Alumni Recognition Awards

The 2017 Alumni Recognition Award winners (L-R), Dr. Chris Markwood (president, Columbus State University), Eric Thomas, Bobby Peters, Dennis Neal, Joel Baker, and Sommer Bundy (president, CSU Alumni Association). 

At the annual Alumni Recognition Awards hosted each year during Homecoming, the CSU Alumni Association recognizes several deserving alumni in five areas. 

Criteria for Alumni Recognition Awards

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award is given to alumni who have graduated in the last 15 years in recognition of a commitment to excellence in post-collegiate life and a significant or ongoing commitment to extraordinary work, research, volunteerism or service to Columbus State University

Alumni Service Award

This award honors an alumnus that has rendered outstanding voluntary service to the Columbus State University Alumni Association and/or the University

Excellence in Alumni Achievement

This award honors prominent alumni with records of exceptional career or personal achievement.

Distinguished Alumnus in Military/Public Service Award

The award recognizes CSU alumni who are active duty, veterans, or in public service (i.e. law enforcement, firefighter, EMT, etc.) who have brought distinction in their area of service to our country or community and in turn brings distinction to our University. 

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Award

This award highlights contributions made to the Alumni Association by a current CSU Faculty or Staff member.

CSU College of Education and Health Professions Hall of Fame

This year marks the inaugural year for inductees from the fields of both Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University. Selections will be made by the Selection Committee based on nominations received from anyone interested in nominating an individual in either field.

The criteria for the COEHP Hall of Fame that will determine selection are:

  • Nominees must have earned a degree or certification endorsement from CSU.
  • Nominees must have been active in their chosen field for minimum of 15 years.
  • Nominees must have made extraordinary contributions to the profession as demonstrated by their nomination form.
  • Posthumous awards may be granted without filling out the second portion of the form
  • Please click HERE to submit a nominee for the COEHP Hall of Fame

Nomination & Presentation process for all awards, excluding the COEHP Hall of Fame

  • Nominations may be submitted by the July 31st deadline by anyone interested in CSU.
  • Nomination forms are available online by clicking here.
  • If a suitable recipient is found, the award will be presented at the Alumni Recognition Awards luncheon hosted during Homecoming.
  • Please click HERE to submit a nominee

For a list of previous award honorees, please click here.

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