Submission Guidelines

  • The deadline for the 2022 awards cycle is Nov. 7, 2021
  • Nominations will be held in consideration for three years.
  • Please complete as much of the nomination form as possible
  • Nominators need not be affiliated with Willamette.
  • Please see full criteria here.

Nomination Forms

With your nomination, you enable the dedicated volunteers of the Alumni Board of Directors' Membership and Awards Committee to review nominees through a common process. 

Please select the appropriate form below:

The Sparks Medallion

The Sparks Medallion recognizes graduates whose lifetime loyalty and service to Willamette reflect the ideals of one of the University's most devoted alumni, Lestle J. Sparks, Class of 1919.

Distinguished Alumni Citation

Many of Willamette's graduates have made waves in their own ways — these awards showcase them.

Young Alumni Leadership Award

The Young Alumni Leadership Award is given to recent graduates  who have already made noteworthy contributions to their communities, their industry or their causes. 

  • Innovative Achievement Nomination Form. Awarded to an alum who attended Willamette in the past 10 years in recognition of significant achievements in entrepreneurship, leadership or innovation since graduating from Willamette. 
  • Service to Willamette Nomination Form. Awarded to an alum who attended Willamette in the past 10 years for going beyond the call of duty to demonstrate commitment to the Willamette community.

About the Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards are bestowed by the Alumni Board of Directors. Announcement of award recipients takes place in May, and the awards ceremony is held in June each year during Alumni Reunion Weekend.

If you have questions or comments, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

Nominee Information
Nominee Name is required.

Attach any additional documents, including the nominee's curriculum vitae, resume, letters of recommendation, magazine or newspaper clippings, or relevant articles. If you have more than one document to attach, email the remainder of materials to

Please provide names and contact information of others who are in support of this nomination. If your are nominating an alumnus/alumna for the Young Alumni Leadership Award, please provide two references (one professional, one from faculty or staff).
Your Information
Nominator Name is required.
Nominator Email is required.

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