Alumni Awards and Recognition

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Honor our 2020 Alumni Award Winners

Join us Thursday, November 5 to help us honor our award-winning alumni, honorary alumni, and students active in our alumni association. 

Look for registration details in the alumni newsletter. We'll also send you details via email.

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Nominations for 2021 Awards

Nominate alumni who have improved our world, served our institute, and made us all proud to be associated with Rose-Hulman. Also, nominate honorary alumni and exceptional future alumni.

We're accepting 2021 Alumni Award Nominations now.

2020 Award Winners

Honor Alumni: George Rodibaugh (ME, '73); Mike McEvoy (CS, '75)

Career Achievement: Rick Henthorn (BIOE, '73); Kevin Rees (ME, '81); Gregory R. "Chip" Stein (ME, '87); David Urbanek (ME, '88)

Distinguished Young Alumni: Chad Conway (ME, '12); Tom Foulkes (EE/MA, '15); Michael Schoumacher (ME, '10); Benjamin Seibert (CPE, '10)

Honorary Alumni: Dr. Diane Evans (Professor of Engineering Management); Mike Fulk (Machine Shop and Engine Lab Technician, Mechanical Engineering)

Collegian Rose: Brian C. Dougherty, Director of Rose-Hulman Ventures (EE, '93)

Rachel M. Romas Association of Future Alumni Award: Seiji Takagi, Senior Mathematics Major

Alumni awards & recognition

Career Achievement Awards

The Career Achievement Award honors alumni whose achievements in their professional field(s) have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the institute and benefit to their communities (public or professional). Alumni who’ve graduated twenty or more years ago are eligible. Alumni, faculty and staff are allowed and encouraged to submit nominations. 

Collegian Rose Award

The Collegian Rose Award honors alumni employees who, through their work, have elevated the institute’s mission, strengthened the bridge between the alumni and campus communities and have proven themselves to be an advocate for lifelong relationships with the institute. All Rose-Hulman employees who are alumni are eligible. Alumni, faculty and staff are allowed and encouraged to submit nominations. 

Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Young Alumni Award honors graduates of the last decade who have achieved significant success in their first ten years after graduation in the areas of professional achievement, community service, and commitment to their alma mater. All graduates of the last decade are eligible. Alumni, faculty and staff are allowed and encouraged to submit nominations. 

Honor Alumni Awards

The Honor Alumni Award recognizes exceptional alumni achievement in any field, vocational and/or voluntary. Graduates of all class years are eligible. Recipients of this award are alumni who have attained and maintained extremely high stations in their chosen fields of endeavor and in their service to society. Due to its remarkable value as the institute’s highest alumni award, it is given sparingly. Alumni, faculty and staff are allowed and encouraged to submit nominations.

Honorary Alumni Awards

The Honorary Alumni Award honors one staff and one faculty member each year who display prodigious commitment to the institute, a selfless spirit, and dedication to the betterment of their respective department as well as to their own professional undertakings. All Rose-Hulman faculty and staff are eligible. Alumni, faculty and staff are allowed and encouraged to submit nominations.

Rachel M. Romas Student Alumni Association Award

The Rachel M. Romas Association of Future Alumni Award was established in 2017 to recognize outstanding AFA members who display high character, great achievement in academics and institute initiatives, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities in their future life as an alumnus. The award is named for Rachel M. Romas who served as Alumni Relations Coordinator and Advisor to the AFA from 2015-2017. All AFA members are eligible. All Association of Future Alumni Board members and general members may submit a nomination to the AFA advisor.

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