Annual Alumni Awards

Each year EMU honors at least two graduates from among the more than 19,500 EMU alumni who are sharing Christ’s love around the world in their everyday lives.

Award recipients are honored during Homecoming and Family Weekend, held each October. Nominations for either the Distinguished Service Award or Alumnus/a of the Year Award are made by EMU alumni or current members of the EMU community and are reviewed by the alumni association.

Outstanding Young Alum Award

Isabel Castillo, a 2007 EMU alum, received the first-ever Outstanding Young Alum award during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013. A young alum is someone who has graduated from EMU within the last 15 years.

Nominees must be an alumnus/a of EMU and must have made an outstanding contribution to EMU, the church or community over a long period of time.

Nominees must be graduates of EMU (or attended at least two years) and must have made a significant contribution or achievement in their profession, church, community or family in recent years.