Our alumni are entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and difference makers.

With our annual Alumni Awards, Wingate University recognizes excellence in leadership and the important contributions of our graduates, both to their professions and to their communities.

This year, we will honor our Alumni Award recipients at Homecoming on Friday, October 19 at the Blue Carpet Gala. Coupled with this year’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, the dinner and awards ceremony will celebrate the achievements of all of these great alumni. The nomination deadline is June 29, 2018; click below to nominate a worthy alum!


Alumni Award Criteria

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has a minimum of 15 years work experience and demonstrates the highest level of professional achievement in his or her particular field. The winner of the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award also upholds, to the highest degree, the University’s values of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. The recipient should be recognized as truly distinguished and maintain the highest level of respect from his/her colleagues and peers.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has less than 15 years of work experience and demonstrates the highest level of professional achievement in his or her particular field. The winner of the Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award also upholds, to the highest degree, the University’s values of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. The recipient should be recognized as truly distinguished and maintain the highest level of respect from his/her colleagues and peers.

Alumni Excellence in Service Award

This award honors an alumnus/alumna who diligently works to uphold the University’s value of service. Recipients of this award have a track record of service to their campus community and beyond, demonstrating an understanding of the importance of service to humanity. The winner of the Excellence in Service Award should be recognized by his/her peers as a community leader with a steadfast commitment to serving others.

Champion of Diversity Award

This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and awareness for under-represented populations in their community and/or profession. This award winner recognizes the benefits of diversity in strengthening the fabric of his/her community and creating opportunities which foster cultural growth. This individual should embody the idea of a philanthropist and a connector for the populations which he/she serves.


See a complete list of past honorees here.