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Graduates of Distinction Awards Nomination Information

The Alumni Association annually bestows these awards in three categories: 

Lifetime Achievement (alumni who have or will soon end their active careers)

Notable Achievement (alumni who are in the early to mid-point of their careers)

Incipiens Quercu (“beginning oak;” for our alumni who have graduated within the last decade or so and are demonstrating their commitment to ESF's environmental stewardship through their professional and/or volunteer work experience).

Nomination Form

You may also submit a paper nomination to the Graduate of Distinction Award Committee, c/o the Alumni Office (P.O. Box 6486, Syracuse, NY 13217). Please include the following material:

  1. The name of the person being nominated with current contact information (name, address, phone/email).
  2. The name of the person making the nomination along with their current contact information and a letter of support.
  3. A vita or resume of the nominee with up to five pages of supporting material.
  4. Copies of citations or awards from other groups and organizations.
  5. Any other material such as endorsements from colleagues, etc.

Please keep in mind that these awards are presented to those whose accomplishments might be considered "pioneering," whose work has positively affected society, or who are otherwise inspirational to students and fellow alumni. Recipients of this award are recognized at December Commencement.

Alumni may nominate themselves and should not hesitate to do so.

 The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2024.