National Alumni Awards

2023 Alumni Award Winners

About the Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards are typically presented during Homecoming Weekend activities each Fall. The deadline for nominations each year is June 1.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has served their profession in an outstanding manner, and in so doing, has brought honor to his/her person and the University. This award is presented for service to humanity and dedication which have fostered the ideals of Mercer University

The Meritorious Service Award is presented to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has demonstrated his/her support of the Alumni Association and the University through his/her contribution of time, talents and financial resources. A Meritorious Service Award may also be given to a non-alumnus/friend of the University who has displayed uncommon loyalty and support to Mercer.

The Thomas Sewell Plunkett Young Alumnus Award is given to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has graduated within the past 10 years, is no more than 35 years of age, and has accomplished one or more of the following: Has demonstrated continuous support of the Alumni Association and the University through contributions of time and/or gifts; has made outstanding contributions to a chosen profession; has achieved in such a way that he/she has brought great honor to the individual and the University; has demonstrated service and a commitment to the community; has fostered the ideals, goals and values of the University.

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