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Alumni of Distinction Nomination

Award Information
The Alumni of Distinction honor illustrates the great value of the academic experience at SUNY Oneonta and increases the pride alumni, students, staff, and faculty have for the college. Selected from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, these individuals must meet the criteria below:
In your nomination, please address the items listed below. Any additional information or documentation you would like to send to support your nomination is welcome, e.g., articles, biographical sketches, resumes, etc. These can be emailed with the subject line “Awards Nomination” to
1. Verify that your nominee has completed a bachelor's or master's degree at SUNY Oneonta
2. Include specific examples of how this person has made professional contributions in their field and/or communities and through their achievements bring distinction to themselves and the College
3. Include specific examples of how this person has demonstrated leadership, character, service, and philanthropic endeavors
4. Include specific examples of how this person has made significant impact in their area of expertise
5. Where applicable, include examples of when this person has been recognized by their peers and community
6. Made significant contributions to community through volunteerism or philanthropic giving and/or been an exemplary role model for others
7. All self-nominations require a letter of support from separate individual in addition to the written nomination noting the required criteria above.
8. Nominations must be complete and speak to all of the required criteria. Incomplete nominations will not be considered for this honor.
The Alumni Association committee reserves the right, but is not required, to request additional supporting information should this be necessary to make a determination.
Nominator Information
As the nominator, please tell us a little about yourself:
Relationship to nominee (if you're nominating yourself write "self")
- Provide a personal or professional reference if nominating yourself.
- Type the name of the reference below.
- Email a support letter to
- Please use "N/A" if this is not a self nomination.
Nominee Information
Please tell us about your nominee: