The Honorary Member of the Caltech Alumni Association Award recognizes the individual’s advancement of the Alumni Association’s mission. Recipients can be current or past members of the Caltech community, including but not limited to administration, faculty, staff (except for current staff assigned to support the CAA), coaches, and volunteers.
The Honorary Member Award recognizes a member of the Caltech community for the advancement of the CAA’s mission:
Faculty, administration, staff, and other members of the greater Caltech community can have long-lasting impact on our students and alumni, at Caltech and beyond. When considering nominations, we are looking for evidence of a sustained and continual impact that goes above and beyond normal expectations for the nominee’s typical role. Be as thorough as possible when writing your nomination, and remember committee members may not personally know your nominee.
Anonymous or self-nominations are not accepted.
Any individual from the Caltech community who is not a degree holder is eligible for the Honorary Member Award. Recipients can be current or past members of the Caltech community, including administration, staff, faculty, coaches, and volunteers.
A selection committee comprised of alumni and CAA Board members reviews nominations and recommends candidates to the CAA Board, which then confirms the recipients.
Submissions require a narrative nomination letter to help the committee understand the distinctive achievements and impact of your nominee as they relate to award criteria. As you write your nomination letter, please consider the following questions:
We encourage you to discuss your nominee with others who can provide you with valuable additional perspectives that may assist you in writing your nomination letter.