Alumni Awards Nomination Form

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Association annually bestows the following awards upon alumni to celebrate professional accomplishment and service to the community, church and Wesleyan. The annual nomination deadline is February 28. All nominations received after each year’s deadline will be considered for the following year’s honors.

In an effort to recognize the most deserving individuals in the appropriate category, the College reserves the right to amend the category chosen for each nominee. Nominees will never be removed, just relocated to a more fitting category. Nominees who are submitted for more than one category will be placed in the most suitable category for their accomplishments/service. 

Nominees will remain in the pool until their expiration (5 years after nomination) or recognition. 

The awards are:

Outstanding Alumnus/a
The award recognizes sustained significant support to the college, the church, and/or the community.

Alumni Achievement Award
This award recognizes alumni who have achieved a level of eminence within their professional field of endeavor to have gained distinction for themselves and/or Kentucky Wesleyan.

Roy Pickerill ’75 Alumni Service Award
The Alumni Service Award is intended to honor those alumni who most clearly represent the Spirit of Kentucky Wesleyan.

Outstanding Young Graduate
This award is presented to a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College within the past 10 years who has distinguished him/herself through professional or personal achievement, has displayed outstanding leadership in their profession and community.

Gus E. Paris Distinguished Service Award
Named for long-time faculty and staff member, Gus Paris, this award honors members of the faculty or staff or any non-alumnus/a for outstanding contributions and/or distinguished service to the college.

Honorary Alumnus/a
The Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Association grants the status of Honorary Alumnus/a to individuals with a distinguished record of service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of the College and its organizations and boards. The recipient is a true friend of the institution and is granted official status as a member of the Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Association.

Outstanding Alumnus/a of the Arts
The Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Association introduced the Outstanding Alumni of the Arts Award in 2022. This award recognizes alumni who have achieved a level of distinction within the arts and shared their talents with their communities. 

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please complete the form below. The deadline for nominations is February 28.

  • Include the name and class year of your nominee (if known)
  • Award descriptions are included above
  • This helps us make sure they are submitted for the correct award.
  • This information will not be shared, but allows us the opportunity to clarify anything in your submission if necessary.
  • By providing your email, you can help expedite the submission process.