Allegheny Awards

Special awards have been created to recognize members of the Allegheny community annually for their significant accomplishments, and we value your suggestions of deserving individuals at any time. The award descriptions are listed below.

There are three ways to submit a nomination:

  1. Click on the “Nomination Form” link located beneath each award description to submit a nomination online.
  2. Email your nomination to alumni@allegheny.edu.
  3. Send a letter via the U.S. Postal Service to Phil Foxman, Associate Vice President of Development and Director of Alumni Affairs, 520 North Main Street, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 16335.

Please note that the nomination deadline for the 2015 awards is Jan. 31, 2015. If you have any questions about the nomination or the selection process, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office by email or by telephone at (814) 332-5384. Thank you for your help.

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Medal
The Alumni Medal is the College’s oldest and most prestigious recognition and is awarded for steadfast loyalty and many years of distinguished service to Allegheny.
Alumni Medal Nomination Form
Past Alumni Medal recipients…

The Blue Citation
The Blue Citation is awarded in recognition and appreciation of outstanding service to the College.
Blue Citation Nomination Form
Past Blue Citation recipients…

The Gold Citation
The Gold Citation is awarded in recognition and appreciation of honor reflected upon the College by virtue of professional or volunteer activities.
Gold Citation Nomination Form
Past Gold Citation recipients…

Teaching Awards

The Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to a faculty member who has been at Allegheny College for more than 10 years. The award is based on the following criteria for an outstanding teacher: encourages independent thinking; states clearly course goals and objectives; provides sympathetic and constructive assistance; communicates knowledge and abstract ideas clearly; inspires interest and enthusiasm; encourages questions and participation; prepares well for classes; possesses an excellent, up-to-date command of his or her specialties; demonstrates professional and personal integrity; exhibits fairness in devising and grading examinations; prepares appropriate and challenging assignments and examinations; and provides sound and reliable academic advising. Before submitting your nomination, please review the list of eligible professors.
Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form
Past Julian Ross Award recipients…

The Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to a faculty member who has been at Allegheny College for 10 years or less and has demonstrated outstanding teaching as evidenced by innovative pedagogy, creative course development, sustained commitment to student learning, and support from faculty, alumni, and students. Before submitting your nomination, please review the list of eligible professors.
Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form
Past Thoburn Award recipients…

The Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award

The Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award is given to an Allegheny staff member who has provided exceptional long-term support to College programs or activities and/or contributed to the College in areas not required by his/her job description. The recipient’s performance should exceed expectation, and he/she should embody excellence, service and dedication to Allegheny. The recipient must be a current or retired employee (having completed a minimum of five years of service).
Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form
Past Distinguished Service Award recipients…

Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees may include athletes, teams, coaches, trainers, or any other people who have made outstanding contributions to varsity athletics at Allegheny. The nomination information should include the sport(s) played; collegiate accomplishments; and special contribution to the College, its athletic program or the community. An individual, team, or coach may be nominated anytime beginning 10 years after graduation.
Athletic Hall of Fame nomination instructions and past inductees…