Alumni Association Awards

MCLA takes pride in recognizing our distinctly honorable alumni, those who have made outstanding contributions in public or community service or in service to the College and/or its alumni. A distinguished alumni is an individual who, because of superior and extraordinary achievements, have brought credit to themselves and their alma mater.

2017 ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

This year's Distinguished Alumni recipients. Top from left, Wayne A. Soares '89, MCLA President James F. Birge, Ellen L. Kennedy '83. Bottom from left, Daniel J. Trombley '90, Russell J. Pearce '60, Susan A. Bell '97 and Jamal Ahamad '11.

NOMINATIONS

If you are interested in nominating a fellow alumni, please call or email Christine Naughton '99, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, at 413.662.5074 or C.Naughton@mcla.edu.

AWARDS FOR CONSIDERATION 


Young Alumnus Award 

Within ten years of their MCLA commencement, the individual will have shown significant growth in their chosen profession and/or career path, received recognition as an emerging leader through professional and/or community achievements, and served as an outstanding role model for current and future MCLA students. 


Alumni Humanitarian Award

The nominee must have demonstrated a record of service to his/her community and to the world at large.


Outstanding Educator Award

This award is given to recognize and honor an individual who has shown continued and dedicated service to their students and their profession and a commitment to developing the potential of all students. This award recognizes K-16 educators, from all areas of education, who have made significant contributions to support and enhance the education of students through innovative classroom practices, programming, extracurricular activities, committee, or community work.


Outstanding Educator Emeritus Award

This award is given to recognize and honor an individual whose life’s work was dedicated to education and whose teaching impacted their students, school, and community.


Outstanding Service to the College Award

The nominee must have demonstrated a record of service to the Alumni Association and/or the College.


Distinguished Alumnus Award

The individual must have demonstrated a history of achievement in one or more of the following: community, state, regional or national service, and/or the individual must have made a significant leadership contribution to a state/regional/national organization that does not come under the purview of his/her profession.

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