Each year, Arts & Sciences recognizes a few extraordinary alumni for significant achievements in three different categories: the Distinguished Alumni Awards, the Early Career Achievement Award, and the Dean’s Medal. The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner is hosted by the dean of Arts & Sciences and the National Council.
- The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor alumni from Arts & Sciences' undergraduate and graduate programs who exemplify the ideals embodied by Washington University through their lives, work, and service.
- The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes Arts & Sciences alumni 40 years of age or younger.
- The Dean’s Medal honors a friend whose dedication and support have been exceptional and whose leadership, advice, and inspiration have served to place Arts & Sciences at the heart of one of the world’s premier universities.
During our awards ceremony, the honorees share personal stories of their educational experience and the impact it had on their lives and accomplishments.