Many Emory schools and departments have ways to recognize their outstanding alumni.

Awards given by Emory's schools and units

In addition to the Alumni Association-sponsored awards, many schools and departments have ways to recognize their outstanding alumni. To learn more about these awards, click on the links and nominate a deserving alumnus/a.

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Candler School of Theology Alumni Awards

The Candler School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Award is given to an alumna/us who embodies the Core Values* of Candler School of Theology in their work and ministry. Candler invites alumni and members of the Emory University community to nominate candidates who have made extraordinary contributions to Candler School of Theology, the Church, and the larger society.

Emory University School of Law Awards

Emory University School of Law honors five alumni each year for distinguished work in public service and volunteer efforts on the law school's behalf. The Emory Law Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have achieved distinction in legal practice, teaching, research, or public administration, and who have demonstrated distinguished service to Emory Law, the Emory Law Alumni Association, or Emory University. Other awards include the Alumni Service Award, Eleonore Raoul Greene Trailblazer Award, and Young Alumni Award.

Emory School of Medicine Alumni Awards

Each year the Medical Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni for their contributions to Emory, the School of Medicine, and the greater community.

Emory Sports Hall of Fame

The Emory Sports Hall of Fame is designed to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Emory athletics and have helped bring excellence and distinction to the university and its athletic program. For more information about the Emory Sports Hall of Fame, including nomination information, contact Joyce Jaleel, associate director of athletics, at 404.727.6557 or

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Alumni Awards

The Nurses' Alumni Association of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing honors alumni and friends who are committed to the key values of the nursing school: scholarship, leadership, and social responsibility. These awards include the Distinguished Nursing Achievement Alumni Award, the Award of Honor, the Excellence in Nursing Award, the Recent Graduate Award, and the Honorary Alumni Award. The awards are presented during Homecoming Weekend.

Oxford College Alumni Awards

The Oxford College Alumni Association has five annual awards: The Outstanding Teaching Award, the Outstanding Staff Award, Honorary Alumnus/a Award, Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award, and the Judge William L. Norton Outstanding Alumnus/a Award. The Oxford College Board of Counselors also awards the R. Carl Chandler Award for a lifetime of leadership through service to Oxford College. Please nominate someone today.

Rollins School of Public Health Alumni Awards

The Rollins School of Public Health presents two annual awards: the Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given to an alumnus/a who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of public health, and the Matthew Lee Girvin Award, which recognizes the work of a recent graduate.

Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

The Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, established in 2002 by the generous gift of Madhu and Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing, seeks to recognize Emory University's international alumni who have distinguished themselves in service to universities, governments, private-sector firms, and/or nongovernmental organizations.