Every year, Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes the outstanding achievement of
our alumni with the announcement of the Alumni Awards. The winners are celebrated
during Homecoming Weekend (October 1-3, 2021) at the Best of Illinois Wesleyan Awards
Ceremony. View past Alumni Award winners.
Nominations for 2021 are now closed
Distinguished Alumni Award
This award is presented to an alumnus/na who has made a distinguished contribution
to society, has achieved professional distinction, or has demonstrated civic leadership.
Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Named for Robert Montgomery '68 alumnus and former IWU Alumni Director. This award
recognizes young alumni for outstanding professional achievement, civic leadership,
or both. Nominees for this award should have graduated within the last decade (10
This award recognizes alumni who have benefited Illinois Wesleyan either through service
to the University, strong financial support, or both.
Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-498-2586 for questions.