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Sun Devil achievers sought for 3 Alumni Association awards


George Dean, ’70 BS, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Urban League, received the Alumni Service Award at ASU’s Homecoming last year from ASU Alumni Association President and CEO Christine K. Wilkinson and ASU President Michael M. Crow.

August 13, 2019

Arizona State University’s alumni network, now nearly 500,000 strong, is filled with Sun Devils who have used their ASU education to help others, enrich the community and make the world a better place. The ASU Alumni Association invites the community to nominate candidates for three upcoming award programs, which honor Sun Devils who have made significant contributions in a variety of areas of achievement.

Nominees currently are being sought for the following awards:

Homecoming Awards: The association presents two awards at Homecoming – the Alumni Service Award, which recognizes distinguished, exemplary and extraordinary service to ASU and the Alumni Association by an alumnus/alumna; and the Alumni Appreciation Award, which is presented to a community member for contributions that have enhanced the success of ASU and the Alumni Association. This year, the awards will be presented at halftime during the ASU-Oregon Homecoming game on Nov. 23. Nominations for these two awards are due by Friday, Oct. 18.

Founders’ Day Awards: The Alumni Association's Founders' Day Awards Dinner is the university’s signature event. Honorees at this event include faculty members, alumni and philanthropists whose contributions to the university and the community at large exemplify the pioneering spirit of the founders of the institution. Founders’ Day will be celebrated Feb. 25, 2020. Nominate an ASU alum for the Founders’ Day Young Alumni Achievement Award or Alumni Achievement Award by Thursday, Oct. 31.  Nominate an ASU faculty member for a Founders’ Day award by Thursday, Oct. 31.

Sun Devil 100: The Alumni Association honors the fastest growing Sun Devil-owned and -led businesses ranging from advertising agencies to wineries. Sun Devil 100 celebrates ASU’s incredible history of entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. The Class of 2020 will be announced at the next Sun Devil 100 awards ceremony, set for April 29, 2020. Nominations for Class 2020 of Sun Devil 100 are open now with full applications due Nov. 15.   

The ASU Alumni Association dedicated to serving and uniting all graduates of ASU, offers programs, hosts signature events and oversees numerous groups that enhance the alumni experience and help alumni engage with their alma mater. 

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