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Alumni Awards

Each year the CU Denver Alumni Board honors several individuals who have a record of distinction with the University of Colorado Denver and/or in their profession, community, and society at large.


Award Nomination Form

This form may be used to submit nominations for the CU Denver alumni awards. 

Alumni Awards

The University of Colorado Denver Alumni Board solicits your nomination for these awards year-round. This is your opportunity to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support for CU Denver or who have excelled in their careers and also in service to the community. Narrative support should provide evidence of outstanding contribution(s) within the guidelines of the criteria. 

Please submit your nomination by ​Monday, July 30, 2018 for consideration. Recipients will be notified after the Alumni Board makes its selections. Awardees with be honored in October of 2018 at LynxFest: Family & Alumni Weekend.

For questions regarding the Alumni Awards and the awarding process, please contact the volunteer engagement and events coordinator, John Moulton at 303-315-0093 or email​

Recent Alumni Award - New!

The Recent Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus/a within five years of graduation from CU Denver who is effecting positive change for the university community. This is a person who understands the importance of engaging with the university, fellow alumni, and/or current students and are giving back (time, talent, and treasure) to support the future success of CU Denver. Nominees must be alumni within five years of their graduation date. Current members of CU alumni boards are not eligible.

Alumni Appreciation Award

The Alumni Appreciation Award recognizes notable contributions which bring outstanding benefits to CU Denver. This award is given only in the years in which a deserving candidate emerges. Nominees may be drawn from the community at-large and need not be alumni.

Alumni Leadership Award

The Alumni Leadership Award recognizes one’s remarkable ability to effect positive change in an individual or organization within the CU Denver community. Nominees may be drawn from the community at large and need not be alumni.

Alumni Legislative Award

The Alumni Legislative Award is presented to a legislator who has assisted in the advancement of CU Denver and higher education in general.

Alumni Mack Easton Award

The Alumni Mack Easton Award recognizes outstanding voluntary contributions and service to CU Denver. The award was developed by the Association in memory of D. Mack Easton, the Dean of the "Denver Extension Center" in the early sixties. His vision enabled the extension to become a separate campus of the University of Colorado. Nominees may be drawn from the community at large and need not be alumni.

Alumni Recognition Award

The Alumni Recognition Award is presented to an alum who has excelled in their career field, as well as in service to the community. Former students who did not receive an official degree from CU Denver may also be considered.​

Office of Advancement | Alumni Relations

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Denver, Colorado 80204

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