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Awards and Nominations

Alumni Trustees and Alumni Association President Nominations

All Davidson alumni are voting members of the Alumni Association. Please nominate worthy alumni for leadership roles on the Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Board. Alumni Trustee and Alumni Association President elections are held every other year in alternating years. 

Select the leadership position for which you would like make a nomination:


Our alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Their accomplishments and contributions benefit both society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring with insight and creativity. The college offers several awards for the accomplishments of our alumni, including awards for institutional service, leadership and community service.

Selection Considerations

The board considers several factors in making awards. Previous winners are ineligible. Traditionally, recipients of honorary degrees from the college, current association board members and trustees and current members of the college faculty and staff are not considered. Furthermore, the board tries to make awards, whenever possible, to individuals in classes celebrating reunions. 

Award Nominations

Help the Alumni Association Board of Directors by nominating a worthy alumnus/a to receive an award by sending an email to or filling out the nomination form below:

  • John W. Kuykendall Award for Community ServiceNamed for Davidson's 15th president (1984-97), this award recognizes alumni who have provided extraordinary service to their community and demonstrated leadership in the spirit of John W. Kuykendall. 
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Recipients of this award have provided leadership or attained recognition on a national or regional level within their profession or business. 
  • Alumni Service Award: This award recognizes alumni who have performed a high degree of service to the college. 
  • Young Alumni Service Award: Each year we recognize young alumni (5th and 10th reunions) who have performed a high degree of service to the college.