Alumni Spirit

Alumni Awards

It is with great pride and pleasure that Baldwin Wallace University recognizes the achievements of its outstanding alumni.

The description and criteria for individual BW awards as well as instructions on how to submit an online nomination are available below.

Make Your Nominations

All BW alumni who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from BW (in any major) are eligible for nomination. Take a moment to celebrate a YJ4L in your life by submitting an alumni award nomination. Our new online process is easy; no lengthy letter of recommendation or extensive research is required. Individual award criteria and instructions for submitting a nomination online are included below.

Honors & Awards

Alumni Merit Award

The Baldwin Wallace University Alumni Merit Award honors outstanding alumni and honorary alumni for their achievements, leadership and contributions to their profession or field of study, their community and their alma mater. Nominees are evaluated on their achievements since graduating from or leaving BW. Alumni of all majors and degree programs have been celebrated with this award.

Submit an Alumni Merit Award nomination >

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Baldwin Wallace University Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1965 to honor outstanding individuals for contributions to the University as an athlete, coach or athletic administrator. The Hall of Fame inducted its first female honorees in 1992. During the history of the Hall of Fame, more than 200 men and women have been recognized. BW athletes have established a rich tradition in athletics during their college years and beyond. Many of their accomplishments are chronicled in the Athletic Archives, located in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center.

The awards are presented annually at the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the weekend of Homecoming.

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Conservatory of Music Alumni Achievement Award

The Conservatory of Music honors outstanding alumni for their achievements in the field of music through performance, education or service to others with the presentation of the Conservatory of Music Alumni Achievement Awards. The achievement awards are conferred as often as deemed appropriate by the selection committee. Honorees receive their award at a special event and interact meaningfully with Conservatory students in master class settings.

Submit a Conservatory Alumni Achievement Award nomination >

Family Heritage Award

The Alumni Association recognizes and honors those distinguished families who, throughout generations, have provided many years of faithful and loyal service to Baldwin Wallace University. The number of generations and family members who have graduated from BW, as well as service to BW, are considered. All members of the association are encouraged to nominate families they deem worthy of this honor. For more information on how to nominate a family, email bwalumni@bw.edu or call (440) 826-2104.

Outstanding Educator Award

The Baldwin Wallace University Outstanding Educator Award honors individuals in the field of education who have made significant contributions to the lives of others as teachers, mentors and role models – both in and out of the classroom. Honorees of this award have been recognized for their work in traditional elementary, middle, and high school settings, as well as in higher education and other community settings.

Submit an Outstanding Educator Award nomination >

Distinguished Alumni

By definition, distinguished alumni are those who have been honored with one or more of the BW alumni awards described above, or who have served BW as a trustee.

View the list of Distinguished Alumni >

Questions?

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (440) 826-2104 or bwalumni@bw.edu.