Alumni Association Seeks Nominations for Annual Alumni Awards
A long standing tradition at the USF Alumni Association is to annually recognize outstanding alumni and community leaders
who have made a significant contribution to the university and the community.
Nominations from alumni, university friends and community members are accepted all year but must be received by March 31 of the presentation year to be considered by the Selection Committee for that year.
Recipients of the four awards are announced in July of each year and are honored during an awards program during USF Homecoming Week in the fall. They are also recognized on field at the Homecoming football game.
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Since 1976, this award has recognized a USF alumnus who has reached the pinnacle of success in his or her career or profession.
Donald A. Gifford Alumni Service Award
Since 1991, this award has recognized an individual who has provided unparalleled service to the University of South Florida, either through committee work, volunteer hours or by other significant means.
Class of `56 Award
Since 1981, the Class of `56 Award has recognized an individual who did not graduate from USF, but who has proven to be a friend of the university by rendering distinguished service over an extended period of time.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was established in 1994 to recognize an alumnus age 35 and younger for his or her professional accomplishments and engagement to the university.