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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards

As the University’s highest honor for its graduates, this recognition is reserved for those men and women whose lives and work have met C-N’s exemplary standards through dedicated service, outstanding professional success or dedication to their alma mater, humanity and the body of Christ.

To nominate a Carson-Newman graduate for the Distinguished Alumni Award, please use this form.


R.R. Turner Spirit of Carson-Newman Award

The R.R. Turner Spirit of Carson-Newman Award is given to a current C-N employee who exemplifies the highest ideals of service and leadership on campus. Recipients are considered to be the pinnacle of excellence and performance in their roles at Carson-Newman. 

To nominate a current C-N employee for the R. R. Turner Spirit of Carson-Newman Award, please use this form.         

Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Selected through a nomination process, Outstanding Young Alumni are those who within 20 years of their graduation demonstrate exceptional achievement and honor C-N’s ideals of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.  Successful candidates also portend future positive contributions to their communities, humanity and/or C-N.

To nominate a Carson-Newman graduate for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, please use the form found here.


Alumni Awards – History

The Alumni Association has recognized graduates and friends of the University since 1961.  Awards have denoted those whose achievements, be they professional, civic, religious or humanitarian, have brought Carson-Newman honor and distinction. Recipients are selected by a committee of alumni and University representatives who screen nominations received from C-N graduates, faculty, administration, recognized chapters, or from friends of the institution. 

Previous winners can be viewed here.


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