Alumnus/a of the Year

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award is given annually in recognition of an alumnus who brings honor to the Alumni Association and George Mason University through their professional or personal achievement, outstanding service to the community, involvement in the life of the University, and recognition with awards and honors. Click here to view past recipients.
  1. Service to the university community and society
  2. Involvement in the life of George Mason University
  3. Professional, civic, educational, and/or honorary groups
  4. Leadership
  5. Career achievements and professional impact
  6. Community, national or international distinction
Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 awards is Monday, Nov. 21. Resume and/or biography of the nomineeNominating statement that addresses the specified criteria (Nominating statements should be no more than two pages typewritten.) A maximum of three supporting letters for each nomination Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are ineligible for the award, and previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Alumnus/a of the Year Award. 

Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award is given by the Alumni Association in recognition of an alumnus/a who has provided outstanding service to the University and community. Click here to view past recipients.
  1. Service to the university and community
  2. Involvement in the life of George Mason University.
  3. Professional, civic, educational, and/or honorary groups
  4. Special honors and recognition
  • Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 awards is Monday, Nov. 21.
  • Resume and/or biography of the nominee
  • Nominating statement that addresses the specified criteria
  • Nominating statements should be no more than two pages typewritten.
  • A maximum of three supporting letters for each nomination
  • Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are ineligible for the award, and previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Outstanding Service Award.

Faculty Member of the Year

The Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member for his/her commitment to teaching, the ability to inspire students, and the willingness to serve as a mentor or advisor, as well as their service to the University and community. Click here to view past recipients.
  1. Commitment to teaching
  2. Ability to inspire students
  3. Professionalism in the classroom
  4. Unique teaching style
  5. Exceptional mentoring and/or advisory efforts
  6. Service to the university (ex. a faculty advisor to student organizations and/or alumni chapters)
  7. Professional accomplishment
  8. Participation in alumni outreach activities
  9. Faculty committees, university committees, special projects, dissertation/thesis
  10. Professional recognition
  11. Service to the community
  12. Outreach activities, such as the University Speakers Bureau
  13. Participation in charitable/philanthropic activities
  • Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 awards is Monday, November 21.
  • Resume and/or biography of the nominee
  • Nominating statement that addresses the specified criteria
  • Nominating statements should be no more than two pages typewritten.
  • A maximum of three supporting letters for each nomination
  • Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are ineligible for the award, and previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Outstanding Service Award.

Senior of the Year

The Senior of the Year Award recognizes a graduating senior for outstanding contributions in the areas of academic excellence, participation in student life, special honors and recognition, service to the University and community, and leadership. Click here to view past recipients.
  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Participation in Student Life (ex. member of a student organization, member of an athletic team (NCAA, intramural, or club), member of a professional or honorary society)
  3. Service to the university and/or community.
  4. Special Honors or Recognition (ex. awards, scholarships, honors)
  5. Leadership (ex. officer/leadership position in student organization, captain of athletic team, resident assistant/Mason Ambassador/Orientation Leader/Peer Advisor, etc.)
  • Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 awards is Monday, Nov. 21.
  • Resume and/or biography of the nomineeNominating statement that addresses the specified criteria
  • Nominating statements should be no more than two pages typewritten
  • A maximum of three supporting letters for each nomination
  • Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are ineligible for the award, and previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Senior of the Year Award.