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Distinguished Alumni Program

The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize IUP graduates who have achieved distinction through sustained performance in their fields or who have provided outstanding service to IUP.

It’s not possible to honor all of our outstanding alumni in a given year, but those selected are representative of all alumni whose professional achievements merit admiration and respect. Read more about some of our past winners in our Alumni Profiles. Also, find a list of winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Who’s Eligible?

Eligibility is open to graduates of the Indiana Normal School, Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana State College, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are outstanding in their chosen fields and have made contributions benefiting their profession, community, state, or nation.

How Are Alumni Chosen?

The awards committee of the IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors reviews all nominations and presents its recommendations to the board. Awards are presented each year at the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

How Can I Nominate Someone?

Forms are available through the IUP Alumni Relations office. Call us at 800-YES-2IUP (800-937-2487) or complete the IUP Distinguished Alumni nomination form. Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, students, friends of the university, or any IUP alumnus or alumna and must be received by August 31.

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Breezedale Alumni Center
    880 School Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7942
  • Fax: 724-357-7926
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.