Each year the Awards Committee solicits nominations for outstanding alumni in several categories. The committee meets each spring to determine the award winners, and those individuals are honored at an Awards Luncheon.
The Early Career Excellence Alumni Award
This award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and who are attaining notable success in their chosen profession.
The Rothermel Alumni Award
This award recognizes the notable and distinguished professional achievements of alumni who graduated from KU 16 or more years ago.
The Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award (formerly the Alumni Citation Award)
Nominations for the Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding and exceptional accomplishments in the life of an alumnus/a. It is the highest award presented by the KU Alumni Association. Nominations are divided into two categories:
1. Distinguished Professional Achievement - awarded for outstanding and exceptional attainments in life, which reflects substantial credit to the Individual and the University.
2. Distinguished Service - awarded to an Alumnus/a for outstanding and exceptional service to the Alumni Association and/or the University.
The Distinguished Honorary Alumni Award
Nominations for the Distinguished Honorary Alumni Award is presented to a respected individual who is not a KU graduate, but whose efforts have significantly contributed to the growth and development of Kutztown University.
The Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
This award is presented annually to one faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner which sets him or her apart from faculty colleagues. Any current full-time faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by anyone associated with Kutztown University: faculty members, administrators, staff, students and alumni. The award is presented during the opening Convocation of the fall semester. Download Nomination Form.
Senior Undergraduate Service and Leadership Awards
The Kutztown University Alumni Association seeks to recognize the service and leadership of outstanding senior students. Your organization is invited to nominate a senior for the Undergraduate Service and Leadership Awards, which will be presented at Spring commencement rehearsal. From the pool of candidates, the awards committee will additionally choose one outstanding student to receive the highest honor for Leadership.