Celebrating the accomplishments of alumni around the globe, these awards honor
individuals who embody what it means to be a Mountaineer.
If you or someone you know embodies the Mountaineer spirit, take a moment
to submit a nomination through these links:
The Outstanding Alumni Award
The highest Homecoming honor, the Outstanding Alumni award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated significant loyalty and commitment to advancing the interests of WVU.
Homecoming Parade Marshal
As part of the annual Homecoming festivities, the WVU Alumni Association selects a noteworthy alum to serve as Homecoming parade marshal.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
Alumni Service Awards
The David W. Jacobs Lifetime Service Award
Recognizing a WVU graduate for lifelong service to their alma mater, this award was named for David Wood Jacobs who served as director of the Alumni Association for more than 37 years.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
The Margaret Buchanan Cole Young Alumni Award
Named for Margaret Buchanan Cole, founder of WVU’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and first woman to serve as president of the Alumni Association, this award honors a WVU alum who graduated within the last 10 years and has provided outstanding service to their alma mater.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
The James R. McCartney Community Service Award
The James R. McCartney Community Service Award recognizes a WVU graduate who has given outstanding citizenship and service to their community.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
The Paul B. “Buck” Martin Award
This award recognizes a graduate who has worked to preserve, maintain and promote the traditions of WVU. The award was named for Buck Martin who served as president of the Alumni Association and was the former editor of The Martinsburg Journal and noted WVU historian.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
The John F. Nicholas Jr. Award
This award recognizes a WVU graduate who has given outstanding service and contributions to a geographic chapter, special interest or school/college alumni group. The award is named in memory of Nicholas, a distinguished WVU alumnus and former chapter leader in the Washington, D.C., metro area.Submit Nomination Past Recipients
For consideration for Homecoming 2024, nominations are due by May 31, 2024.
All nominations submitted for consideration in 2023 will automatically be considered for 2024.
For additional information or questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Meridith.Balas@mail.wvu.edu.
To learn more about the past Homecoming Honorees, check out the WVU Homecoming website.