Recognizing Outstanding Alumni
The Alumni Association is seeking to renew its pool of candidates for the annual Alumni Awards. Click on each award to see a list of past winners.
Nominate your classmates here!
Deadline for Nominations: May 31 of each calendar year
Conrad “Skip” Idukas Service Award
Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the University and/or the Alumni Association through exceptional volunteer service. The recipient need not be an alumna/us.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Honors an ESU graduate whose exceptional achievements or contributions in a field or profession have distinguished him/herself on the national or international level bringing honor to the university and pride to its alumni.
Dr. George Thompson, Jr. Award
Recognizes exceptional accomplishment or life achievement in areas of community and human relations along with a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of the mission of ESU. Candidate embodies multicultural and diverse values, and need not be an alumnus or alumna.
Excellence in Education Award
Presented to an educator who has demonstrated superior teaching ability and extraordinary commitment to students at the elementary, secondary or college level. The recipient may be active or retired and must have a minimum of 20 years in education. The recipient must be an ESU alumnus or alumna
George Ockershausen Student Service Award
Recognizes a student who has provided exceptional service in a volunteer capacity to the Office of Alumni Engagement or the Alumni Association.
Great Teacher Award
Presented to a teacher who has demonstrated superior teaching ability and extraordinary commitment to students. The recipient may be active or retired and must have a minimum of ten years teaching at ESU. The recipient need not be an ESU alumnus or alumna.
Helen G. Brown Honor Award
Recognizes an ESU graduate whose extraordinary accomplishments in life have brought honor to the University and pride to its alumni.
Jim Barniak Award
Recognizes an ESU graduate for exceptional achievement in athletics beyond graduation. Designed to recognize those who might otherwise qualify for admission to the ESU Athletic Hall of Fame, but do not meet the requirement of having been a star athlete in intercollegiate sports as an undergraduate.
Presented to an ESU alumnus or alumna who has distinguished themselves and brought credit to ESU at a state, national, or international level by their work in the fields of science, physics, chemistry, economics, medicine, physiology or other technical field/information technology.
Young Alumni Achievement Award
Honors a recent graduate (within ten years) who has demonstrated exceptional ability and made significant strides in their chosen profession and/or whose extraordinary accomplishments have brought honor to the university and pride to all alumni.