Alumni Awards

2016 Alumni Awards

Every year, we count on you to tell us which alumni deserve to be honored by Macalester with an Alumni Award. By nominating a Macalester alum, you give voice to our community's deepest held values.

The nomination deadline for the 2016 Alumni Awards has passed. If you are interested in nominating an alumnus for 2017 please contact the Alumni Office at

What are the Macalester Alumni Awards?

Alumni Awards are one way by which the Macalester community comes together to honor alumni who best exemplify our college's values. The awards have been given annually to Macalester alumni since 1949 and the tradition continues today under the leadership of the Alumni Board Nominations and Bylaws Committee. All alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of the college are welcome to submit nominations.

Award Categories

Nominations are accepted for four categories of alumni awards: the Catharine Lealtad ’15 Service to Society Award, the Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award, the Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Young Alumni Award. The Alumni Service Award recipient is nominated by Macalester staff. View the description and criteria for each of the categories online here.