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Nominations open for Founders Day alumni awards

The Office of Alumni Relations proudly announces the opening of nominations for the University of Utah’s 2025 Founders Day Awards.

U Alumni annually presents its Founders Day Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni for their outstanding professional achievements, public service, and/or commitment to the U. Additionally, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual(s) who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the university and their community through outstanding service and dedication.

The GOLD Alumni Award will also be presented to an outstanding alumnus/alumna who graduated in the last decade.

These annual distinguished and honorary alumni awards, along with honorary degrees, are the highest honors awarded by the University of Utah.

If you know an individual or couple who you feel deserves this recognition, please submit a nomination by Friday, September 6, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).

The award presentations will take place during the Founders Day celebration at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House in February 2025.


View the list of past award winners.

All nominators will be notified in early October of the status of their nomination. If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, form, or letter, please contact Rachel Robertson at