Alumni Awards

Celebrating Mansfield University Alumni

In concert with the Alumni Association, the Alumni Relations office celebrates our alumni in a variety of ways. Traditionally, a highlight of Alumni Weekend is to celebrate the 50th anniversary class. It has become a tradition for the class to acknowledge their gratitude to the university by presenting a gift to the university in their name. In recent years, class gifts have included custom-designed china which incorporates architectural details of North Hall, a post clock centrally located in the student mall, resting benches, and endowed scholarship funds that will continue to increase in value and benefit deserving students for years to come.

Each year during alumni weekend, outstanding alumni achievements are recognized through the Society of Honors program. Please see below for a description of the Society of Honors Awards and to access the Society of Honors nomination form.

Alumni Citation Award
Established in 1969, the Alumni Citation Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who has made exceptional contributions to society through professional, civic, philanthropic work, and leadership activities.

Elsie Burk Service Award
Established in1983, the Elsie Burk Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who over a long period of time has demonstrated outstanding leadership, loyalty, and/or service to the University.

Distinguished Educator Award
First presented in 1986, the Distinguished Educator Award recognizes a member of the alumni community or university staff who is an exceptional leader and demonstrates service and commitment to education.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Established in 1986, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a member of the alumni community who has graduated from Mansfield University within the last twenty-five (25) years. This award is intended to recognize outstanding leadership, achievement, and professional performance of a young alum.


Additionally, in parternship with the Athletic Department, the Athletic Hall of Fame recognition dinner is held annually, during Homecoming. The Hall of Fame dinner recognizes and celebrates the efforts of the many outstanding student-athletes who have so honorably enhanced the reputation of Mansfield University over the years. Click here to view a list of MU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Click here to suggest an addition to the MU Athletic Hall of Fame. For additional informaton regarding the Athletic Hall of Fame, please contact the Sports Information Director, Ryan McNamara, at