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Alumni Awards

Every year, Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes the outstanding achievements of our alumni with the Alumni Awards. The winners are celebrated during Homecoming Weekend at the Best of Illinois Wesleyan Awards Ceremony. View past Alumni Award winners

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 years).

Loyalty Award

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 or 1-800-498-2586 for questions.