Alumni Awards

The GCU Office of Alumni Relations recognizes distinguished alumni, students and athletes who personify the University’s commitment to excellence and service bringing notoriety to them and to their alma mater.

Many GCU graduates go on to achieve outstanding achievements in their chosen careers and personal lives. Alumni and students also assume leadership roles through volunteering their time to the University. We would like to spotlight these accomplished individuals during Reunion/ Homecoming Weekend.

To nominate an alumni/us for one of the following, download and complete the pdf form and return to the Office of Alumni Relations, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 by July 14, 2017.

The GCU Alumni Awards are:

 

Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

 

This award recognizes the alumna/us with distinguished history over a lifetime of leadership, shared vision and extraordinary service to Georgian Court University and the community. Click here to nominate.

  • In what ways has the candidate served the University and its alumni?
  • Has this service spanned decades?
  • In what ways has this service been truly extraordinary?
  • How has this service benefited the institution?
  • What is the scope and/or depth of the candidate's involvement in volunteer service beyond GCU?

Alumni Service Award

 

This award is given to the alumna/us who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and service to the University. Click here to nominate.

  • Does the candidate serve as a Class or Affinity Agent, Alumni council member/committee chair/officer?
  • Does the candidate volunteer and participate in Alumni events (such as Reunion/ Homecoming, service projects, open houses, day of giving, etc.)?
  • Does the candidate volunteer, organize or participate in regional alumni activities, student activities, or campus administrative tasks?

 

Distinguished Alumni Award

 

This awarded is presented to the alumna/us who has excelled in their chosen field and has exercised exemplary qualities through career achievement.This award honors an individual whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities. Click here to nominate.

  •        What are the unique professional achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and to Georgian Court University?
  •        What are the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrates a benefit to the larger community?
  •        What professional competencies have lead to success and/ or contributions in their field?
  •        How has the individual’s innovations or research lead to advancement of their profession/ field?
  •        Has the individual received any awards and/ or accolades in their profession/ field?

 

Blue and Gold Award

 

This award is presented to a friend of Georgian Court University that displays exemplary leadership and/ or service to GCU by a non- alumnus/a. Click here to nominate.

  • Does the individual exercise the mission of Georgian Court University through service to the University in their personal or professional life?
  • Does the individual go above and beyond to better the University, one of its programs, services or students?
  • Is the individual a pioneer in their profession or community while exuding the spirit and ideals of Georgian Court University?

 

Young Alumni Award

 

This award acknowledges and encourages service to the University by alumni age 35 and under that exhibit outstanding achievements in promoting the University through volunteer support of and activities. Click here to nominate.

  • Did the candidate achieve an exceptional level of service while balancing the demands of being a recent graduate?
  • Does the candidate serve as a Class or Affinity Agent, Alumni council member/committee chair/officer?
  • Does the candidate volunteer and participate in Alumni events (such as Reunion/ Homecoming, service projects, open houses, day of giving, etc.)?
  • Does the candidate volunteer, organize or participate in regional alumni activities, student activities, or campus administrative tasks?
  • What life achievements contribute to the candidate being a pillar in the community?

Outstanding Senior Award

The Outstanding Senior Award is awarded to the Julia Blake Alumni Award recipient from May Commencement. The Julia Blake Alumni Award is presented to the senior who has best displayed outstanding loyalty and service during the student’s GCU years. 

Sportsmanship Award

This award chosen through GCU Athletics recognizes the graduating senior athlete that has, through their actions in the competitive arena of intercollegiate athletics, demonstrated good sportsmanship and citizenship in the Mercy tradition. The Sportsmanship Award will be determined through GCU Athletics and acknowledged during the Alumni Awards Brunch.

Calling all Lions:

Do you know someone whose professional and volunteer accomplishments deserve to be recognized? Or do you know of an alumna or alumnus or student whose accomplishments should be spotlighted? Please tell us about them.

The deadline for submission this year is July 14. Student recipients are honored during commencement and Student Athletes during annual awards banquet. All recipients (student, athletic and alumni) are honored at Alumni Awards Brunch during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 732- 987-2454 or via email at alumni@georgian.edu.