal Alumni Society Board Awards Program & Hammond Society Recognition will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

Hammond Society

The society honors alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to the Smeal College of Business through their service to the Smeal Alumni Society Board.

Penn State Awards

The University recognizes alumni for their impactful achievements with individual awards, alumni group awards, and faculty and staff awards.

The Penn State Alumni Association is committed to recognizing alumni from across the academic spectrum, especially those from diverse backgrounds and those who are making a positive impact to ensure a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution.