Outstanding Alumnus(a) Award


This award recognizes outstanding academic or nonacademic achievements of Graduate School alumni and alumnae since their graduation from The University of Texas at Austin with a doctoral or master's degree. The award recipient will be honored at the Graduate School Convocation. The award recipient will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

A $5,000 ellowship in the name of the award recipient will be given to a student selected from the graduate program from which the outstanding alumnus/alumna graduated. Procedures for selecting the fellowship recipient will be forwarded to the appropriate graduate program after the award winner has been selected.

Criteria for Nomination

Nominees should have achieved preeminence in their academic or professional careers as demonstrated by service in the public or private sector, membership in scholarly communities, publications, artistic endeavors, creativity, honors, or other significant contributions.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

  • Each graduate program may nominate one alumnus/alumna who received either a doctoral or a master's degree from the university.
  • Submit one set of the following materials:
    • Completed nomination form (pdf)
    • Letter of nomination from the dean, department chair, program director, or graduate adviser
    • Nominee's vita or résumé documenting the nominee's achievements.
  • The award selection committee will evaluate the nominations and recommend to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies the recipient for the award.
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Submit Nominations

Nomination packets consist of one set of the required materials (see nomination form).

For instructions on submitting your nomination form via the secure upload Web site:

Christopher Villalobos


Friday, January 24, 2014


Mary Katherine Wakefield, an alumna of the School of Nursing, has been named Outstanding Graduate Alumnus for 2013. Read more >>

2012 Outstanding Alumnus

Previous alumnus(a) award winners

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Christopher Villalobos


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