Benedict College National Alumni Association

Alumni Awards

Awards are distributed at the Alumni Awards Banquet to recognize alumni for their noteworthy services and accomplishments to the National Alumni Association, Benedict College and their communities.  Award recipients are determined by the BCNAA Awards Committee using established criteria.  These criteria are not intended to be all-inclusive or to preclude the Association from granting such other awards, recognition or acknowledgement-as may be deemed fitting and proper. 


SEE Alumni Award Recipients


For nominee for one of the following awards, print, fill out and submit the Alumni Award Application (PDF).

Young Alumni Service Award (25 to 35 years of age)

The Young Alumni Service Award is presented to an active alumnus in his/her club and the BCNAA.  The recipient must have displayed exceptional service beyond the call of duty, be active in recruiting students for the College, be a continuous financial supporter and attend the BCNAA Spring Planning and Annual Meeting.

Pre Alumni Service Award (Benedict College Student)

The Pre Alumni Service Award is presented to an active member in the Pre Alumni Council.  The recipient must be active in Student Organizations, active in UNCF, active in Recruiting Students, have assisted with the Annual Phonathons, supported special alumni activities, and attended the Pre Alumni Regional and National Conferences and the BCNAA Annual Meeting.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (Alumnus) is presented to an active alumnus in his/her club and with the BCNAA.  The recipient must have rendered service beyond the call of duty to the alumni association - either through a club or directly to the alumni association.  While not establishing "length of service" criterion, the person distinguishing himself or herself over the longest period of time would be first recognized with this award.

The Distinguished Service Award (Non Alumnus) is presented to a non-alumnus who is active in a club and with the BCNAA.  They must have rendered service beyond the call of duty to the alumni association - either through a club or directly to the alumni association.  While not establishing "length of service" criterion, the person distinguishing himself or herself over the longer period of time would be first recognized with this award.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to a Benedict Alumnus who has achieved noteworthy recognition for his or her achievements.

Distinguished Club Award

The Distinguished Club Award is presented to the club most distinguished in Membership effort, project activities, continuous financial support, and recruitment effort on behalf of the College and supports the association.

Lula J. Gambrell Award

The Lula J. Gambrell Alumni Award is the highest award of the Association.  It is named in honor of Lula J. Gambrell, a long-time faculty member, who encouraged alumni to organize alumni clubs.  The primary selection criteria for nominees involves a Benedict alumnus who must have been supportive of the College and its purpose over a period of years, must be actively involved with an alumni club and the alumni association, must be involved in positive civic and community efforts and must himself or herself be "a power for good in society."


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