Temple University Alumni Awards

Temple takes pride in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni and friends, and honors them each year with these special awards.

Alumni Distinguished Service Award

The Alumni Association’s highest alumni award, the Alumni Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and commitment to Temple University through their volunteer and philanthropic contributions to the university community, as well as their professional accomplishments.

Meet E. Ronald Salvitti, MED '63, 2015 Alumni Distinguished Service Award recipient.

View a list of past Alumni Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Russell H. Conwell Award

The Russell H. Conwell Award recognizes non-alumni individuals for outstanding volunteer and philanthropic service to the university community.  Past recipients whose contributions and commitment to the university have been exemplary include trustees, former Temple University presidents and administrators, Temple constituent groups, and other benefactors.

Meet John Chaney, 2015 Russell H. Conwell Award recipient.

View a list of past Russell H. Conwell Award recipients.

F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Inspiration Award

The F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Inspiration Award honors those exceptional alumni and friends of Temple University’s athletic programs who believe in the importance of athletics in the development of students as individuals and citizens and who evidence a commitment in both their professional and private lives to the advancement of athletics; who have actively and effectively promoted athletics through loyal support and valued patronage of the intercollegiate athletic teams of the university, and, more importantly, the growth and development of individual student athletes; and have through such commitments proved to be an inspiration to others in their interest and support of athletics at Temple University.

Meet Leon, CLA '55, LAW '58, and Irene Greenspan, 2015 F. Eugene Dixon Inspiration Jr. Award recipients.

View a list of past F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Inspiration Award recipients.

Stauffer Faculty Award

The Stauffer Award was created in 1973 by Joan D. Willson, the widow of Dr. Herbert M. Stauffer in honor of her late husband and his father, Dr. Milton F. Stauffer. The Award recognizes outstanding faculty service and seeks out those faculty members whose service extends beyond the classroom and University community. The Award was first presented by the TUAA at Founder’s Dinner in 1974. The endowed fund, created by Mrs. Willson, allows a cash prize of $4500 per year to a deserving faculty member who has excelled in the area of service to the university.

Meet Scott Gratson, 2015-2016 Stauffer Faculty Award recipient.

View a list of past Stauffer Faculty Award recipients. 

Impact Awards

The TUAA’s Alumni Impact Awards will be presented annually to Temple University alumni for outstanding service, advocacy and contribution to their school or college, the alumni association and/or the University – individuals, who through such commitments, have proven an inspiration to others in their interest and support of Temple University.

Meet the 2015 Impact Awards recipients.

View a list of past Impact Award recipients.

Gallery of Success

Inspirational alumni from each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges are showcased in the Gallery of Success exhibit inside Mitten Hall (lower level). Previous winners’ names are also on permanent display. Hosted by Temple’s Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations, these inductees and their invited guests enjoy a fall reception on campus.

Meet the 2016 Gallery of Success Award recipients.

View a list of past Gallery of Success Award recipients.

Young Alumni Diamond Excellence Award

The Young Alumni Diamond Excellence Award was established to honor outstanding achievements and/or service to the community of a Temple University alumnus or individual in a profession or field. The goal of this award is to provide a role model for all current and future Temple young alumni.

Meet Vaughn Parker the 2016 Young Alumni Diamond Excellence Award recipients.

View a list of past Young Alumni Diamond Excellence Award recipients

Alumni Fellows

Implemented in 1981, the Alumni Fellows program provides funding to schools and colleges to invite prominent and outstanding alumni, who are recognized as leaders in their field, to return to their schools or colleges as guest speakers, where they are asked to share their professional expertise.

View a list of past Alumni Fellows.