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Distinguished Awards

Now accepting nominations for 2014 Distinguished Awards.

2012 Extravaganza Awards

To Nominate someone for a 2014 Distinguished Award, click here 2014 Distinguished Award Nomination Form (PDF). 

Clarion University Distinguished Awards
Descriptions and criteria

·         Distinguished Alumni: Established in 1966, this award recognizes alumni who, over an extended period of time and/or through a singular achievement, have achieved exemplary success in their own field, extraordinary service to Clarion, their community, state, nation or all of humanity. Through their citizenship, service and caring and generous spirit, they have personified qualities and character for all Clarion students and graduates to emulate. Up to three awards can be given each year.

 ·         Distinguished Venango College Alumni: Established in 1990, this award is presented by the Venango College Distinguished Alumni Award Committee to former campus students with a minimum of 30 credits. They may have been supportive of and brought favorable attention to Venango College through their professional accomplishments and extraordinary service to community and/or humanity.

 ·         Distinguished Faculty: Established in 1966, this award recognizes Clarion University faculty members for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and leadership. Recipients have a dedication and commitment to their profession, a record of professional development and growthand demonstrate care for and are an inspiration to their students. They may be well known in and out of the classroom and are supportive of Clarion University.

·         Distinguished Volunteer : Established in 1995, this award is presented to any individual (who may or may not qualify as alumni and faculty) who has given time, talent, and/or resources to the university. They will have made contributions to the university that have a significant influence on the university community and/or or have a record of extraordinary volunteer service and be actively involved with Clarion University.

     Access the links below for detailed information on past award recipients and information on the awards process. If you need guidance on how to submit a nomination, or have questions about the Distinguished Awards, please contact the alumni office.

Past Award Recipients :: Complete a nomination form (PDF) for 2014.