Public Nomination

Early Career Award Criteria

Nominees must:

  • Must be a graduate of a departmental program (AS, BS, MS, or Ph.D.)
  • Must have graduated less than 10 years ago
  • Made early contributions  to their profession
  • Made early contributions  to the department through their active engagement
  • Professional accomplishments show long term promise to being a leader among their peers.

Outstanding Alumni Award Criteria

Nominees must: 

  • Must be a graduate of a departmental program (AS, BS, MS, or Ph.D.)
  • Must have graduated at least 10 years ago
  • Must have consistently interacted with the program (guest lectures, curriculum guidance, student projects, etc…)
  • Made significant / recognized impacts to their profession (academic profession is included)
  • Have shown outstanding career development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches;
  • Has continued involvement and leadership in professional organizations, college alumni association or community activities.

Current faculty and staff of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and past recipients of an Honorary Doctorate from Purdue are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination Process

  1. Alumni Award Nominations made public
  2. Collection of nominations - deadline: Sept. 8
  3. Public nominations sent to department for review
  4. Department alumni award committee meets to discuss potential candidates and select nominee(s) to move forward.
  5. Alumni award committee meets and reviews nominations and makes recommendation to dean on nominees to move forward
  6. Dean approves
  7. Letter to approved nominees

*Please note - nominees not approved will be kept on file to use for other department awards made throughout the academic year and/or the 2016 alumni awards ceremony.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the 2015 Early Career and Outstanding Technology Alumni Award must be submitted no later than September 8, 2014.

Nomination Form


List Names
Please list date, name of award, and who the recognition was presented by for any honors or awards.
List any activities by including year, name of organization, and their role.