Since 1986, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the university’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society, and enhance their communities.
Honorees are celebrated and presented their awards at our annual gala in April.
2023 Alumni Award Honorees
Who is eligible for nomination?
All UCR degreed alumni. Current members of the UCR Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.
Who can submit a nomination?
Alumni, friends, former award recipients, professional colleagues, and members of the UCR community are encouraged to submit nominations.
Self-nominations and nominations from family members will not be considered.
What is required of nominees?
The awardees must attend the UCR gala held in April. The awards may not be conferred in absentia; however, they may be granted posthumously.
Can an individual be nominated in multiple categories?
Nominations are accepted in multiple categories; however, the Awards Committee reserves the right to consider nominees for the category it deems most appropriate.
When should nominations be submitted?
Nominations for the Alumni Awards of Distinction are accepted year-round. Nominees not selected for the current year will remain on file for three years for future consideration. The same paperwork may be used for an additional two years before a new nomination is required. However, those who wish to submit new paperwork are welcome to do so.