This award shall be given to an individual who has given outstanding service to the University through recruiting, advocacy or faithful service, or who has given outstanding service to the community through involvement in civic endeavors, religious leadership, or philanthropic works. This award may be given to an individual who is not an alumnus of the University. While the desired outcome should be to select one recipient, a maximum of three (3) individuals may be selected to receive the Outstanding Service Award in any given year, with the understanding that no award shall be given unless a nominee meets the stated criteria.
Selection criteria for the Outstanding Service Award include, but are not limited to:
- Major influence over volunteers to serve in an advocacy role for the University or to a community.
- Outstanding contribution to a community via civic involvement, religious leadership or philanthropy or to the University through an ambassador/advocate role, a mentor role to a student, offering internships for students, recruitment efforts or some special service to a unit of the University.
Recipient need not be a graduate of the University or former student.
- Members of the Executive Board and current members of the University faculty and staff (including members of the staff of the Crawford Alumni Center) are not eligible for the awards. The Awards Committee of the ASSOCIATION reserves the right to change the category of a nomination if it deems necessary.
- All individuals selected to receive an award from the ASSOCIATION are required to accept the award in person, unless the award is given posthumously.
- The Executive Board shall have the exclusive right to select recipients for the awards given by the ASSOCIATION. While reserving the right not to participate in the selection process, the Vice-President of University Advancement and the President of the University have final approval over all of the award recipients.