Alumni Association Award Criteria

ALUMNUS (ALUMNA) OF THE YEAR AWARD

The candidate must:

  • have held a baccalaureate degree from Cedarville University for at least ten years.
  • have demonstrated significant outstanding contribution to his or her profession and/or avocation.
  • have exhibited significant financial and/or other concern for the development of Cedarville University.
  • have cultivated an evident pursuit of Christ-centered thinking and daily lifestyle.
  • have an evident dedication to developing the mind of Christ in others.

HONORARY ALUMNUS (ALUMNA) AWARD

The candidate must:

  • have maintained a quality association with Cedarville University for at least ten years.
  • have evidenced a personal commitment to excellence in specific areas of his or her life and service.
  • have rendered distinguished service to Cedarville University, its programs, and/or its students or graduates.
  • have cultivated an evident pursuit of Christ-centered thinking and daily lifestyle.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The candidate must be an alumnus(a) of Cedarville University, and must:

  • have maintained a quality association with Cedarville University for approximately ten years, (or less as appropriate).
  • have rendered distinguished service to Cedarville University, its programs, and/or its students in the form of significant financial aid, time and/or talent, or any combination thereof.
  • have evidenced a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, exhibiting a servant's spirit.

YOUNG ALUMNUS (ALUMNA) OF THE YEAR AWARD

The candidate must:

  • have graduated from the University within the ten years from the date the Award is scheduled to be presented.
  • have made an outstanding contribution to his/her avocation or occupation.
  • have made such an accomplishment which demonstrates an enthusiasm or vigor which typifies and represents the spirit of both students and recent graduates.
  • have exhibited a significant concern for and contribution to the development and success of Cedarville University following their graduation.
  • have made such accomplishments while maintaining a Christ-honoring perspective in every aspect of their lives.

THE ALUMNI IMPACT AWARD

The candidate must:

  • have graduated from the University.
  • be nominated by a Cedarville University student.
  • have had significant impact on current Cedarville University student(s).
  • have an ongoing relationship with Cedarville University.

DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD

Purpose: To recognize Cedarville University educators who have exhibited throughout their career, truly exceptional performance in the areas of teaching, research, student development, leadership, and service.

Any full-time faculty member on a regular contract who:

  • has been a faculty member at Cedarville University for a minimum of five years, or
  • has been a faculty member at Cedarville University for a minimum of three years and has been a professional Christian educator for at least ten years.

Unless awarded to a retiring faculty member, the honoree must be under contract when the award is presented. The council will look for evidence of outstanding performance, by each candidate, in more than one of the following areas:

  • Teaching - classroom innovation, student rating, peer rating, feedback from alumni
  • Research - publications, oral presentations, other written material
  • Student Development - advising/counseling contact with students, college-related ministries
  • Leadership - course development, reputation, off-campus involvements
  • Service - college involvements, church activities, professional associations
  • Other - may include curriculum vitae, copies of publications, letters of recommendation, evidence of acquisition of external funding for research, etc.

Because of the uniquely Christian emphasis and mission of the University, it should be demonstrated that the honoree has consistently integrated his/her disciplines with a Christian world-view, and has demonstrably contributed both to the intellectual and spiritual development of his/her students.

ONE ANOTHER MINDSET AWARD

The candidate must:

  • have made efforts significant to helping CU generate forward movement on engaging culture through a biblical one another mindset.
  • have personal character and a public testimony that exemplifies a biblical worldview.
  • have maintained positive involvement with Cedarville for at least three years before his or her nomination. *
  • have at least two years of positive involvement with specific cultural engagement activities.
  • have a Cedarville University degree/certifcate. *

*Unless the candidate's one another mindset efforts are significant enough that the council considers them deserving of the award.