Elon Alumni Association

Elon Alumni Awards

The Office of Alumni Engagement has presented annual awards to honor alumni and friends of Elon University who serve as active partners, advocates and investors since 1941. These awards, formerly known as Elon Alumni Association Awards, are presented in the fall during Homecoming Weekend and are the highest accolades conferred by the Office of Alumni Engagement.

If you know of an outstanding Elon graduate who is deserving of one of the following awards, please complete our online nomination form by April 18 for the 2014 Homecoming Awards Celebration.

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumnus of the Year Award

  • Bill Gortney ’77, U.S. Navy admiral
    Presented to an alumnus who has distinguished himself in a profession and in the community and brought honor to Elon.

Alumna of the Year Award

  • Tracey Helton Lewis ’93 P’10, educator, Surry County Schools
    Presented to an alumna who has distinguished herself in a profession and in the community and brought honor to Elon.

Young Alumnus of the Year Award

  • Darris Means ’05, associate director, The Elon Academy
    Presented to an alumnus who has graduated within the past 10 years and has distinguished himself in their profession.

Young Alumna of the Year Award

  • Britten Ginsburg Pund ’06, senior manager, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
    Presented to an alumna who has graduated within the past 10 years and has distinguished herself in their profession.

Service to Church and Society Award

  • The Rev. Jonathan Chapman ’07, pastor, Westfield Congregational Church (Danielson, Conn.)
    Presented to an alumnus or alumna whose life demonstrates service to church and society.

Alumni Service Award

  • Natasha Christensen ’07, senior subject matter expert/governance analyst, International Security Assistance Force
    Presented to an alumnus or alumna who has given extraordinary service to his or her community.

Distinguished Service to Elon Award

  • Lindsey Goodman Baker ’04, senior account manager, National Association of Corporate Directors
    Presented to an organization, business, foundation or individual who has demonstrated outstanding service that promotes the advancement of Elon.

Past Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award
Awarded to an alumnus or alumna who has distinguished himself or herself in a profession and in the community and brought honor to Elon.

  • 2012 recipients:
    Christopher P. Martin '78 P'13
    A. Christine Baker G'88

Young Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award
Awarded to an alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the past 10 years and has distinguished himself or herself in their profession.

  • 2012 recipients:
    Michael G. Long '04
    Alexandra E. Ellis '05

Distinguished Service to Elon Award
Awarded to an organization, business, foundation or individual who has demonstrated outstanding service that promotes the advancement of Elon.

  • This award was not given in 2012.

Alumni Service Award
Presented to an alumnus or alumna who has given extraordinary service to his or her community.

  • This award was not given in 2012.

Service to Church and Society Award
Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose life demonstrates service to church and society.

  • This award was not given in 2012.

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