Academic Hall of Fame
Candidates for Academic Hall of Fame membership are considered by a committee consisting of faculty members and administrators from the College’s three schools: arts and sciences, education and professional studies. Student representatives from each school may be recruited for committee service.
Candidates must have the following criteria:
- Be graduates of SUNY Cortland who maintained grade point averages of 3.5 or higher as undergraduates or 3.7 as graduate students.
- Made a significant contribution to society through their chosen profession.
- Graduated more than 10 years ago.
Nominations are welcome at any time and should be sent to the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.
Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Young Alumni
These awards recognize Cortland alumni for distinguishing themselves in their careers and communities, and/or rendering outstanding service to the College or Alumni Association, thus bringing credit to the alumnus or alumna and honor to the College.The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honors that the Alumni Association bestows on graduates of SUNY Cortland.
Nominations are active for three years, including the year of initial nomination. Those alumni nominated as Distinguished or Distinguished Young Alumni since 2017 who have not received awards do not have to be nominated again. Distinguished Young Alumni must be graduates of the last decade and 35 years old or younger.
Nominations for the 2017 awards are due by Feb. 12 can be submitted by completing the Nomination Form.
Honorary Alumni are awarded to individuals who have not graduated from SUNY Cortland, but have rendering outstanding service to the College or Alumni Association. Individuals are nominated by the College and the Alumni Association. The Awards, Scholarship and Recognition Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors makes the final decision.
Outstanding Alumni Volunteers
Outstanding Alumni Volunteers have rendered outstanding service to the SUNY Cortland community. The Awards, Scholarship and Recognition Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors makes the final decision. Nominations for the 2017 awards are due by Feb. 12 and can be submitted by completing the Nomination Form.