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Distinguished Alumni/ae Award

Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion recognize distinguished alumni/ae whose accomplishments and contributions have had a broad impact and positive effect in various forms of ministry and scholarship. 

We are now accepting nominations for our 2017 award celebration. Please complete the online nomination form to nominate a deserving alumnus/a. All entries must be submitted no later than Monday, April 10, 2017. We will pay tribute to this year's honorees during the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Celebration in the fall. Please note all nominations will be active for two years in order to provide each nominee extended consideration.

If you have questions or would like to submit a nomination through the mail, please email Addie Sullivan in the Divinity Alumni/ae Office or call (615) 343-7819. 

Learn more about previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. 

past recipients

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Criteria

The Divinity School award is given to someone who has demonstrated excellence and distinction in justice making through their work in congregational ministry, religious institutions, ecumenical organizations, community –based organizations, government, or other social institutions.

The Graduate Department of Religion award is given to someone whose scholarship, teaching, or research has advanced the understanding of religion and its formative impact in the world.