Recognition Awards Criteria

One of the most important duties of the Whitman College Alumni Association is to recognize alumni who exemplify outstanding achievement in their careers, communities, or through service to Whitman College. Awards will be presented during Reunion Weekends each year. Tell us about an outstanding Whittie today!

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some of the Alumni Recognition Awards Recipients

The Alumni Association Board reserves the right to consider nominees for award categories that may be more fitting. Preference may be given to nominations from Reunion class years. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2014.


View criteria for awards in these categories:
Alumnus of Merit Award
Gordon Scribner Award
Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni
Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement
Faculty Award for Service
Whitman College Athletics Hall of Fame

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The Alumnus of Merit Award is the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows on an alumnus of Whitman College. This award is given to alumni who have (1) achieved distinction in their chosen field, or (2) rendered outstanding service to their community, or (3) rendered outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Whitman College. Members of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Overseers, and the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association are eligible three years after their last term has been served.  Alumnus of Merit Award 2013

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Gordon Scribner '42

The Gordon Scribner Award for Distinguished Service was created to honor Gordon Scribner '42, former dean of students and director of alumni upon his retirement. The award is given by the Alumni Association to persons who have made a major contribution of volunteer time and effort to Whitman College over an extended period of time and possess the ability to inspire. Any alumnus/alumna or friend of the College is eligible for this award. There are no restrictions regarding board involvement. Gordon Scribner Award 2013

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Pete Reid '49

The Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni is given by the Alumni Association to someone whose youthful exuberance is demonstrated daily toward his or her career, community, and Whitman College as exemplified by Pete Reid '49, in his service to the College. This award is limited to graduates of the last ten years.* Standards for recognition include outstanding recognition in his or her career or field of work or outstanding commitment in service to others, and a demonstrated commitment to Whitman College. Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni 2013

* Candidates previously nominated will remain under consideration for a minimum of five years, at which time the Alumni Association reserves the right to remove those nominees or transfer them to another, more appropriate awards category.

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Sally Rodgers '63

The Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement is given to an individual who graduated from Whitman College over 50 years ago and whose life exemplifies the qualities of a liberal arts education. This award will be given every other year and presented at the 50-Plus Reunion. Sally Rodgers Award for Lifelong Achievement 2013

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Whitman College logoThe Whitman College Alumni Association Faculty Award for Service is given yearly to a faculty member who has distinguished himself/herself in service to the Alumni Association. Although this service may take any number of forms, the underlying theme involves strengthening and maintaining ties between the College and its alumni. Examples of service include participation in alumni gatherings, both on and off campus, and assistance in the planning and implementation of alumni events. Faculty Award for Service 2013

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Whitman College Athletics LogoWhitman College Athletics Hall of Fame induction is the highest honor given to former Whitman student-athletes and coaches. The award is administered by the Athletics Department in cooperation with an Executive Board of the Hall of Fame; members of this Board are former Whitman student-athletes and coaches. Read more about these awards.

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