Society of Honors

Outstanding alumni achievements are recognized through the Society of Honors program. Achievements are most frequently brought to our attention by fellow alumni, friends, family, faculty, and staff. Nominations are accepted annually July through January, for the subsequent year of honorees. Nominations are reviewed by the Alumni Association Board of Directors during the annual review and selection process. All nominations remain active for a period up to five years. The award presentation takes place during the annual Alumni Weekend Luncheon in June.

To nominate a member of the Mansfield University alumni community for any of the Society of Honors awards, please complete the form below. To ensure the nominee is considered for the intended Society of Honors award, please be sure to check the appropriate category below. Writing a narrative citing the basis for your nomination is required and proves especially helpful during the annual review and selection process. Following receipt of your submission, the nominee will receive a Society of Honors nominee notification letter and nominee application on behalf of the Alumni Relations Office.

Award Information


Established in 1969, the Alumni Citation Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who has made exceptional contributions to society through professional, civic, philanthropic work, and leadership activities.

Established in 1983, the Elsie Burk Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who over a long period of time has demonstrated outstanding leadership, loyalty, and/or service to the University.

First presented in 1986, the Distinguished Educator Award recognizes a member of the alumni community or university staff who is an exceptional leader and demonstrates service and commitment to education.

Established in 1986, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who has graduated from Mansfield University within the last twenty-five (25) years. This award is intended to recognize outstanding leadership, achievement, and professional performance of a young alum.

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