Alumni Spirit

Awards Nominations

It is with great pride and pleasure that Baldwin Wallace University recognizes the achievements of its outstanding alumni. View a list of BW's Distinguished Alumni.

Make Your Nominations

Please help us recognize outstanding alumni by submitting award nominations. Our downloadable nomination form contains all award criteria and can be used for all award nominations. You may submit more than one nomination.

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. Recipients must have attended Baldwin Wallace University for a minimum of one year or must have served the University for a minimum of ten years. Ability to be in Berea to receive the award shall not be a criterion. The Alumni Merit Award may be conferred posthumously. Nominees shall be judged on their achievements since graduating from or leaving BW. Nominees will be kept on file and reviewed annually for five years.

The merit awards are conferred annually at Alumni Celebration. A minimum of four awards shall be given annually with a suggested maximum of six at the discretion of the selection committee.

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. During the history of the Hall of Fame, more than 200 men and women have been recognized. The Baldwin Wallace University Women's Alumni Athletic Association inducted its first honorees in 1992. BW athletes have established a rich tradition in athletics during their college years and beyond. Many of their deeds 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 public event and also will interact meaningfully with Conservatory students in master class settings.

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 shall be encouraged to nominate families that they deem worthy of this honor. One family will be honored annually at Alumni Celebration.

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. The honoree must have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Baldwin Wallace. The awards will be conferred annually at the Celebration of Outstanding Educators each spring.

How to Nominate

All alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for worthy alumni. Download and print nomination form and mail completed form to the address below.

As an alternative to using the nomination form, you may simply recreate the information requested on it and submit your nomination via U.S. mail, fax, or email to:

Office of Alumni Relations - Baldwin Wallace University - 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
(440) 826-2104, (440) 826-2745 (fax),

Thank you.