Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards

Every year the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University encourages all of its units to select one outstanding alum to be recognized during the homecoming weekend for their achievements and contributions to their field and the communities they participate in.

Criteria for nomination

  • Will have made significant contributions to their field of work, the University, their communities and/or society that have a clear and lasting impact.
  • Faculty and staff may be considered, but will not be eligible for the CAS Pillar award.
  • Must be in attendance when the award is given, with the exception of those being honored posthumously–in this case, a representative should be in attendance to accept the award.
  • Should not have been honored within the last five years for this award.

Nominate your alum

If you have questions regarding the criteria, your selection, or would like to discuss extraordinary circumstances, please email your inquiry email your inquiry here.

2021 Awards

Check out this year's Alumni Achievement Awards winners.

Annual awards

This award is given by Western Michigan University's College of Arts and Sciences. It is not the same as the University Distinguished Alumni Award given by the WMU Alumni Association.