Group Awards

Since 1943, the University of Arizona Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni and friends with distinguished awards. Our goal is to recognize college alumni councils and advisory boards for outstanding achievement and/or service to the University of Arizona, their colleges, the Arizona Alumni Association, and their communities.

Group college awards offered by the University of Arizona Alumni Association

  • University of Arizona College Alumni Council or Advisory Board Award of Excellence
  • University of Arizona College Alumni Council or Advisory Boards Red and Blue Award

Nominations

All nominations must be submitted pursuant to the Awards Program deadlines that can be found hereA nomination must include the completed application form and required supporting documents. 

Cost to participate: $100 per award to help underwrite the processing, citation and award fabrication. 

Group awards nomination form 

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Judging

The Arizona Alumni Association Governing Board's awards and recognition committee reviews the nominees for each award and makes the final selection. It is then subject subject to approval of the Arizona Alumni Association Governing Board. 

The Arizona Alumni Association reserves the right to suggest alternate awards based on a nominee’s qualifications.

Notification

Upon approval, award recipients are notified via congratulatory letter from the vice president of alumni relations and president of the Arizona Alumni Association. The nominating individual or organization and the affiliated college are sent a copy of the letter.

For more information, contact:
Kristen Fought 
Project Specialist, Collaborations and Stewardship  
520-626-3835
800-232-8278


Please note: The University of Arizona Alumni Association reserves the right to determine the number of awards given, and to suggest alternate venues for presentation of awards. The Arizona Alumni Association awards and recognition staff members are eager to work with the nominating individual or entity to facilitate an appropriate venue for presentation of the award, including Arizona Alumni Association participation in the award ceremony. We also will assist in disseminating award publicity.

Award categories for group awards

University of Arizona College Alumni Council Award of Excellence
University of Arizona College Advisory Board Award of Excellence — est. 2000

The University of Arizona College Alumni Council Award of Excellence or UA College Advisory Board Award of Excellence is presented to the alumni councils or advisory boards of colleges that have distinguished themselves in the following ways, which must be detailed on the nomination form.

  • Have current elected or appointed officers and board members
  • Maintain bylaws or a mission statement
  • During the previous academic year, have:
    • Held a minimum of two board meetings
    • Held a minimum of two college alumni/outreach events
    • Maintained communication links with its college dean or dean's designee
    • Maintained communication with the University of Arizona Alumni Association

Form of award: Certificate for each board member
Time of award: Special event to be determined between nominator and Arizona Alumni Association
Number of awards: One per academic year
 

University of Arizona College Alumni Council Red and Blue Award
University of Arizona College Advisory Board Red and Blue Award — est. 2000

The University of Arizona College Alumni Council Red and Blue Award or University of Arizona College Advisory Board Red and Blue Award is selected by the president of the Arizona Alumni Association and given to the alumni council or college advisory board that has provided the most distinguished service to its college and the university during the previous academic year.

The college alumni council or advisory board must meet the minimum requirements of University of Arizona College Alumni Council Award of Excellence or UA College Advisory Board Award of Excellence. In addition, selection is based on consideration of the following criteria, which must be detailed on the nomination form.

  • Number and quality of written communications to the college’s alumni
  • Number and quality of alumni programs, projects, and events, including local alumni involvement
  • Participation in the college's homecoming activities, including number and quality of events
  • Number and quality of active communication links with its college dean or dean's designee
  • Number and quality of active communication links with the Arizona Alumni Association
Form of award: Plaque or other form of recognition agreed upon between the Arizona Alumni Association and the college.
Time of award: Special event to be determined between nominator and Arizona Alumni Association
Number of awards: One per academic year