Annual Alumni Awards
2016 Alumni Award Nominations Open Now!
The Alumni Awards are one of the longest-standing traditions on the CU-Boulder campus and being a part of that history is easy: Nominate a deserving Buff for one of our awards! Nominations are now open through Monday, April 4.
A ceremony honoring awardees will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. If your nominee is selected as an award winner, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony and a special reception with Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano.
Congratulations to our 2015 Alumni Award Winners!
More than 350 alumni and friends joined us for the 86th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 15. The evening brought together Forever Buffs from all over the country and was filled with inspiring stories and lasting memories. This was truly a special evening to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible CU-Boulder alumni, faculty, staff and students. Thanks to all who joined us for the special evening!
If you were unable to attend the ceremony, take a look at our photo gallery and watch the inspiring videos about each of our award winners below.
Questions about the Alumni Awards? Contact Brennan Jones.
George Norlin Award
Jimmy Calano (Mktg'78): Pioneer in the professional development industry
Pamela Drew (Math'85, MCompSci'87, PhD'91): Aerospace and defense information systems expert
Bill Marolt (Bus'67): Legendary CU and U.S. Ski Team leader
Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
Meshach Rhoades (Law'04): Renowned attornety and selfless mentor
Evan Thomas (Aero, Jour, MAero'06, PhD'09): Innovative engineer, proffessor and humanitarian
Alumni Recognition Award
Nan Joesten (ChemEngr'82): Tireless CU-Boulder champion
Joe Neguse (Econ, PolSci'05, Law'09): Elected official and distinguished attorney
Robert L. Stearns Award
Adam Bradley: Accomplished scholar and author
Dave Plati (Jour'82): CU Sports Information guru
Steven Pollock: Groundbreaking physics education professor
Forever Buffs Student Award
Paris Ferribee (Comm, Mktg ex'16): Steadfast advocate for diversity
Juedon Kebede (Comm'15): Exemplary student representative