Alumni Award Descriptions and Criteria

Indiana Wesleyan University is graced with thousands of alumni who are changing the world for the glory of Jesus Christ.  The following array of awards expands the Alumni Association’s recognition of achievement in a way that intentionally honors alumni from each of the three University’s academic units.  Doing so encourages broader alumni engagement and showcases the breadth of impact Indiana Wesleyan University alumni are having on the world.

Award Categories

Distinguished “World Changer” Alumni Award

This is the pinnacle alumni award granted to an alumnus or alumna who has lived a life in submission and service to Christ and has exhibited a contagious passion for world change that permeates every part of their life as they shine light in this lost and broken world. They demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. The life of this individual serves as an inspiration for future generations.

The recipient would speak or be interviewed at the Homecoming Banquet and, possibly, Homecoming Chapel.  He or she will also be recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game, on the Alumni World Changer Wall in the rotunda of Jackson Library, at www.indwes.edu, and in Triangle Magazine.

Distinguished Alumni Award – Marion Campus

The nominated individual for this award is an alumnus or alumna from the Indiana Wesleyan University’s home campus in Marion, IN.  He or she exhibits excellence in serving their profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This individual has continued to live out the mission of the university in his or her life in the years following graduation from the university. He or she will be recognized at the Homecoming Banquet, halftime of the Homecoming football game, at www.indwes.edu, and in Triangle Magazine.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award – Marion Campus

This award will be granted to an alumnus or alumna who graduated within the last 10 years from the university’s home campus located in Marion, Indiana and also meet all other criteria set above for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Distinguished Wesley Seminary Alumni Award

This award will be granted to an alumnus or alumna of the Wesley Seminary who has lived out the call God has placed on their lives in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ.  This individual exhibits excellence in his or her pursuit of faith in action for the sake of seeing the lost get found. He or she will be recognized at the Homecoming Banquet, halftime of the Homecoming football game, at www.indwes.edu, and in Triangle Magazine.

To ensure we are nominating and selecting alumni from the appropriate areas of study for each award, we have included the various programs within The Wesley Seminary:

–           Master of Divinity

–           Master of Arts

–           Doctor of Ministry

–           Master of Practical Theology

Distinguished Alumni Award – National & Global

This award will be granted to an alumnus or alumna of the Online, Adult and/or Graduate College who has dedicated themselves to shine brighter in the workplace, community and home by the spirit of Jesus Christ.  He or she will be recognized at the Homecoming Banquet, at www.indwes.edu, and in Triangle Magazine.

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