alumni awards

Our alumni awards are presented annually at Homecoming. To nominate someone for one of these awards, please contact the Alumni Office at or (603) 526-3886.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes an alumna/us who has made a distinctive and unique contribution to his or her profession and to society. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award goes to Beverly Stearns Bernson '55.

Alumni Service Award

This award recognizes an alumna/us who has made outstanding volunteer service contributions to Colby-Sawyer and to the public on either a local, national or international level. The 2017 Alumni Service Award goes to Joan Campbell Eliot '67.

Young Alumni Achievement Award

This award recognizes a young alumna/us for significant achievement and contribution within her/his chosen field and community. Eligible nominees should reflect positively on Colby-Sawyer while providing an example of leadership and inspiration to young alumni. Alumni of the last 15 years are eligible for this award. The 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award goes to Andrew Pillsbury '07.