Eligibility and Selection

Any alumnus/alumna of Gardner-Webb University that has attended at least one semester, including staff and faculty, is eligible for nomination and induction into the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. To be eligible for induction, recipients must agree to be present at the Recognitions and Awards Banquet.

Any alumnus/alumna, staff, faculty, student, or community citizen can make a nomination. Nominations are submitted to the Office of Alumni Affairs at anytime throughout the year. To be eligible for the forthcoming academic year, nominations must be submitted by July 1. Nominations are made by completing an Award Nomination Form or by calling the Office of Alumni Affairs at (704) 406-ALUM (2587).

Inductees are selected by a committee of Gardner-Webb alumni staff and Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominations and applications received by July 1 are reviewed by the selection committee and chosen by August 1. Potential recipients are contacted upon selection to accept the award, and provided all event and award information prior to the Banquet in October.

Selections are based on the nomination form and application of the nominee.

Criteria for Selection

The nominee is accomplished in one or more of the following areas:

Career Distinction: Recognized as outstanding or exceptional within his or her professional career, field, or industry. This distinction is reflective of Gardner-Webb University’s core values of Faith, Service, and Leadership.

Service to Society: Exhibits integrity and demonstrates commitment of service to others through professional and volunteer efforts.

Involvement and Support: Deeds and actions reflect the importance of his or her educational training, pride in his or her alma mater, and loyalty to Gardner-Webb as demonstrated through his or her interest, support, and involvement in the advancement of the University.

Integrity and Character: Nominee has the highest standard of personal integrity and character.