The First Annual Alma Matters Awards, honoring graduates who make a positive impact will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018. Presented by the Division of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information, please email the Office of Alumni Relations at or call 718-518-4245.

Award Categories

The Visionary award recognizes the individual whose strategic perspective and methods allows them to deliver effective outcomes with long-term impact. A forward-thinker, collaborator, and creator in their own right, the honoree is skilled at foreseeing issues and implementing tactics that offer a lasting result.

Community Impact
The Community Impact award represents one whose ideals, skills, and knowledge are targeted towards affecting positive change within a particular community or population. The honoree endeavors to identify a community concern and actively relishes in proposing solutions or providing the resources that serve to strengthen a community.

The Trailblazer award is granted to one who embodies originality, consistently pursues innovation, and strives for excellence in their industry.  A change agent determined to advance, the honoree sets out to gain knowledge and make new discoveries that ultimately, benefit many. Their insightfulness and persistence opens new paths for others.

Global Citizen
The Global Citizen award acknowledges the individual whose civic engagement impacts other parts of the world. The honoree courageously participates in opportunities across the globe in an effort to share information, services, and offer expertise. Driven to explore outside of confines of their own culture, they seek to fulfill a larger, global purpose.

Honorable Recognition*
An Honorable Recognition acknowledges the achievements of the individual who has demonstrated a high level of integrity within their industry and thoughtfulness towards society. The merit of their work does not go unnoticed.

*Receiving this acknowledgement does not exclude the individual from receiving a future Alma Matter award.

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