Each year, the Alumni Board of Directors recognizes fellow graduates who make significant contributions to their community, achieve distinguished career accomplishments or provide exemplary service to Wheaton. The Alumni Achievement Awards are presented in May during Commencement and Reunion Weekend, when we celebrate our newest graduates and honor the alumni who inspire them.

Award Categories

Wheaton honors distinguished alumni in three award categories.

  • Alumni Achievement Award
    This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of graduates who have made a significant contribution to society.
  • Heather J. Corbett ’86 Fostering Wheaton Community Award
    This award honors alumni whose ‘unsung’ contributions have created deep connections within the Wheaton community.
  • Sharon M. Howard ’87, P’09 Outstanding Wheaton Service Award
    This award honors alumni who have made a significant contribution or provided ongoing service to Wheaton.

Award Criteria

Graduates of the last decade must meet one of the below criteria. All other nominees must demonstrate at least two of the following:

  • Exceptional achievement in a chosen field
  • Notable personal accomplishment
  • Positive social impact locally, regionally or globally
  • Exemplary service to support the advancement of Wheaton’s liberal arts education