Alumni Awards

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 (September 23-25, 2022) at the Best of Illinois Wesleyan Awards Ceremony. View past Alumni Award winners

Nominations are open for the 2022 awards. Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2022.

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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.