Each year, University of the Southwest hosts Homecoming Weekend on campus. In addition to other festivities, alum are honored with two distinguished awards during the weekend:
Distinguished Young Alumnus Award
The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award is given to a young alumnus (35 and under) whose achievements in their profession or chosen field and service to the community set a standard of excellence worthy of recognition. The award recipient's character is a reflection of the university's values and mission and he or she demonstrates service and commitment to USW.
Alumnus of the Year
The Alumnus of the Year Award is the highest award presented by the Alumni Association. The recipient has distinguished themselves through personal or professional achievement. The recipient is a loyal alumnus who embodies what it means to be a USW Mustang and recognizes exceptional service to the community and/or the university. The Alumnus of the Year has made a significant contribution to volunteer for professional organizations, and demonstrates the values of a USW education: servant leadership, individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.
To nominate an alum for either of these awards, please contact Laurie Dean at 575-492-2108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org