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Alum Award Program Guidelines
The Alum Association of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary established the following Alum Awards:

Distinguished Alum Award: is given to someone who has made a lasting impact on the Church and Society through outstanding professional, volunteer, or philanthropic accomplishments; and/or who has advanced the Seminary’s mission thereby enhancing Louisville Seminary’s impact on the Church and future generations of students.

First Decade Award: is awarded to a recent graduate who has made a significant impact in the Church and his/her community in the first five to nine years of ministry and service after seminary.

  • Committed dedication to their calling and vocation(s)
  • Faithfulness and effectiveness in ministry
  • Strong advocate for the mission and vision of Louisville Seminary
  • Leadership service and lasting legacy on the larger Church, community, and society through outstanding professional, voluntary, or philanthropic accomplishments
  • Model of Christian life, demonstrating an obedient and faithful ministry<

  • Is an Alum of the Seminary with an earned degree
  • No more than one award per year can be awarded to an Alum posthumously
  • No more than one award per year can be awarded to a current member of staff, faculty, or administration
  • Has been out of seminary at least ten years at time of consideration (except for the First Decade Award candidates)
  • Not a current member of the Board of Trustees or Alum Board

Selection Process
  • The form should be used to make a nomination.
  • The Nominating Committee of the Alum Board receives and reviews all nominations.
  • Nominees are considered and chosen based on the nomination form that is submitted along with any materials that accompany the form, and/or additional information secured in the review process.
  • The Nominating Committee of the Alum Board presents names to the full Alum Board for vote.

Nomination deadline for 2020 nominees is January 1, 2019.

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