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Alumni Awards

The University of Portland mission centers on teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. Through our annual Alumni Awards, we honor those individuals who embody this mission in their life and work, and demonstrate the power of the University to prepare people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family. 

You are invited to help identify those alumni who should be recognized for making outstanding contributions to their professional fields, for their dedication to volunteer endeavors, and for their ongoing support of the University and its mission.

Whether it’s a person who has shown great promise early in their career, someone who embodies the University’s mission of service and leadership, or an individual who has built a sustained record of accomplishment and community contribution across their lifetime, we’d like to know about them.

The period for submitting a nomination for the 2019 Alumni Awards has closed. To nominate an alumnus in the future, please check back in late Summer 2019. 

If your nominee is selected as a finalist, members of the National Alumni Board will contact you to obtain more information about the individual you have recommended. Honorees will be chosen this fall, and will be celebrated at the President's Alumni Awards Gala during Alumni Reunion Weekend in June 2019.


2018 Alumni Award Winners

On June 22, 2018, Bill Reed ’72, Katie Hughes ’02 and Tsikata Apenyo ’18 were individually recognized as recipients of UP's 2018 Alumni Awards. Congratulations to our Pilots!

See Bill Reed, our 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, in action in this video: