Distinguished Alumni Awards


Our UFV Alumni are doing incredible work at home and around the world.

Established in 2003, the UFV Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of our amazing alumni. The traditional Distinguished Alumni Award is conferred upon a graduate of the institution who has achieved outstanding distinction in career, educational achievement, or community service.

In 2012 the Young Distinguished Alumni Award was established, going to a graduate of UFV who is 35 years of age or younger and who has achieved outstanding distinction in the above categories.

Both awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional alumni, emphasizing the hard work of our alums across all ages and careers.


Nominators may be UFV employees, students, alumni, board members, or members of the community. Nominees shall not be individuals who have direct political, legal, or budgetary authority over UFV.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards normally must agree to attend the awards ceremonies to receive the award.

Nomination Package


You can read stories about recipients of this award here.