Our alumni are entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and difference makers.

Wingate University president Rhett Brown and a distinguished alumWith 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.

Do you know a standout Bulldog who deserves to be recognized for his/her achievements?

Held during Homecoming festivities, the Alumni Awards ceremony honors alumni in each of the following categories, and we need YOUR help to find the best candidates! Nominate a deserving alumnus/alumna here for one of the following awards:

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.


2017 Alumni Awards Nomination Form here; deadline is July 14th.

See a complete list of past honorees here.