Alumni Awards

Acknowledging individuals who have honored the Monmouth mission through their work, service and contributions to society.

Every Homecoming Weekend, the Alumni Board recognizes members of the College community who have brought notable distinction to themselves in their careers or professions, who have served Monmouth well, and who inspired others to succeed.

To nominate an individual for an award, complete the alumni award nomination form found on each award page. A nomination remains on file for three years and all nominations are due by December 31 for consideration for the following calendar year. 

Hall of Achievement

The highest honor bestowed by Monmouth College, the Hall of Achievement was founded in 1992 by the Ralph Whiteman ’52 family to encourage current and future students to aspire for excellence in their lives and careers. By recognizing the achievements of a select group of successful alumni, the award’s primary goals are: to honor exemplary achievements by graduates from all disciplines; to recognize the contributions of faculty and staff in preparing these recipients for success; and to promote awareness and pride among all members of the College community about the achievements of its alumni. 

Distinguished Alumnus

The Distinguished Alumnus award is given by the Alumni Board to recognize the exceptional achievements of an alumnus/a who has distinguished him/herself through outstanding contributions and/or accomplishments in his/her chosen field. In addition, the recipient must have exhibited leadership qualities and/or evidence of civic, cultural or charitable involvement.

Distinguished Service

Given by the Alumni Board, the Distinguished Service award recognizes outstanding service to the College by alumni, parents or friends. 

Family of the Year

Selected by the Alumni Board of and presented annually to a family for their consistent and sustained involvement with and support for the College over several generations. The Family of the Year exemplifies qualities toward which Monmouth students should aspire — commitment to service, leadership and academic achievement. 

Young Alumnus

Given by the Alumni Board to recognize exceptional achievements of a Young Alumnus/a for his/her significant contributions, accomplishments and/or demonstrated promise in his/her chosen field. The recipient must have exhibited leadership qualities and/or evidence of civic, cultural or charitable involvement. The award is given to an alumnus/a who is 35 years of age or younger. 

Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching

Jerry Hatch ’57 generously funded three annual faculty awards. One — the Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching — provides recognition to a current faculty member for exemplary teaching and making a difference in their students’ lives. Alumni are encouraged to nominate a professor or instructor who had a major impact on their experience at Monmouth and their future success.

The Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching recognizes faculty members for outstanding teaching; assistance to students outside of class; mentoring; guiding students with individual projects; and/or advising extracurricular activities. Recipients are uniquely able to engage students in their courses and build relationships that go beyond the classroom. These faculty are role models and mentors, helping students achieve their highest potential. Through interactions with these faculty members, students gain a wider view of the world and a deeper sense of their ability to contribute to society. 

Order of Omega Fraternity and Sorority Hall of Fame

A portion of the purpose statement of Order of Omega is: “To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest.” Influenced by the direct correlation to this portion of our founding purpose, the Delta Lambda Chapter of Order of Omega established this recognition program to honor alumni who have achieved top success within their professional area and have given back to their communities. The following are requirements for the Order of Omega Hall of Fame:

  • All nominees should have graduated at a minimum of 10 years ago from nominating year.
  • Nominees must have been a member of a fraternity or sorority during their undergraduate experience.
  • Should be considered a leader within their chosen profession.
  • Involvement in their professional/civic activities.
  • Involvement in their local/national fraternity post-graduation is also considered.

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