To: All Members of the Caltech Alumni Community
From: Edward M. Stolper, Interim President and Provost
Re: 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
The Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate, and is in recognition of "a particular achievement of noteworthy value, a series of such achievements, or a career of noteworthy accomplishment." Since the award's inception in 1966, Caltech has recognized 244 alumni in science, engineering, business, and the arts.
A living alumnus or alumna who has attained any degree (B.S., M.S., Engineer's Degree, or Ph.D.) at Caltech may be considered for this award. Selections are made by the president of Caltech based on recommendations from a committee comprising faculty, staff, and alumni; the president’s recommendations are confirmed by the Board of Trustees.
Graduates who currently are on the faculty or staff of Caltech are not eligible, with the exception of those who have achieved the rank of Professor Emeritus. Awarding the DAA to a retired Caltech faculty or staff member has been and is expected to continue to be a rare occurrence. Sitting members of Caltech’s Board of Trustees are not eligible until they have achieved the rank of Life Trustee.
Self-nominations are not accepted.
To nominate an alumnus or alumna for consideration, please complete the online application by September 7th. The Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented at Seminar Day, in May 2015.