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UW Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service Awards

December 7, 2020

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 UW Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards.

Applications that are submitted now through Feb. 28, 2022, will be reviewed, and awardees will be chosen in spring 2022. Those awardees will be honored in fall 2022.

Due to COVID-19, recognition activities for the 2020 UW Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards were postponed until fall 2021. The three Distinguished Alumni are David Burman, Nancy Freudenthal and Peter Sherman; the Medallion Service Award recipient is April Brimmer Kunz.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who are distinguished in their businesses, professions or life’s work; who are people of integrity, stature and demonstrated ability; and who reflect upon and realize the importance of their UW education.

The Medallion Service Award recognizes alumni or friends of the university who have given unselfishly of their time, talent or support to UW, and who are people of integrity and stature. This award may not be given annually, but nominations are accepted each year.

Honorees for the Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards may be nominated by anyone. Downloadable nomination forms are available on the UWAA website at, or they can be obtained by calling the UWAA at (307) 766-4166 or emailing The nomination forms list eligibility requirements. Additionally, nominators should submit no more than 10 letters of support. A list of past honorees is available on the UWAA website.

After the nomination deadline has passed, the nomination forms will be sent to the Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee. The committee is made up of 12 individuals who serve six-year terms. The committee meets once per year in the spring to review the nominations and select the honorees. The UWAA Board of Directors affirms the selections at its April board meeting. Shortly thereafter, the UW president calls the honorees to notify them of their awards. The honorees are recognized during Homecoming week in the fall. 

For more information, call UWAA Executive Director Keener Fry at (307) 766-4166 or email

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