Award/Honor Name

Who Is Eligible?

Process and Dates

SOE Oversight

Ceremony and/or Announcement

One University Awards

Chancellor’s Medal

University’s highest honor and is awarded to individuals in honor of their trailblazing and extraordinary contributions to the University, to an academic body of knowledge, or to society.

Any member of the University community, although recipients are often alumni

  • Office of the Chancellor process and decision

Office of the Dean

One University Awards

SU News/SOE News

William Pearson Tolley Medal for Distinguished Leadership in Lifelong Learning

Recognizes strong scholarship and leadership in lifelong and/or adult learning.

Distinguished SOE alumni or community members.

  • Nominations compiled by Advancement

Deadline: February 1

Notification: early March

Announcement: mid April

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

One University Awards

SU News/SOE News

School of Education

SOE Convocation Speaker

Speakers have made outstanding contributions to the field of education

SOE alumni preferred

  • Nominations compiled by Advancement

Deadline: February 1

Notification: early March

Announcement: mid April

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

SOE Convocation

SOE News

Joan N. Burstyn Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research in Education

Supports research and/or creative projects by SOE graduate students working collaboratively with faculty.

SOE graduate student(s)

AND faculty member(s) or alumni

  • Direct Application opens in March

Deadline: early March

Notification: early April

Announcement: N/A currently

Office of the Dean

SU News/SOE News

Office of Alumni Engagement/Alumni Association

George Arents Award

Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the Arents Award recognizes alumni who have excelled in their fields.

 

Talented, accomplished, and distinguished alumni

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Orange Central Alumni Awards (April)

SU News/SOE News

SU Alumni Awards Chancellor’s Citation

The Chancellor’s Citation is awarded to alumni from diverse backgrounds in recognition of significant civic or career achievements.

Diverse alumni community members

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Coming Back Together Reunion

SU News/SOE News

Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award

Presented to alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and service to Syracuse University.

 

Senior alumni (graduated more than 50 years)

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Orange Central Alumni Awards (April)

SU News/SOE News

Generation Orange Award

Recognizes graduates for their continued commitment to Syracuse University.

Young alumni (graduated less than 10 years)

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Orange Central Alumni Awards (April)

SU News/SOE News

Military/Veteran Award

For US military service members or veteran alumni who have distinguished themselves through exceptional meritorious service and achievement while serving in the US military and/or in their post-service careers

In service or veteran alumni

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean/Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Orange Central Alumni Awards (April)

SU News/SOE News

Orange Circle Award

Recognizes altruistic members of the Syracuse University community who have done extraordinary things in the service of others.

Faculty, staff, alumni, or student organizations

Deadline: August

Notification: June-July

Announcement: ~1 month before Orange Central

Office of the Dean

Orange Central Alumni Awards (April)

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