Alumni Association Awards

Each year, the UVM Alumni Association and the UVM Foundation recognize significant contributions to the UVM community in one of five award categories, celebrated at a ceremony during Alumni Weekend.

Click through each category below to read about the most recent winners, or link to a complete list of all previous winners.

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These 2017 award winners will be honored in October during UVM Alumni Weekend.

George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award
Lewis First, MD from the Larner College of Medicine (Burlington, Vt.)

Distinguished Service Award
Deborah McAneny ’81 (Southborough, Mass.) and Lawrence Roth ’67 (New York, N.Y.)

Alumni Achievement Award
David Ely ’67 (South Burlington, Vt.) and Paul Molloy ’61 (Silver Spring, Md.)

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Philip Bruno ’12 and Emily Meltzer ’12 (Seattle, Wash.)



Alumni Achievement Award

Since 1985, awarded to alumni for outstanding achievement that has been recognized at the local, state, and/or national level.

Distinguished Service Award

Since 1958, awarded to dynamic and purposeful volunteer leaders whose loyal, unselfish, and consistent service to the University of Vermont and the Alumni Association Board of Directors has enhanced the reputation and furthered the mission of the University.

George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award

Since 1974, awarded to one full-time faculty member, who has served in that capacity at the University for five (5) years or more, to honor excellence in teaching as demonstrated by effectiveness in motivating students in ways that have a lasting influence on their lives, commitment to student advising, and the ability to provoke student interest and enthusiasm and constructively influence campus life beyond the classroom.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Since 1979, awarded to alumni who graduated within the past ten years and are dynamic volunteers who have given dedicated personal service to the University of Vermont and are committed to furthering the mission of the University, or are recognized for their outstanding contributions to their profession or life's work.

Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award

This award is presented to deserving individuals or couples who have demonstrated a passionate commitment to furthering the efforts of philanthropy at UVM through their leadership, vision, volunteerism, and personal philanthropy. Recipients of this award must be lifetime members of the Ira Allen Society with demonstrated impact in promoting and expanding philanthropy that supports the University of Vermont.