Alumni Awards

The USC Upstate Alumni Association proudly presents the call for award nominations for special recognition of notable alumni. Award recipients must be graduates of USC Upstate and will be selected and honored for exceptional achievements.

There are three categories for nominations, which are detailed below:

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who have reached the pinnacle of their career and who have made exceptional contributions in one or more of the following ways:

  • Achieved distinction in chosen field
  • Exceptional service in local, state or national affairs
  • Exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of USC Upstate

The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes alumni whose achievements in career, public service and volunteerism have brought honor to themselves and to the university. This award takes into account worthy accolades in all of the following areas:

  • Achievements in business or professional career
  • Community affairs at local or state levels
  • Support of the advancement and continued excellence of USC Upstate

The Young Alumni Award is designed to recognize USC Upstate graduates 40 years of age or younger who represent the future leaders of tomorrow. Standards for recognition include one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Commitment of service to others
  • Substantial commitment to USC Upstate and its mission

The deadline for nomination ended on Friday, January 10, 2020.