Alumni Association Annual Awards
Individuals receiving Springfield College’s four alumni awards distinguish themselves in very different ways. Each of the four unique and equally prestigious awards is for outstanding accomplishment and service in a specific area. The four ways in which we recognize alumni are:
- The Tarbell Medallion, a facsimile of R. Tate McKenzie’s “The Joy of Effort,” first presented in 1935 as a gift from Edward Norris Tarbell, Class of 1889 and given annually to an alumnus or alumna out of school at least twenty years who has demonstrated varied outstanding service over a period of time to his or her alma mater;
- The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, established by the Class of 1940 in 1966 to annually recognize professional excellence and outstanding service to community, state, and/or nation;
- The Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1972 by the Class of 1933 to honor members of the College community for outstanding achievements on the “playing field” and/or for service, dedication, and commitment to athletics and athletic programs;
- The Young Alumnus/a Award, established by the Class of 1966 in 1974 and presented to a graduate in the Tenth Reunion Class in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding service to the College, community, state, and/or nation.
To nominate an alumnus/a for one or more of the awards listed above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include the following information: your name, your class year, your telephone number, your email address, the name of nominee, the nominee’s class year, and the name of the award(s) for which you are nominating him/her. Supporting information and credentials for your nominee may be sent as an attachment to the email or hard copies may be mailed to the Office of Alumni Relation, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109.
Submissions are CONFIDENTIAL. Nominees must not be informed of their nomination. Those nominating an individual for an award should not share with anyone they are making a nomination. As only the nominator should know the nominee has been submitted, it is inappropriate for references to be provided or lobbying for a particular candidate to occur for any of the awards listed here. Nomination deadline is March 15. Forms received after that date will be considered the following year.