The nomination process for the 2019 Alumni Awards is now closed. Recipients will be notified in early October by the Alumni Board Nominations Committee. Awards will be presented Reunion Weekend at Breakfast with Brian on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

If you have questions about the awards or a submission, please contact the Alumni Office at or call 651-696-6295.

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 Committee. All alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of the college are welcome to submit nominations.


Alumni 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.

Every year, we count on you to tell us which alumni deserve to be honored by Macalester with an Alumni Award. To submit a nomination, view the description, criteria, and nomination form for each of the categories online here.