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Pitt-Johnstown Distinguished Alumni Award

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.  If you know of an alum who has distinguished him/herself with individual achievements, leadership in his/her profession, service to the community, and loyalty to Pitt-Johnstown, then submit a nomination!  This award is the highest honor that Pitt-Johnstown bestows upon its alumni...of which there are now more than 20,000!

Purpose of Award
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown's Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of Pitt-Johnstown alumni for their:  individual achievements, leadership in their professions, service to their community, and loyalty to their alma mater.  This award is the highest honor that the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown bestows upon its alumni.  It has been created to celebrate the excellence and achievement of the more than 20,000 alumni of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Candidates must have earned a bachelor's or associate's degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Candidates may also have earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh after completing two years of study at Pitt-Johnstown during a period when 4-year degrees were not available at the Johnstown campus).  Current employees of the University of Pittsburgh, and current members of the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible for the award.  There is no limit placed on the number of nominations that can be submitted for an individual, however, an individual can receive the award only once.  Nominations will remain active for a period of two years (nominations submitted for the 2011 and 2012 awards will automatically be considered for the 2013 award).

Nomination Process
Nominations for this award may be made by any member of the University community, including alumni, faculty, staff, and Advisory Board members.  Any person wishing to nominate an individual for the award should submit a nomination packet, which must include the following:

  • completed nomination form,
  • cover letter explaining why the candidate should be considered for the award, and
  • details on awards, certificates, or other recognition received by the nominee.  Additionally, news clipping and a resume/CV can be included.

Candidates should not be informed of their nomination for this award.

Selection Process
All nominations will be reviewed by a committee established by the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association (all members of the committee must be active members of the Alumni Association).  The committee will then submit the top five candidates to the President of Pitt-Johnstown, the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, and the President of the Alumni Association for the final decision. 

The nomination deadline is Friday, August 16, 2013.

Last Reviewed: June 1, 2013