The Alumni Association is please to recognize important contributions of members of the Harvey Mudd College community through its awards program. Nominations are open to the entire HMC community, and are reviewed by the Selections Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG). Recipients are approved by a vote of the full Board of Governors.
Awards are presented in four categories:
- Outstanding Alumni
- Order of the Wart
- Lifetime Recognition
- Honorary Alumni
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Outstanding Alumni Award
HMC's Alumni Association takes pride in recognizing outstanding
alumni who have made significant contributions to humanity and society
in areas of community service, global contribution, and science and
To qualify, alumni contributions should demonstrate a high level of
sustained commitment and involve personal sacrifice. The size of the
group affected is not relevant, but the contribution must make a
positive impact on humanity or society reaching an organization,
community or individual. The nominee may already have been recognized by
an independent organization or received other honors or awards.
Recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award
Order of the Wart
"Warts" are the square, protruding cement blocks that decorate most
HMC building facades, and they hold special meaning for alumni. This
award recognizes a job well done and is awarded to those who have made
significant contributions to the alumni of Harvey Mudd College.
Recipients of the Order of the Wart
Lifetime Recognition Award
These honorees have provided outstanding and recognizable dedication to Harvey Mudd College over many years.
Recipients of the Lifetime Recognition Award
Recipients awarded Honorary Alumni status are recognized as alumni of
the College with all rights and privileges pertaining thereunto.
Honorary Alumni are chosen for being a long-standing friend of the
College, its students and alumni; and having contributed significantly
to the betterment of the students and alumni.