Alumni Awards

In concert with the Alumni Association, the Alumni Relations office celebrates our alumni in a variety of ways. The Alumni Relations office supports and assists with several campus events, programs, and activities, including Alumni Weekend, Commencement, Homecoming and a variety of other on and off-campus events.

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.

  • The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is awarded for outstanding professional performance and achievements to alumni who have graduated in the last 20 years.
  • The Distinguished Educator Award recognizes outstanding service and dedication to education.
  • The Elsie Burk Service Award honors alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Mansfield University.
  • The Alumni Citation Award acknowledges exceptional contributions to society through professional, civic, and philanthropic work.
  • The Music Honor Roll recognizes those alumni whose accomplishments in the profession of music are considered outstanding and distinguished. Click here to visit the Music Honor Roll webpage (this program is overseen by the MU Music Department).

Additionally, in parternship with the Athletic Department, the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is held annually, during Homecoming, to recognize and celebrate 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.