Recognizing service to Duke and to society

Duke Alumni Association oversees these prestigious award programs for Duke:

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Association Board presents this highest honor to alumni who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions through their field of work, in service to Duke University, and toward the betterment of humanity.

Charles A. Dukes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

Duke Alumni Association and Duke’s University Development recognize alumni volunteers who have served in Duke leadership roles and devoted themselves to extraordinary, long-term efforts that helped Duke further its mission.

Beyond Duke Award

Beyond Duke Service and Leadership Award

The Duke Alumni Association has created a new award to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves through service to their local community or the global community. Nominations are solicited in three categories: Young Alumni, Local Community, and Global Community. 


Forever Duke Award

Presented for the first time at Homecoming 2009, Forever Duke annually recognizes alums for excellent recent volunteer service to Duke, Duke Alumni Association, and other alumni groups.

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

For more than three decades, Duke Alumni Association has enabled students to honor professors for outstanding teaching with this citation and monetary award.