Recognizing Excellence in Alumni Leadership


Hardworking alumni volunteers make all the difference in creating a culture of support, philanthropy, and engagement at Rutgers. To recognize groups and individuals who have made an impact, the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards are presented each year in the following categories:

Awards for Alumni Groups

Collaboration 
For engagement through key partnerships within the Rutgers community

Student Engagement
For engagement of current or incoming students in meaningful connections with alumni

Professional Development 
For excellence in mentoring and/or career-focused programming

Community Service 
For engaging alumni through volunteerism and/or community outreach

Philanthropy
For excellence in fostering philanthropy through the Rutgers University Foundation

Communications
For excellence in strategic communications to promote and enhance alumni programming

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Awards for Individual Alumni

Scarlet Forever Award
For an alumnus/a who has maintained a lifetime connection to Rutgers and the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Volunteer of the Year Award
For an alumnus/a who has provided exemplary service over the past year to Rutgers and the RUAA

Young Alumni Service Award
For an alumnus/a age 39 or under who has provided outstanding volunteer service to Rutgers and the RUAA

Honorary Alumna/us Award
For a nonalumna/us who has provided remarkable volunteer service to Rutgers and the RUAA

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