The Alumni Association proudly recognizes achievements of distinguished alumni, friends and students of Marshall University by presenting awards at its annual Alumni Awards Banquet. Past honorees have included outstanding educators, successful business people, prominent scientists, sports and entertainment personalities and ordinary people with extraordinary devotion to Marshall.
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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS/ALUMNA: Given to Marshall alums for outstanding national achievements in their particular field (A Marshall alumnus/alumna is any former student who has received academic credit at Marshall University and whose class has graduated).
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: Given for loyal and unselfish service to Marshall University. This award is NOT limited to Marshall alumni.
ALUMNUS/ALUMNA COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT: Given to alumni for success in their particular field of endeavor and personal contribution to their respective communities.
YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD: Presented to an alum who is 35 years old or younger, is an active member of the Alumni Association, shows outstanding achievement in his or her field of endeavor, has a personal commitment to his or her community and demonstrates service to Marshall University and its students. This award is not open to members of the MUAA board.
DR. CAROLYN B. HUNTER FACULTY SERVICE AWARD: Established to recognize contributions and to provide incentives for continued service from faculty to the community, the university and students in their respective fields.
CAM HENDERSON AWARD: The Cam Henderson Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student-athlete as selected by the Alumni Weekend committee. Coaches can nominate athletes by contacting the office of Alumni Relations at (304) 696-3134.
NANCY PELPHREY/HERD VILLAGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (CHEERLEADING): This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student, sophomore or above, with a 3.0 GPA and a resident of West Virginia. The student must be participating in cheerleading at the time this award is given. Coaches can nominate athletes by contacting the office of Alumni Relations at (304) 696-3134
NANCY PELPHREY/HERD VILLAGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (BAND/DANCE TEAM): This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student, sophomore or above, with a 3.0 GPA and a resident of West Virginia. The student must be participating in band or on the dance team at the time this award is given. Directors can nominate performers by contacting the office of Alumni Relations at (304) 696-3134
NATE RUFFIN AWARD: Scholarship awarded by the Marshall University Black Alumni Association to an outstanding student at MU.
CLUB OF THE YEAR: Awarded to an outstanding alumni club for their contributions in fundraising, membership growth, activities and dedication to Marshall University
COLLEGE AWARDS: Each year, the deans from each of the colleges at Marshall University select a special recipient to represent their college as their Award of Distinction at the Alumni Awards Banquet.