Louisville Alumni now accepting 2022 award nominations

    • Signature event honors the exceptional and diverse achievements of UofL alumni
    • Nominations now open through Friday, Feb. 18

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– The University of Louisville is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards, the highest honor bestowed by Louisville Alumni. Award recipients are recognized for extraordinary achievements in their profession and enduring service in their community.

    For more than 30 years, the Alumni Awards have honored and celebrated the historic achievements of graduates from the University of Louisville. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university and reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

    “Louisville Alumni is grateful for the strong culture of alumni innovators, educators and collaborators who share the common bond of being UofL graduates. The Alumni Awards is our opportunity to honor and show appreciation for our extraordinary alumni,” said Josh Hawkins, assistant vice president for alumni relations.

    Louisville Alumni will recognize 15 Alumni Fellows, representing each of UofL’s schools and colleges. These awards are presented to outstanding individuals for their impact in leadership, business, community, education or philanthropic endeavors. In addition to the Alumni Fellows awards, Louisville Alumni also recognize alumni achievements in the following areas: Emerging Leader, Diversity Leadership, Alumni Ambassador and Alumnus(a) of the Year.

    The Alumnus/a of the Year award honoree personifies the qualities, mission and values of the university. This prestigious award is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in professional and philanthropic endeavors and has shown loyalty and support to the entire university.

    The 2021 Alumnus of the Year was awarded to Gen. Joseph M. Martin, vice chief of staff of the United States Army and the second-highest ranking officer in the Army.

    The Cardinal community and general public are encouraged to nominate Louisville graduates who deserve to be recognized for their career accomplishments, philanthropic endeavors and contributions to the community. Award winners will be recognized during the 2022 Alumni Awards ceremony this fall during Homecoming week on UofL’s Belknap Campus.

    Nominations are open online through Friday, Feb. 18. Nominations can be submitted at 2022 Official Alumni Awards Nomination.

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.