Alumni awards nominations

Calling all alumni, faculty, and professional colleagues of UMSI alumni. Nominate an outstanding alum for a UMSI alumni award! The awards will be presented at the alumni awards ceremony on Friday, October 12.


A. Distinguished Alumni Award
Purpose: To recognize and honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in the information professions. It is presented for the highest professional distinction.


  1. Recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the information professions or have made significant humanitarian contributions in the home, community, or to mankind in general over a sustained period of time.
  2. The individual must have received noteworthy recognition regionally, nationally, or internationally in his/her profession.
  3. Must be a graduate of UMSI.

B. Entrepreneurial and Innovation Alumni Award
Purpose: To recognize and honor alumni who have made significant contributions as entrepreneurs or innovators in the information professions.


  1. An entrepreneur has started a business or a nonprofit organization that provides services in the information professions or uses the information professions in new ways.
  2. An innovator has helped to create new fields of study or contributed to fundamental change in the information professions.
  3. Must be a graduate of UMSI.

Nominations and selection:

Nominations should include a short statement of the reasons for nomination, a current resume/CV, and any relevant news clippings or published papers.

The selection committee is appointed and chaired by the Alumni Society Board president and composed of two additional alumni and the UMSI assistant director of development and alumni relations.

Nominations are accepted via the online form or a printed form. Links to both are included below:

E-mail or mail printed form to:

Kelly Roan
Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations
4373 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

(734) 763-2281

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