Each year the Alumni Association 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.
This page displays images of CU Denver alumni award recipients and their stories.
This form will be used to submit nominations for the CU Denver alumni awards.
This page describes what a CU Denver “Academic Athlete” is and the event to honor these 4.0 students.
The University of Colorado Denver Alumni Association solicits your nomination for these awards. 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, February 29, 2016 these will be presented at Spring Commencement in May 2016.
Check the list of past award recipients and nominate someone you feel is worthy of an alumni award!
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.