Alumni Award Categories and Criteria
The Alumni and Honor Roll Awards are presented annually in May to graduates whose personal and professional attainment and service to the college and the community bring honor upon themselves and upon Rhode Island College.
John Nazarian Alumnus/Alumna of the Year
Rhode Island College graduate with outstanding service to the College and the Alumni Association as represented by their time, talent, or treasure.
Charles B. Willard Achievement Award
Graduate of the College, brought honor to the College by distinguished achievement in his/her field.
Alumni Service Award
Need not be a graduate of the College but has made a contribution to the College by giving time, talent, or resources; or an outstanding citizen who has made a contribution to the state, or nation which reflects ideals of service to humanity.
Alumni Faculty Award
Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. wide student commendation for exceptional competence in teaching, printed publication, initiative in research, development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).
Alumni Staff Award
Nominees need not be alumni of the College, but shall be employed by the College; made a unique contribution to the College (e.g. development of a new program, wide community recognition of quality of service to the community or campus).
Young Alumni Award
Graduated in the last 10 years from the College, and has made a contribution to the College, since graduation, by giving time, talent, or resources (e.g. mentor of current students or alumni, involvement or volunteer with a campus group or activities, providing internship opportunities to current students or job opportunities to recent graduates).
Alumni Honor Roll Award
The nominee must have graduated from a degree program at Rhode Island College at least five years prior to their nomination. The nominee should have achieved success in his/her career field and serve as a role model whose success demonstrates the value of a Rhode Island College degree. There will be one recipient selected from each school with the exception of Arts & Sciences, which will have three.