Alumni Association Awards

Recognizing Alumni Service and Achievements

The Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni Association annually recognizes outstanding alumni who have given distinguished service to Fairleigh Dickinson University and the community at large. The Alumni Association Award recipients are honored each year during the University's Homecoming in the Fall. 

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2022 Alumni Association Awards is April 25, 2022. The nominations are reviewed and selected by an Awards Committee, comprised of members of the Alumni Association Board of Governors.



The Alumni Association Awards are:

Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award
The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award is the highest award the Alumni Association presents and is given to a graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding loyalty and service to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Recipients have made significant contributions to a specific college, school or program within the University or have served with distinction in organizations such as the Alumni Association Board of Governors or the University Board of Trustees.

Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year award is given to an alumnus/a who has contributed significantly to one or more of the following areas: academic programs, admissions, athletics, career development, chapters, fundraising and student life.

Outstanding Young Alumni
The Outstanding Young Alumni award is presented to a graduate who has achieved exceptional success in his or her profession and who has graduated in the past 15 years. Recipients are recognized for being emerging leaders in their fields or for service to the University and/or the Alumni Association.