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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. 

The nomination period for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni/ae Award is now closed. We will announce this year's recipients in the fall. If you have questions, 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.