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Distinguished Alumni & Medallion Service Awards


Distinguished Alumni

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association annually recognizes the university’s alumni who are distinguished in their business, profession, or life’s work; are persons of integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability; reflect upon and realize the importance of their UW education. UW has many outstanding alumni and this program is one way to recognize the honor they bring to the institution through their accomplishments.  

UWAA recognizes honorees during Homecoming weekend through activities that celebrate their accomplishments. It is a special time for distinguished alumni, in which they can both receive recognition and give back to UW. Many honorees arrange for special events with their respective colleges during this time, providing inspiration and advice to current students.       

Distinguished alumni may be nominated by anyone: UW Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form PDF. In addition to the nomination form, nominators are encouraged to include no more than ten (10) letters of support.  Traditionally, three honorees are chosen each year by a confidential selection committee. Nominations are due in February. Please see the restrictions listed on the nomination form; certain alumni are not eligible for the award.


Distinguished Alumni Recipients


The Medallion Service Award

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association recognizes outstanding service to the university through the Medallion Service Award. UW has many loyal friends and supporters, and this honor is a way to acknowledge their many contributions. To be eligible for this award, individuals must have given unselfishly of their time, talent, or support to the university, and be a person of integrity and stature. Please note: individuals receiving a Medallion Service Award nomination do not have to be UW alumni.

UWAA recognizes honorees during Homecoming weekend through activities that celebrate their service. It is a special time for Medallion Service Award recipients, in that they can receive recognition for their loyalty and support of UW.

Medallion Service Award nominees may be nominated by anyone: UW Medallion Service Award Nomination Form PDF. In addition to the nomination form, nominators are encouraged to include no more than ten (10) letters of support. Traditionally, one honoree is chosen by a confidential selection committee; awards may not be made every year. Nominations are due in February. Please see the restrictions listed on the nomination form; certain alumni are not eligible for the award.

Medallion Service Award Recipients


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