Many graduates of Roger Williams University have brought extraordinary credit to their alma mater through both professional and personal achievements. The accomplishments of our alumni significantly benefit both society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity. Their actions communicate the dynamic excellence of a Roger Williams education and the importance of service as one of our core values.
To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, the Roger Williams Alumni Association has re-established the Alumni Awards program. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
We need your help to identify individuals who fit the criteria for the awards described below. Or perhaps you do! If so, please tell us more.
Nominations for these awards should include a statement justifying the individual’s candidacy and any other supporting documentation describing career highlights, honors and awards, publications and/or media coverage. Nominees for all awards must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree at Roger Williams University or College; or an Associate’s degree from Roger Williams Junior College.
Alumni award recipients are selected by the Awards Committee. The Committee has the privilege of consultation with members of the Alumni Association and the faculty, but are free to act independently. Alumni award winners will be announced on the alumni webpage. All winners must be present to receive their award on Saturday afternoon.
The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award
This award recognizes a graduate for significant long-term success in personal and professional achievements who has made outstanding contributions to his/her profession and has rendered distinguished service to the public welfare, thus honoring Roger Williams University and the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Service Award
This award recognizes a graduate for outstanding service to Roger Williams University. His or her voluntary contributions, either directly or through activity in the Alumni Association, shall have been over and beyond the normal call of duty.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
This award recognizes a recent graduate for significant short-term accomplishments who, in his/her first ten years since graduation, has made outstanding contributions to his or her chosen profession and has rendered distinguished service to the public welfare, thus honoring Roger Williams University and the Alumni Association.
The Class Leadership Award
This award recognizes the members of a class for extraordinary leadership,organization and support of Roger Williams University. It is presented annually to honor an outstanding reunion class that encourages exceptional participation and meaningful engagement with the life of the University.