Outstanding Alumni Award Award Criteria and Nominations

The CEHD Outstanding Alumni Award is one of the University's highest alumni awards and is given to alumni who bring distinction to their alma mater through professional achievements and who have enjoyed a high level of success in their careers. Award recipients are honored at the College of Education and Human Development's Alumni Awards event during Homecoming weekend.

Award eligibility and criteria

  • Nominees must have at least one degree from the College of Education and Human Development at WMU.
  • Preference will be given to past recipients of CEHD Alumni Awards (Golden Apple, Keystone, HPHE Alumni Academy, CECP and FCS Awards). Strong justification should be provided for nominees who are not past recipients of CEHD alumni awards.
  • Nominees must have achieved a high level of success within their chosen field of endeavor, which is exemplified by having attained increasingly responsible positions, and have been recognized by their peers.
  • Preference will be given to nominees who have participated in community activities as well as activities supporting WMU and have given distinguished service to their profession, to WMU, and/or to their community.
  • Award recipient is expected to engage in college-related events during Homecoming week. These events will vary based on recipients interests. 

Nomination materials

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nomination letter
  • Minimum one supporting letter