Lafayette honors outstanding service to the Alumni Association and the College at the annual Volunteer Awards ceremony. Below are the awards with a listing of the most recent recipients.
Presented to a member of the alumni community who has given distinguished service to the College or the Association. Upon his retirement in 1968 as Alumni Secretary, the award was named for Joseph E. Bell ’28.
Presented to a member of the alumni community who has earned distinction in their career without regard to service to the College. This award is named for Lafayette’s first graduate, George Washington Kidd, Class of 1836.
Presented to a member or members of one of the 15 latest classes in recognition of outstanding service to the College or Association.
Recognizes the achievements of a long-term Alumni Association volunteer whose service is both dedicated and effective.
Recognizes an Alumni Association volunteer for outstanding leadership during the previous year.
Recognizes a currently active alumni chapter officer based on voluntary service achievements “over and above” the faithful carrying out of regular officer assignments. It honors the memory of William E. Greenip ’44, former Alumni Association Secretary.
Recognizes faculty members for distinguished volunteer service to Lafayette College through the Alumni Association and its organized alumni activities.
Recognizes a current student who through volunteer efforts in the broader community beyond the College, has demonstrated compassion, energy and ingenuity in serving others.
The Alumni Association periodically chooses to honor, with a special award, a member or members of the Lafayette community illustrating loyal commitment in supporting the goals of the College and Alumni Association.
Presented to the regional alumni chapter that successfully hosted a diverse array of chapter events, while cultivating the chapter’s leadership and promoting area alumni participation.
Recognizes an individual who exudes leadership in the planning and execution of regional events, showing commitment to promoting a diverse array of offerings for the alumni, parents and friends of Lafayette College.
Recognizes an effective writer who exercises leadership throughout the column, unifying classmates in support of the College.
Recognizes an alumna or alumnus for distinguished service to the Career Services Office in assisting Lafayette students in career exploration.
Distinguished Externship Commitment Award
Recognizes an externship host with 25 years of service.
Recognizes externship hosts with ten years of participation.
Presented to the reunion year class achieving the highest Lafayette College Fund total.
Honors the non-reunion class achieving the highest Lafayette College Fund total.
For the 50-Plus Club class with the highest rate of participation.
Honors the class achieving the highest percentage of participation from the 11th through the 50th alumni class.
Presented to the young alumni class achieving the highest percentage of participation.
Recognizes a first year AAR who has, during that initial period, served the College with extraordinary enthusiasm, commitment and skill.
Recognizes an individual who, during the past year, has represented the College through the AAR program with outstanding dedication, reliability and sensitivity; he or she has creatively and effectively introduced the “Spirit of Lafayette” to prospective students, their parents, and others interested in the College. This award is named after Barry W. McCarty, former dean of enrollment services.
Recognizes an AAR member, whose dedication and effectiveness during a period of a year or more who has significantly improved Lafayette’s image and student recruitment potential in an area outside the College’s traditional tri-state area.
This is the highest honor that can be bestowed for service to Lafayette through the AAR program. The recipient will have served with sustained distinction, effectively performing all expected duties during a period of several years or more. In addition, he or she will have demonstrated initiative and creativity, and will have inspired others through leadership and example.
A number of awards are no longer given annually. Access the Historical Volunteer Awards List to view these volunteer honorees.