Alumni and Friends

Alumni Awards

The College of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Awards recognize alumni of the College who have distinguished themselves and brought honor to Colorado State University through their career achievements, community service, and volunteer efforts.

The College of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Awards are sponsored by the CHHS Executive Leadership Council and CHHS Emerging Leaders Council.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 10, 2017 (by 5 p.m. MDT).
All nominations must be RECEIVED by this time/date.


Award Categories and Criteria

CHHS Outstanding Alumna/Alumnus Award

This award honors outstanding alumni from the College who, through their distinguished careers and/or service to the university, state, nation, or world, have brought honor to Colorado State University and to themselves. One or more honorees may be selected each year among alumni from any department/school within the College.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Obtained a degree from one of the departments/schools in the College of Health and Human Sciences;
  • Have a record of distinction and accomplishment in his/her field;
  • Have demonstrated service to the university, state, nation, or world;
  • Have demonstrated achievements that have brought honor to CSU, CHHS, and to himself/herself.

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You may also download and submit either a PDF or Word version of the nomination form:


CHHS Emerging Leader Alumna/Alumnus Award

This award recognizes recent graduates of the College for accomplishments made in the areas of career, service, and/or volunteer efforts that have brought honor to the individual and to the College/University. One or more honorees may be selected among alumni from any department/school within the College. Emerging Leader Award honorees must have graduated from Colorado State University within the last 10 years.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Obtained a degree from one of the schools/departments in CHHS within the last ten years of the nomination deadline.
  • Demonstrated contributions that have brought honor to the individual and to CSU in the area(s) of career, service, and/or volunteer efforts.

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You may also download and submit either a PDF or Word version of the nomination form:


Guidelines

Eligibility

  • Awardees must be graduates of a department/school within the College of Health and Human Sciences (including previous College and Department/School names). CHHS academic units can be found here.
  • Awards may not be given to persons whose election would generate a potential conflict of interest with their current responsibilities and their selection as an Alumni Award recipient, such as:
    • Any person currently running for an elected political office or being considered for an appointed political office.
    • Any person receiving monetary compensation from Colorado State University or its affiliates during the nomination process.
    • Current Colorado State University System governing board members, CHHS Executive Leadership Council and Emerging Leaders Council members, Alumni Association board members, and CSU Foundation and CSU Research Foundation board members.
    • Any person, who by other position of potential conflict of interest not previously identified above, is determined by the Awards Committee to be ineligible for this award.

General Guidelines

  • Nominations must be RECEIVED by the posted deadline Monday, July 10, 2017 (by 5 p.m. MDT).
  • Nominations received after the deadline are not guaranteed full consideration.
  • All nominations must follow specific award guidelines and criteria outlined above.

Format

  • All nominations must adhere to the size/length limitations specified within the guidelines for each award. Nominations exceeding limitations may not receive full consideration.

Electronic Nomination Process

To submit a nomination, attach the following documents in an email to CHHSAwards@colostate.edu:

  • The official nomination form (download either the PDF for MS Word version and SAVE it to your computer before filling it out)
  • A separate document that includes the candidate’s vitae/resume (limited to four pages or fewer; 11 pt font size minimum.)
  • Optional supporting documentation (i.e., newspaper articles, letters of support, and other pertinent information. Limited to four pages or fewer; 11 point font size minimum.)

Screening and Selection

  • Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee, and award recipient selections will be made in early fall.
  • Nominations for those individuals not selected may be resubmitted in future years.

Notification

  • Upon selection, award winners and nominators will be notified by the CHHS Dean, or designee.
  • Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the annual CHHS Homecoming Breakfast event. Should an award recipient be unable to attend, another person may be chosen by the recipient to accept on his/her behalf.