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 at the 'Best of Illinois Wesleyan' awards reception. View past Alumni Award winners

Nominations for the 2020 Alumni Awards 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 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 iwualum@iwu.edu or 1-800-498-2586 for questions.