Alumni Awards

Tom Bondurant receives an E&H Distinguished Alumni Award from President Jake B. Schrum.Tom Bondurant receives an E&H Distinguished Alumni Award from President Jake B. Schrum.The E&H Alumni Association is proud to honor alumni who serve as shining examples for their communities. 

 Nominate someone who has made a distinction through career or community service. Deadline for nominations is January 15.


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About The Awards

There are five E&H Distinguished Alumni Awards:

  • The Carl and Ruth Looney Humanitarian Award

    Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated special service to humanity (civic, community, church, nation, etc.); has made unusual personal sacrifice; has shown a long and dedicated commitment to service; has achieved a remarkable single accomplishment; has shown special creativity and innovation which benefits humanity; and/or deserves special consideration because of the urgency of other person’s needs being met by this person. This award is named for Rev. Carl and Ruth Looney and their family who excelled at using humble means to achieve amazing service.

  • The Distinguished Achievement Award

    Awarded to an individual who has attained distinguished achievements in a professional or volunteer capacity; has demonstrated a sustained record of excellence in a professional or volunteer capacity; and/or has shown special creativity and ingenuity in achieving accomplishments.

  • The Fred Selfe Distinctive Service to Emory & Henry Award

    Awarded to an individual who has provided extraordinary participation in alumni activities, admissions, development, governing boards, special projects, etc., and has had a consistent record of financial support to E&H. The award is named for Fred Selfe, E&H class of 1969, who served the Emory & Henry College Athletic Department with exceptional dedication and valor until his death in 2003.

  • The A.L. Mitchell Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

    Awarded on the basis of any of the qualifications listed above, but the individual must have achieved such accomplishments during the first 15 years after graduation. The award bears the name of A.L. Mitchell, E&H class of 1946, who began his employment at Emory & Henry while still a very young alumnus and served students faithfully for 38 years.

  • The James A. Davis Faculty Award

    Awarded to an E&H faculty member with a distinguished record of excellence in teaching; has shown exceptional service beyond the classroom; has made some outstanding single achievement within his/her discipline; and/or has provided distinctive service to the community, the region or beyond helping to promote the good name of Emory & Henry. This award is named for the first E&H alumnus to return to E&H as a faculty member.

E&H Faculty prepare to march into Memorial Chapel for Founders Day ceremonies (2016).

Review the lists of recent E&H Distinguished Alumni Award honorees since the year 2000.

 Note: Descriptions of honorees reflect accomplishments at the time of the award. Many of these individuals have added news to their biographies since receiving an award.

Carl and Ruth Looney Humanitarian Award Recipients

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus Award Recipients

Fred Selfe Service to Emory & Henry Award Recipients

James A. Davis Faculty Award Recipients

The E&H Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented during Founders Day (held annually on the last Thursday of May).